QUOTE(thewickedjester @ Sep 7 2006, 05:54 PM)
Big to learn on? Yeah, it can be, as long as she has a good sense of moderation though she should be fine. Hell, I learned (I mean, really, the first street bike I rode) was a ZX-11 o.O (I am assuming you are refering to engine size as well, if you mean the physical size of the bike, well, not sure of that myself)
Even lowered I just think my bike would be too bulky for her. Im thinking I want something really small all around. And certainly not a 600cc. A 250cc probably would be best.
QUOTE(Perplexer @ Sep 7 2006, 07:59 PM)
Have her sign up for an MSF class; they generally have Honda Rebels and Nighthawks, Suzuki Savages, and sometimes a dual-sport even. All 200-250cc, and all good for short folks. She can try out a couple, without fear of dropping "someone's" bike and see what she likes.
I lowered the suspension 3" on my Suzuki Bandit 1200 since I wasn't able to flatfoot it (not even close). It changed the handling to the point where it was almost unrideable (pipes would scrape when I took curves enthusiastically). a 2" drop seemed OK, but my next bike will be designed more for my height...
Ive read the same about the handling on the YZF. I read a writeup about one that was dropped 2 1/2". Sounded like it killed the handling. Anyone know how big a Buell Blast is? They look small when I see them go by, but Ive yet to actually see one up close.