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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Possibly new 800 Brutale /Dragster rider

Hi everyone!

I'm new here and looking for some information on lowering the 800 Brutale. I'm from Dundee in Scotland and I have been riding bikes for the past 4 years. Currently I have a Honda MSX 125, and a BMW F700GS Rallye. The BMW is the lowered suspension model, however I have barely ridden it due to the fact I struggle to get it off it's side stand - which has resulted in me damaging a load of muscles in my chest.
The time has come for me to admit defeat with the F700, and change it for something lower/feels lighter.

I'm going to take a trip down to Cupar Motorcycles in Fife to have a look the the MV's, as I have always loved the look of them. Especially now I have found lowering kits are readily available for them! Does anyone here currently ride with a lowering kit? And draw backs?
I'm 5'4" with a 28" inseem, so even with the lowering kit I reackon I'll still not flat foot it!

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Hello & Welcome

I hope that you can sort something out to accomodate.

There are plenty of people on here who may be able to advise.
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Welcome to the family !! I'm not the tallest fellow out there, but you are a few inches shorter than me.

The biggest drawback to lowering a bike is loss of ground clearance.... Just make sure the front is lowered to match the rear so geometry stays comparable.

Also consider seats... narrow seats allow a shorter reach to the ground with the same basic height.

Hope you find the bike of your dreams!!

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Thanks for the welcome. The lower ground clearance is not too much of an issue for me. I tend to stay on reasonably good roads.
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