My wife is 5 2 and started out on the Savage. Much better than the 250 Ninja which she also had. She has also owned a 883 Hugger and a 750 Monster. Her latest bike which so far is the one she likes the best is the Kawasaki 500 Vulcan which has also been made for 20 years. The bike does not look like a toy, has a smooth parallel twin motor and is bulletproof. Other than ego your wife will not outgrow it. Handles pretty well for a cruiser.