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First Ride: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja® 650R

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Might get me to trade my bandit.
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Actually, we have one in our garage that my wife bought for herself and initially Kawi had reported that it had "an ultra low seat height of 28in" and it is really 30.9in so with you guys calling it 30 inches that is even wrong. It is closer to 31 than to 30 and is the same height as the Katana 600. No big difference there Kawi so so much for their "designing a bike for every rider" They can go back to the drawing board for that one.
My wife is 5'1" and has a 29in inseam. 0.9in is not negligible considering it is 0.1in off of being a full inch which in short(no pun intended) doesn't seem like much but when you are tip-toeing a bike, it is quite a bit. Unfortunately, we believed what Kawi had said since September and my wife had been lusting after this since she first saw it on this website and so now it is up to OUR drawing board to get it to fit. I am sure she will love the bike but Kawi's answers to her calls were dismissive and downright rude(one Customer service rep told her the "suspension would settle up to 3in after being ridden for a few months"!!! She may be a woman but she is NOT stupid. If that were the case, she could ride my 04 R1 as I have been riding it for nearly 2 years and trust me, suspension doesn't settle THAT much. LOL
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