My wife is exactly 5 feet tall. Any suggestions on a bike that would fit her? Nothing under 500 cc. (The 07 Honda 750 Spirit looks pretty cool)
Dr Bob's Patient said:Welcome to the forum Surfridernc. I have an 05 Aero Shaow VT750C and I has a seat height if 25.7 inches. The new Shadwo Spirit VT750C2 Also has a very low seat. To my best knowledge, I don't think there's a lower stock seat heo=ight. If anyone knows of one, they'll chime in.
The Suzuki Savage is no longer the savage, it has been renamed. I own an 01 savage, it was my first bike. If you plan on doing a lot of highway riding, you will want a twin, and not a thumper. It will vibrate your jibblies off at 80. It will also dust off most twins in first gear(its a peppy bike, but no top end, vibrates all to hell, and is a great first bike, but you will want to upgrade later). I would recommend looking at a VLX that has been lowered. They are low center of gravity, and they are fairly short to begin with.hunnus2000 said:Three suggestions:
1) Suzuki LS 650 Savage. Great power and low to the ground. Standard style bike
2) Baby Vulcan 500. No experience but friends say it has the Ninja engine and is 6 speeds.
3) HD 883 Sportster L (2007 model). It low has plenty of power and is EASY to ride and the 2007 clutch is like butter and has fuel injection.
These are alternatives to the Honda line of bikes.
Why the 500cc limit? Depending on the style of bike, 250cc is good enough to ride on the highways. My buddies 500 ninja is more than capapble of keeping up in 3rd gear on the highway, 70 at 4500 rpms. That leave another 4500 rpms in 3rd, and two more gears to play with. If you are looking for a cruiser only, then 500 is a good limit, but don't limit yourself to only one type of bike, all three types can be fun (cruiser, touring, and sport)surfridernc said:My wife is exactly 5 feet tall. Any suggestions on a bike that would fit her? Nothing under 500 cc. (The 07 Honda 750 Spirit looks pretty cool)