My dad was short and he had a Ducati multistrada 1200. It was a great bike to ride with heaps of power. I own a Harley but it has a lot of work done on it and I would not recomend it for a daily commuter as it is expensive on fuel , built for the open road and there is a lot of cleaning and polishing to keep it looking nice. I use mine mainly for a weekend rider. To those who say Harley's are slow either do not know how to ride them or have a standard motor. The only thing that slows me down around corners is on right hand corners my exhaust scrapes on the road.