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  1. #1
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    Never had one
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    Jul 2018
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    Is it good for novice riders? Any short riders here?

    Hey,

    New member here. I'll get my license soon and the 2018 mt-07 is at the top of my bike list.

    I'm a very small rider as my height is about 167cm (5'5 1/2) with a 30inch inseam and i weigh around 64kg (141lbs). I can't really quite plant my foot flat on the ground on most big bikes.

    Do you think I can manhandle the 2018 MT-07? I've sat on it but i do feel the seat is wider and taller than its rivals. The handlebars aren't quite flat, the switches on the left bar are quite close to each other but i do like the fact that the MT-07 only weighs about 179kg (kerb). Its way lighter than the SV650 but not by much when compared to the Z650.

    So, I want to get the MT-07 since the sv650 is slimmer but very heavy at rest, the z650 vibrates a lot and it doesn't sound nice. Not sure if the Mt-07 would convincingly fit for someone my size.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
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    mt07
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    Jul 2015
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    tiverton
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    I am 5ft 5 1/2 fair bit heavier than you. I don't have an issue with the seat height at all, partly because of the light weight and also the narrow seat . Not tried the 2018 model so I don't know if the seat is different.When stopping and putting one foot down it is easy to be flat footed if I put both down I am on the balls of my feet a little bit but it's never a problem

  3. #3
    Junior Member
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    Mt07
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    Aug 2018
    Location
    Cardiff
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    Hi.
    Also new to the site. Just bought my first big bike my mt07. On a 14 plate.
    It's fine for me and I'm 5ft 4
    I did have the forks adjusted which was an easy job.
    I feel safe and stable. My feet touch on both sides but I'm not quite flat footed.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Bike
    YBR 125
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    Feb 2018
    Location
    Leeds UK
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    Hi their. I am a very short rider, I’m probably around 5 ft 3 and it was always my worry too that I couldn’t reach the floor on a big bike. I sat on the mt07 and could probably just tip toe. As a new rider (only passed my test in April 2018) I wanted to be 100% comfortable. I had the bike lowered 28mm which the dealer did for me, I can now more or less flat foot with both feet so if you do the same I certainly don’t think you’ll have any problems. I love my bike too, I 100% recommend the MT07 even as a first big bike

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