Hey all, ive been pretty slack, did my prelearners 3 months ago and got to only do my knowledge test the day before my prelearners expired. All this time, im still struggling to find a bike. I thought the ninja 250 was all good for me (stupid me havent sat on one prior and been searching for a second hand for months). So, I sat on one few days ago. its daunting. I can barely lift up and steer one of those things. I know it all comes to practice but i hate to say it but il seriously kill myself if id practice on one of those If i tip toe on one foot, My other is literally is 30cm off the ground (i blame my short inseam).(oh yeah...i only barely passed my prelearners). Im 153 cm tall chick around 50kg. The yamaha r15 (too tall again, would need at least 3inch or more lowered to get me tippy toed) cbr 250- pretty much the same as the ninja i did my prelearners on a cb250 (they provided me with a lowered seat and i tipped toed my whole way in the course) tried a few cruisers but the sitting posture is a bit awkward for me. so far the bikes ive tried the cbr 125, i can tippy toe on it and feel confident on it. (il still prob want to shave off some foam on the seat) I know everyone says its underpowered and dangerous etc, but is that the case for someone my height and weight? They are affordable but i dont know if i should get a brand new ($4000~)or a secondhand 2010 ($3300~) 2007 ($2500~)? cause i think il probally want to get a bigger bike when im off my P's or even learners. also i wont be getting comprehensive insurance (third party only) as its going to cost me more than the bike itself. Im planning to only drive back and forth to work for now which is around 15kms and probally ride locally. Im really passionate about motorbikes and I dont want to give up just because I cant find a bike suitable for me. Silly question: can i go for a short test ride with the sales person? i know you guys will say they prob dont do test rides on the 125's but i just want to have a feel of it.