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I love, love, love my new 2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage 114". I am 5 feet 2 inches and test rode the bike on my tippy toes. I did change out the seat to the reach seat to be a bit more flat footed. I traded in my 2014 CVO Softail Deluxe, which I thought was my favorite bike until now. The Heritage has a much better lean angle and feels tons lighter. It's extremely easy to ride. I have been riding for more than 9 years now so a newer rider being as short as I am might have a bit of trouble.

Phyllis Scalia
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Friday, October 5, 2018
I just traded my 2015 Harley-Davidson Limited Low for a 2018 H-D Heritage Softail. I've been riding for almost 30 years and the extra heavy Limited was getting a bit much for me to handle. I like the Heritage a lot, but the seat is higher and wider than my Limited. I am 5 feet 4 inches. The front end feels light compared to the Limited, but ladies who start with the Heritage may find it a bit heavy. If the Deluxe came with bags and a windshield, I would have opted for that—but the cost of outfitting the Deluxe to look like a Heritage was prohibitive to me. The blacked out Heritage is a bit sinister and I would have preferred more color choices, but the Milwaukee-Eight Engine (107 inches) was the deciding factor. Love the smooth engine and the power.

Elisa
Chandler, AZ
Friday, September 21, 2018
How does Slim perform for long distance? I'm 5 feet 5 inches and am wondering if the Slim will feel too small? When the review reflects that it's a good bike for short people I'm uncertain if my height falls into that and of course 5 feet 5 inches is without boots ... with boots I'm 5 feet 6.5 inches.

Annie
Waterloo, IA
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Editor Response
The reason why many shorter riders enjoy the Slim is the ease of putting their feet on the ground to hold the bike up. Don't be fooled into thinking the Slim is a small motorcycle—it's just must easier to handle than some of the other Softails.

The Slim's large floorboards allow the rider to easily reposition her feet to find a comfortable riding position. This is especially welcomed on long rides, so I would venture to say that the Slim makes a good long-distance motorcycle. Many riders add a windshield and saddlebags, turning the Softail into a more touring-friendly motorcycle.
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
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
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