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Old 02-13-2013, 11:29 AM   #10
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She is not alone... there are plenty of options out there for us shorty pants.

The Shortypants Thread: We are short women and this is what we ride

I've own a DR200 and F650GS (Twin).

I rode an G650GS (2010) model for a 3 day training class: Pros: you can lug it down quite hard and it won't stall out. The 2010s, were shorter..I could ride a normal suspension/low seat and it was fine. It while it can cruise at highway speed, it's a bit more "buzzer" than the twin.

My 2010 F650GS(Twin) is low seat and low suspension. Love it on road and gravel roads. Still haven't mastered it in technical stuff.

DR200...a really, really fun bike (under loved bike). It's got a 21" front tire, decent ground clearance (at least twice that of my F650Twin), sub 300lb weight and I can easily through a leg over it. If I am not flat footed, I am pretty close.

As from fattening up the carb and replacing the petcock, the bike is ultra-reliable. Parts are uber cheap also. Sadly underloved, there are few aftermarket accessories for it. It's a real confidence inspiring bike for learning off-road and is street legal on title.
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