I know what you mean my wife is 5' tall too. I was trying to get her to ride but she doesn't feel comfy without both feet on the ground. She also hates the ninja 250. I showed her the hyosung 250r but once she gets used to it and wants to upgrade then what? I was thinking of buying her a 250 and once she got good at it I would buy a new zx10r and lower my zx6r, shave the seat, etc. but that will never work!