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Old 15th July 2017, 12:15 PM
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Default Low, Light A2 Bike That's Not A Custom / Cruiser - Unicorn?

This would be for a petite female with 28" inside leg.

I'm struggling to find anything suitable. Open to all suggestions - low as standard, modifiable to be low (seat/suspension).

I think the low seat height could be achieved or worked-around, but the weight might still be an issue. The (biking) world is full of gentlemen who will help a lady pick up her bike, but ideally it'd be better if it was manageable enough (ie not too heavy) for the drop risk to be minimised in the first place.

TIA for advice/input.

EDIT: A low & light full A bike would be OK too, but I imagine that'd be even more of a unicorn.

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Old 15th July 2017, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: Low, Light A2 Bike That's Not A Custom / Cruiser - Unicorn?

Originally Posted by Phaedrus
This would be for a petite female with 28" inside leg.
Honda CB400 Super Four should be just about ideal. Seat height: 755-770mm
depending on year.
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Old 15th July 2017, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Low, Light A2 Bike That's Not A Custom / Cruiser - Unicorn?

Suzuki Marauder is a good call.

28" leg is 660mm.
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Old 15th July 2017, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: Low, Light A2 Bike That's Not A Custom / Cruiser - Unicorn?

Thanks Guys.

28" is just over 711mm. Super Four is interesting - 770mm standard seat could probably be lowered a little, I imagine something could be done with suspension height, and 168kg isn't too bad.

Marauder is a custom / cruiser, so not what we're looking for.

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Old 15th July 2017, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Low, Light A2 Bike That's Not A Custom / Cruiser - Unicorn?

On the sporty side of things..
Vfr 400
Cbr250

Bros 400 if you can find a decent one.

Bmw funduro is low enough and can be lowered with links and seat even further.

Newer stuff like the kwak 250/300
Honda cbr 250 500

Sometimes being short is not about the seat height or weight but where the bikes weight is carried.
Top heavy bikes like big v4s or paralell twins can be very top heavy.

Something like a pegasso 650 honda dominator or bm funduro dont have that top heavy weight being singles.
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Old 15th July 2017, 04:31 PM
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http://cycle-ergo.com
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Old 15th July 2017, 05:43 PM
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Super Four are a cracking little bike
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Old 17th July 2017, 09:08 AM
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Honda Grom / MSX125

Seat height 765mm, Kerb weight 101.7KG

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