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The main selling point for me is the seat height. All the new motorcycles and scooters have such a tall seat height that they exclude a large customer base. My daughter is 17 years old now and has been shopping for her first motorcycle, the problem is the seat height. She is height challenged at 4'10" and we have not been able to find a machine that she can sit on and flat foot.
 

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For sure Paul. Im 5'5 and that was one of the best selling points for me, i also only weigh 135 lbs so i like the idea its only 225 wet as well. As far as your daughter goes i think shes going to find it hard to flat foot anything. My girlfriend (4'11"1/4") god forbid i forget the 1/4" shed kill me, could only get one foot on the ground on my ducati 696 with a decent lean. That was only a 31" or something seat height so i still think shes going to be tippy toeing it. But still most likely the best thing out there for her.
 

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Many bikes offer lowering kits and/or adjustable seats. I think for a first bike though, the most important thing is to feel confident. Nothing does that more than being able to touch the ground with the balls of your feel!
 

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The grom is only 10 inches taller than a crf50
 

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I know my wife will be able to ride one. She's only 5ft tall and is looking forward to getting a ride on a Grom.
 

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My daughter has ridden off road for several years now on a Suzuki DRZ110 and other bikes. Being her first street bike and dealing with other drivers and the dangers of street riding I want to have a machine that will ensure confidence, which will help with the safety factor. If the operator is not confident they can't concentrate on their surroundings and what is going on around them.
 

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I think unless you are 4 feet tall you should be fine with the GROM.
 

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I'm 5'4'' and I couldn't flat foot it on my old Ninja 250. Rode that around for awhile and just didn't feel very confident. Then I hopped on a NSR 50, did a few track days with it, and I felt much more confident when I jumped back on the 250.
 

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The main selling point for me is the seat height. All the new motorcycles and scooters have such a tall seat height that they exclude a large customer base. My daughter is 17 years old now and has been shopping for her first motorcycle, the problem is the seat height. She is height challenged at 4'10" and we have not been able to find a machine that she can sit on and flat foot.
My buddy's wife is only 4'10" and he got her a Phantom and a 1.5" lowering kit and she is flat footed on it. Looks pretty much exactly the same too, you barely notice it unless you're looking for it, but you do have to be more careful in turns.
 

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The height is one of the key points for the Honda Grom's selling points. usually one of the big deal breakers for motorcycles is the ride height.

So the honda grom is pretty much universal to all consumers regardless.
 

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Majority of people I bet will be able to flat foot on the Grom. I can see the kids wanting a piece of the action once this gets home. ;)
 
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