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    The following link might help you regarding seat height (This is a US site, so some of the bikes may not be available in Oz):

    http://motorbikewriter.com/what-are-lowest-motorcycle-seat-heights/

    I note that most of the low bikes are cruisers, which you have indicated that "sporty-spice" is not in favour of (good girl). There is an explanation of laden and unladen heights which answers your original post as well as suggestions on lowering the standard fit and the danger of making your decision based purely upon seat height. The suggestion by "Kate" above to "...just getting on a ton of bikes and test riding them..." makes good sense as I believe you must "like" the bike you are buying, rather than just buy a bike because of it's seating height.

    Another option that has been touched on above by "Aeek" above is that of customising your seat. This process would give you the flexibility to find something you really like riding, thence customise the height/fit to something you can live with when dealing with the stop/start environment around town. I have heard on the grapevine that MJM in Goulburn do a very good job of remaking/reupholstering seats to individual needs, although my evidence is purely anecdotal.

    http://www.mjmcustommotorbikeseats.com.au/

    Finally the following link gives more guidance on what to look for and how to shop for a bike that better suits those afflicted with the dreaded Ducks-Disease, and reinforces some of the points raised in the my first link.

    http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/the-short-persons-guide-to-motorcycle-riding-1726042532

    Good luck
     
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    Thank you for the information SV1KS. I will check out those links in the next day or so. In the meantime, I found a very handy "bike selector" tool on the BMW website. Basically, you input your height and inseem and it will spit out what bikes should suit those measurements. We entered my missus details and found that BMW have quite an array of bikes suited to her height. Next is a visit to the dealership in Phillip for a look-see
     
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    Seat height = they're all too short.
     
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