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Nice article. I am 5 feet tall and I’ve ridden lots of different motorcycles. Being vertically challenged has never stopped me. I hope this will help others trying to make their decision. It’s worth pursuing. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Howard
Lexington, KY
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Women always need great articles shared by other women riders. Very informative!

Leslie Sawyer
Portsmouth, VA
Friday, August 18, 2017
At 5 feet 2 inches, tall I can attest to all the good advice in this article. An additional option is to get a custom seat. I ride a factory lowered BMW F 650 GS, which has a stock seat height of 30.3 inches. I have an inseam of 28 inches, but only 26 inches when straddling a seat. I got a custom seat from Corbin that lowered the seat an additional 1.5 inches and also had them narrow the seat so that my "female" thighs fit into the sides of the seat more comfortably. I also wear Daytona Lady Star boots which have a 2.5cm insole rise. Put that all together and riding can be for anyone, no matter their stature.


Debi Phelps
Truckee, CA
Monday, July 31, 2017
I agree with article completely. This is exactly what I did. I now ride a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic. The secret is technique, practice, and confidence. Look on the internet for a video demonstrating how to easily stand up a heavy bike, straightening your wheel, and lifting at the gas tank. It really is about technique.

Pam Randall
Beardstown, IL
Friday, May 26, 2017
Editor Response
Check out WRN's article about how to lift a downed bike.
Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
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