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    Ladies bike

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    Friends wife wants to get back into riding but dropped her last bike a few years ago as she was on tippy toes. Looking for bike recommendations but taking into account below

    Not a naked bike wants some weather protection/ fairing
    No Harley's or similar
    Not sportsbike
    750cc or less
    Newish model
    Low so she can get more in touch with planet earth, she is 5ft 3in ( don't know leg length and rude to ask)

    Any suggestions what we could consider?

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    What was her last bike then?
    As the great philosopher Keating once wrote " Life is a rollercoaster, you just gotta ride it!" ------Amen

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    Mrs TC currently has a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion. She tried a Bonneville - loved it for keeping feet flat but found it too heavy. She also had an FZ6 but found it slightly too tall.

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    I briefly had an F800ST and it was quite low and you can have a lower seat too. Nice and light to ride and handle, park etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joca View Post
    I briefly had an F800ST and it was quite low and you can have a lower seat too. Nice and light to ride and handle, park etc.

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    I was thinking along similar lines but the F800 R

    There us a cheap low mirage ER6 for sale on here right now ....
    As the great philosopher Keating once wrote " Life is a rollercoaster, you just gotta ride it!" ------Amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    What was her last bike then?
    Fazer but that wasn't the one she dropped. Was a Suzuki but can't remember which she said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joca View Post
    I briefly had an F800ST and it was quite low and you can have a lower seat too. Nice and light to ride and handle, park etc.

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    I had the F800gt, why didn't I think of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I was thinking along similar lines but the F800 R

    There us a cheap low mirage ER6 for sale on here right now ....
    ER6 is a good shout - nice engine, not too tall and good value.
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    My wife is 5 foot 2 (just) and has a lowered VFR400 and can get both feet flat on the floor, I am 6 foot 3 and it is seriously up to my knees - it seriously is so much fun to ride as its like a mini moto - Its the only bike I can get my knees down on lol

    Its no use for your wife as they have not been made for years but it shows where there is a will there is a way

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    Off the wall but what about the baby Ducati monster
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    Versys or Vstrom 650 ?

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    Or this ?


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    If she's simply looking to get back into bikes and gain a bit of confidence riding only for fun rather than commuting then why not ask her what the bike was that first made her want a bike and look for one of those?

    Ok, it probably won't be fairly new, it might not have much in the way of weather protection but nobody rides bikes in the rain for fun anyway so why worry about it if you're not planning on commuting or using it for big holidays? My wife went through a spell where her confidence was shot and she was going to give up bikes so we found her a bike she actually enjoyed riding again and all of a sudden her confidence returned and she then bought something that needed a bit more input.

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    F800ST is a good shout you can get a low and extra low seat and pretty light/easy to handle.

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    Does she want a fairing, or a decent screen?
    A lowered F700GS is great and can really build confidence.
    Or for a more faired option, how about a Kawasaki Ninja 650 touring - very easy for the dealer to lower.
    A girl can never have too many bikes

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    My chick is pretty stumpy & gets on fine with her Triumph Steet twin & a pair of Daytona Lady Star boots which have a 25mm lift in the heel. Seat height is pretty low & the bike isn't too wide so all of her available leg length is going down.

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