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In your opinion, could a 5 foot 2 inch woman handle this frame?

CB
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Editor Response
If she is a confident, experienced rider, yes. I would suggest testing out the lowest first, which is the Slim.
Szulewski Tricia
I wanted to buy a 2018 Harley Deluxe until I found out it doesn't have cruise control. Big mistake by Harley-Davidson—it's a cruiser that should have cruise control for long trips.

Janis Billings
Modesto, CA
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
I love my current 2012 Slim and would love to test ride the newest model, but the seat height on the 2018 is now almost 2 inches higher than previous years' models. As a shorter rider, that will probably be a deal-breaker for me. Bummer.

Tammy
Jamestown, CA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Editor Response
I would bet that you'll be surprised to find out that you actually can easily handle the new Slim. There's a lot more to fitting a bike than seat height specifications, which don't tell the whole picture. The shape of the seat, what's under the seat, and what might get in your way when putting your feet down all make a huge difference.

If you try one out and let us know how it goes! Best wishes.
Szulewski Tricia
I have owned a Harley Low Rider and a Softail Deluxe. At 5 feet 6 inches with very long legs and arms, the Low Rider made me feel cramped. My knees were up into my chest on the pegs. The Deluxe was just right. I could put my feet flat on the ground while sitting. The floorboards were perfect and so were the stock handlebars. It handled way better than the Low Rider. Very well balanced for a bigger bike.

ET
Liverpool, NY
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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