I am 5' 2" and recently test rode a R1200GS which had a factory lowered suspension and low seat. I was still tiptoe when balanced equally or balls of one foot if leaned over a bit. A good seat repairer may have been able to take another inch out of the seat. When on the road, the bike is effortless to handle but stationary and in awkward road situations (adverse cambers, gravel car parks, campsites etc), may be too heavy especially when loaded up.
Today, I sat on, but didn't test ride:-
- a F650GS Single which had a lowered suspension and low seat and found this a bit too low but probably ok with just a lowered seat
- a F650GS Twin with standard seat and found myself tiptoe but the bike was quite light and I could imagine this to be a better bike so have arranged a test ride once they obtain a low seat for it
There are many second hand 650 single's about too so you could find a bargain out there.
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