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    Best bike for a short rider?

    Hello,
    I was curious if anyone could give me their two cents on a good cafe style racer for a short rider. I am 5'3", used to have a 2002 R6 and was tip toe riding which I would really like to avoid this time around. I have since sold my R6 and am looking for a new bike and love the cafe look.

    Thank you for any and all help!

    Abbey

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    I am short and the way I see it ride whatever you like. CL160 is the biggest bike I have ridden where I can put both feet on the ground and walk it from the seat. Learn good balance and don't put your feet down. The Honda Rebels look really low.

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    I am short and the way I see it ride whatever you like. CL160 is the biggest bike I have ridden where I can put both feet on the ground and walk it from the seat. Learn good balance and don't put your feet down. The Honda Rebels look really low.

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    You won't have any trouble reaching the ground on lots of vintage bikes, especially after you put on a racing-type seat. I'm 5'4" and I can reach the ground flatfooted on my Yamaha TX500. The seat on my bike is about 2" or 3" lower than stock.


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    You won't have any trouble reaching the ground on lots of vintage bikes, especially after you put on a racing-type seat. I'm 5'4" and I can reach the ground flatfooted on my Yamaha TX500. The seat on my bike is about 2" or 3" lower than stock.


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