Short Rider about to buy a 17 CBR1000RR ABS - Honda CBR1000 Forum :
Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 05-17-2019, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 2
Short Rider about to buy a 17 CBR1000RR ABS

I was hoping i could get a few quick responses on this. I am a really short rider at 5ft 6in--175lbs. Are there any shorter owners of the 1000RR that can tell me how much you are on your tip toes. I am not concerned about the weight of the bike as i have had r1s in the past. The one thing that drove me crazy was how hard it is to back a bike up with only one leg. I sat on a 18 gsxr-750 and i was almost flat footed. Way more comfortable than the r1. I sat on a 2019 cbr600 and was way less comfortable. I know the seat height is the same (600cbr to 1000cbr) but I know the width comes in to play also. Can someone shorter tell me their experience. I am purchasing on Monday if i can get the answer. Note: There are no 1000RRs in a 200 mile radius to me to test. If i buy it, i am driving hours to pick it up. Thanks to all in advance.

Second note: 13k seems to be the going for the 17 OTD price. Can anyone confirm?
bjrebo is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 Old 05-18-2019, 10:39 AM
Senior Member
outsider819's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Not The End of the World, but you can see it from here
Posts: 169
I'm 5' 11", so not sure how much help this is, but my wife is 5' 4". It's probably a hair taller than the 750, but the width of the bike is really narrow, so she's basically on the balls of her feet sitting on my bike, keeping in mind that on average the girl children generally have slightly longer inseams than us men folk given the same overall height. It's been a few years since she's sat on a 600RR, but she did struggle a bit with that one IIRC, as well as the older 1000, which was wider in the middle.
outsider819 is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 05-18-2019, 06:55 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 12
I am 5' 2". I have had the front and back end professionally lowered on my 2018 CBR1000RR ABS. I am on the balls of both feet and almost flat foot with one leg. I have no trouble with the weight of the bike using one leg. With any lowering, this will affect the geometry and handling of the bike. I have also lowered my 2013 CBR600RR Repsol bike as well.
555wrx is online now  
post #4 of 9 Old 05-19-2019, 09:20 AM
icedmind's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 32
I'm 5'7, got the 17 blade for 2 years now; not much of a problem for me because i'm used to Supermoto where i cant touch the floor at all unless leaning the bike a bit.

my opinion is dont bother to lower the bike at all because it will kill the handling in conners, but learn how to roll it back with bit of help on the pegs (its easier with fix peg rearset installed); or just get off the bike and do it

2017 CBR1000RR SC77
icedmind is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-19-2019, 02:09 PM
Lifetime Premium
jamstoyz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 25
Im 58ish 150pds and both my 12rr and 17 sp2 I lowered about an inch front n back. Im damn near flat foot on both bikes. I touch better on the 17 tho since its been redesigned and narrower at the tank and seat. You will be fine.

17 CBR 1000RR SP2 #44
12 CBR1000RR
jamstoyz is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-20-2019, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 2
Thank you for all the responses! That really helps me make the decision. Happy riding.
bjrebo is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-21-2019, 05:46 AM
Senior Member
BryGuy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 907
I am 5’6” 205lbs with a 28” inseam. I am on the balls of my feet when at a stop light. I usually do the one leg lean.

2010 CBR1000rr bought new in 2011
R6 throttle tube,
z bomb,
Taylormade exhaust,
K&N air filter,
Suspension set up by Dave Moss.
BryGuy is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 05-22-2019, 10:45 AM
Mr. Klean
Mr. Klean's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 49
It really depends on how you're proportioned. I have longer legs and a shorter torso and stand about 5'6' (and a 1/4 because the 1/4 counts) and have no problem touching the ground on my '16 CBR1000rr. I'm not flatfooted to the ground, but i'm not struggling to keep it up either. My bike is VERY light in comparison to past liter bikes I've owned (including an '07 R1). I also weight more now than I did when I owned those bikes (225 now compared to 195-200 then) so I might be weighing it down that extra inch that some ppl are lowering theirs to lol. I do not really believe in changing the height geometry of the bikes though. To each his/her own. Meanwhile, I am constantly tweaking the suspension on every car/truck I own lol.

Hope that helped.
Mr. Klean is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 05-22-2019, 07:12 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
I am 5 ft 9 and am flat both feet by a lot. I was not flat on my last 1000cc Bike on both feet.

Seat height measurements are a little weird on these because they are so narrow now. So it is easier to stand over without the width.

As for price I bought mine for $10,260 OTD (cash so no financing for them to make money off) New 2017 three months ago. At the time they had a Honda rebate of $2500 on the 2017 CBR1000s.
Cdseven is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CBR1000 Forum : forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8 short short blinks 06 blade FIREBLADE74 1000RR General Discussion 5 12-16-2016 05:31 PM
Short warm up in the weather so short ride on my baby Sykeadelic Videos & Pictures 6 12-07-2013 08:38 PM
Abs or no Abs 2009 Cbr1000rr Baddie Track Talk 1 09-03-2011 02:41 AM
2009 cbr1000rr abs trade for non abs only cifa0000 Complete Bikes 4 12-18-2010 08:15 AM
FS: Pazzo levers short or long Clutch and short brake JTSX1 For Sale 2 05-25-2008 08:58 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome