So guys, please help me out here. I've been looming for a new bike for 2 weeks now, I've done the research.. I've been to bike shops. I'm 163cm, and the bike will be used mainly for work commute and I hope it would be fun to ride as well. Budget is $4,500 for the bike only. I've already read post about cost of gears and I've spared some for it. Thing is, I'm confused on what I should get. I thought CBR250 would be the one, but I can't feel comfortable as I couldn't flat-foot it. The folk at the bikeshop agreed when I said I should get this bike lowered if I was gonna buy it. Tried CB125E, and it's wonderful!. It is perfectly comfortable and my heel wasn't too far off the ground (almost flat-foot it when the bike's upright), and the feel of the handle bar felt right as well. I thought "this is the bike I want" until I learnt it can only go for max. 80km/h. My work commute involves highway and freeway for 20-30mins. Though, I just checked googlemap and it seems I can avoid the freeway, I'm wary in going at maximum speed on the highway all the time. I sat on VTR250 2007, and I was on my toes. Strangely though, another member in netrider claimed she's 156cm and managed to flatfoot a vtr250 2007. And no, I do not have short legs. I wonder why? Checked cycle-ergo.com, and was excited to know that vtr250 2009-2012 is lower than its 2007 (seat height 30.2" vs 30.7"). The seat height of CB125E is 30.1", so I thought my bike has been decided. So I decided to just wait for a private seller to offera bargain for my budget, then I go get it. Then today, I sat on a Hyongsu Comet (without permission , its my mate's neighbour's bike) which cycle-ergo.com says it's seat height is 30.3". And I was on my toes!! How is this possible? it's only 0.2" difference than CB125E that I was perfectly comfortable with. I wonder if it's the built of the bike? is it wider? has the Hyongsu owner increase the height? And now I wonder if VTR250 2009-2012 is the right one for me. Is there an answer to this? Any other bike recommendation? Thanks heaps guys.