At 5' 6'' you are a good candidate for the Wing. It will fit you nicely, except for the stock seat height on the 2001-2012 models. Control on the move is not in question here: It's about straddling the seat with feet down at the stop lights. Have you " dry " tested a Wing at a Dealer ? It's not the size or weight, but the aggression of the attack that matters.Thanks for the IMMEDIATE tips!
Also a concern: 5'6" tall, 155#....is that a deal breaker?
The Interstate model's seat height was lowered first. My 94 has the lowest seat height of any wing. I have seen some pretty small framed women riding them.... but they ain't 69 years old. Give it a try. The bike isn't gonna go down in value. If it works, it would be something that could put a twinkle in your eye on a daily basis.If I'm not mistaken, in 95 and after the seat height was lowered about an inch. So I would look for a wing from 95 on. I've seen some small women ride a wing. Thicker soles and heels on the boots and maybe have someone shave the seat a little. Or a used wing trike might be the answer.
Just some ideas to think about.
Am I the only one thinking that Eric always looked like he was about 6' 5" in his pictures????? The rest of his mates/family in Aussie must be 4' 8" tall.I have rode a lot of small bikes for a log time and have only had a 1200 wing for 9 months. I am 54 and 5'9 tall. I have covered a lot of miles on a 700 vf Honda leading up to getting the Wing.
As I said before Chuckie find one to ride. I really am saying this again because I'm about to hijack your thread a bit & this is my way of telling you sorry for that malicious act in advance. Sorry.
Am I the only one thinking that Eric always looked like he was about 6' 5" in his pictures????? The rest of his mates/family in Aussie must be 4' 8" tall.