Sorry... had to do it. Useful information in the 2 posts above this nonsense. Be cautious. Changing the setup of the bike will obviously change the way it rides. To gain one thing, you must always give up something else. IE: more torque, less top end, more top end... less torque. Your bike was designed to give you a balance and by altering something... something else has to give. It's the law... of physics....it doesn't seem to corner or handle right...
I am 5'7" also, I do not have a problem reaching the ground, I am almost flat-footed and I ride an '05 ZX-6R. I have ordered lowering links just so I can be flat footed (I am a new rider) but I do not have any problems riding stock height.:nanaI am a future green zx6r owner. I am in love with the bike, I have the same concern about being able to plant both my feet flat on the ground. Currently I can plant the front balls of my feet, I have test sat on one at the showroom.
My question....has anyone shaved off the stock seat to gain seat height for us short people, and how much?
I am 5'7 as well