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November 16, 2012 10:55 AM Subscribe
What commuter motorcycle should I buy? Complications: I'm 5'0" and received my driver's licence motocycle endorsement this week.
posted by halogen to Shopping (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I don't think I'd be particularly happy on a Honda Rebel/Suzuki GZ250/V Star 250 – even though they fit my small stature, I wouldn't be too fond of struggling to go up hills in Seattle. Unless that's exactly what I should be buying?
Eventually, my husband has graciously offered to buy me a Ducati Monster 696, which can accommodate my short inseam with some modifications, but for the next year or so I need something with less power than I won't be heartbroken to drop. I'm open to buying both used and new, and obviously, know very little about motorcycles.
I've looked at all the lists that recommend motorcycles for short riders, but still don't know what to get. Help?