What are some dual sport bikes for short people?

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  • What are some dual sport bikes for short people?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 06:13
Just about any dual-sport can have the suspension adjusted a bit lower and there is also the practice of shaving some of the foam out of the seat. If you're a beginner rider either the XT or the TW would be a good place to start, find a nice used one, learn how to ride it to its potential and you practice your skills, than think about stepping up to a faster, taller, bigger bike. The exterior gearing can also be tweaked for a little bit of an increase in top-speed on the XT or TW but it will effect the acceleration in the lower gears.
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Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 06:18
I am afraid that these bikes are rather tall due to suspention . I would advise against a drz400 I had a similar bike it was not comfortable at all to ride even for short journeys . forewarned is foramed . you might have to change your mind on the style of bike you get and get a comuter bike . ask the dealer if shocks can be changed to shorter ones . try bikes at a shop or show remember suspention will sink when you sit on the bike .
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Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 15:53
You could try the Yamaha XT350. It also has a nice lowish seat height compared to many dual-sports, being 33.6 inches. You could also put supermoto wheels on it, which will bring it down a little. However, it depends on what kind of off-roading you want to do. My leg inseam is 31-32 inches, and I ride a dual-sport with a seat height of 35 inches fine. I cannot flat foot it with both feet though, but you get used to it within a few days. These measurements may give you some kind of help.
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