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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I am thinking about getting a scrambler for my girlfriend. She's 5ft 5 and quite small so wondering if an 800 would be too big for her? Any comments would be much appreciated
 

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I am thinking about getting a scrambler for my girlfriend. She's 5ft 5 and quite small so wondering if an 800 would be too big for her? Any comments would be much appreciated
My wife is 5'2" ad she has both a Diavel and a Scrambler Classic. I fitted the lower seat from Ducati but she managed ok without it.
 

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I ride with a couple of shorter women (I'm 5'8" and they're both shorter than me) who both have 800 Icons and they love them.
 

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Height is not as relevant as leg length, i am 5ft 6 and the 800 fitted great. The 1100 was a bit of a stretch but a retrimmed seat means feet flat on the floor and knees slightly bent. Best option is to get her to sit on one and take one out... when we are allowed out to play again!
 

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Height is not as relevant as leg length, i am 5ft 6 and the 800 fitted great. The 1100 was a bit of a stretch but a retrimmed seat means feet flat on the floor and knees slightly bent. Best option is to get her to sit on one and take one out... when we are allowed out to play again!
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Well, if you're 5' 3" tall, chances are that your legs aren't very long. If a 5' 3" person is having problems, chances are a 5' 5" person will too and if a 5' 3" person can handle it, chances are a 5' 5" person can to.
 

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I am thinking about getting a scrambler for my girlfriend. She's 5ft 5 and quite small so wondering if an 800 would be too big for her? Any comments would be much appreciated

My two cents here is don't think so much about the power for your girlfriend but the weight of the machine which can be intimidating. The Scrambler 62 seems to be lighter and plenty of power to get the job done. An 800 V-twiin may be a tall order if you get into the off-road realm.
 

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I am 5’6” with 30” inseam and ride the Scrambler Icon. Flat footed at stops. Bike is about 400lbs but very well balanced and easy to maneuver. The 800ccs scare me sometimes and I’ve been riding about 15 years, just need to be precise with the throttle and clutch release when shifting. Actually getting after market clutch and brake levers really helped me there.
 

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My two cents here is don't think so much about the power for your girlfriend but the weight of the machine which can be intimidating. The Scrambler 62 seems to be lighter and plenty of power to get the job done. An 800 V-twiin may be a tall order if you get into the off-road realm.
There's a pie and a plate of chips difference between the 62 and the 800s (189kg vs 183). I wouldn't worry about that personally. Not sure about the comparisons on power as I've never ridden a 62 but the 800 is pretty tame tbh.
 

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There's a pie and a plate of chips difference between the 62 and the 800s (189kg vs 183). I wouldn't worry about that personally. Not sure about the comparisons on power as I've never ridden a 62 but the 800 is pretty tame tbh.

Point taken, I didn't realize the 62 was that heavy. Regardless 400 pounds is a lot of bike for most ladies, more so in an off-road situation as street you don't need to worry so much about tipping it over.
 

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Ducati Scrambler + a women rider = Awesomeness. She’s gonna have tons of fun.
 

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I'm 5" flat, 52kg and i can handle the scrambler no problem at all, it's super light, balances well, easy to push around even on grass/gravel. Granted i can't flat foot (but there are none i can anyway - crusiers aside), and i tippy toe at the lights on one foot combined with a butt scoot sometimes i can get the whole ball down depending on the road camber.

It's not impossible and not hard, i think it really comes down to the rider and how they feel and being relaxed and confident, you don't have the hold/carry the weight of the bike up, just balance and it'll hold itself.
 

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I'm 5'4 and tippy-toe on my scrambler. I have the sixty2 (as my first street bike) and after just a few months was wishing for more power but really don't need it to still have fun (just rev it harder). When I sit on an 800 it feels identical in height and balance. I used to ride dirt bikes - all much taller than any street bike and taller than the desert sled too - so learned to balance then. But I think it's super easy to manage most street bikes, especially the scramblers, when you do some deliberate car park practice to get used to the weight, balance, throttle control, etc... Motojitsu channel MotoJitsu® is perfect for learning drills like u-turns, slow riding, swerving, emergency braking and other things for handling your bike. When you know the bike and have your management of it practiced, the street riding is never a problem.
 
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