My daughter is 14 and she weighs a little over 100 pounds. She rides the Grizzly better then my neighbor(who owns a Grizz) and he is a pretty good size guy! Size doesn't matter but what does matter is using common sense when riding. Get familiar with the machine when you first take it out on it's first few voyages. Don't go crazy with the throttle untill you really get use to the machine. Get real comfy with it, then let 'er rip, and show the "boys" how it's done! You can do it and congrats on the new Grizzly! Ride safe
My girlfriend is about 5"4 and she rides my Grizzly often, and she rides it well. She is about to purchase her own Grizzly, If you look at my profile all the pictures of river crossings, are her driving the Grizzly. I am sure you will love it!
PS (She can not pull start the Grizzly, but hey, more than half the riders can't!!)
You guys are crackin me up here! But seriously, I asked my wife if she would "pose naked" on my Grizzly and she said,"as long as you go first then I will" so,,,,,,,,, it looks like that's out of the question! LOL
My "problem" (for lack of a better word) with shorter people (regardless of gender or species) riding full-size quads is that they need to be able to straddle the seat, have both feet on the running boards, and still be able to lean from side to side as needed when riding on technical and off-camber terrain. I'm thinking 5'4 is about as short as one can be and still have it be doable.
I've always recommended machines such as the Honda Rancher for shorter folks, especially women. It has a much lower center of gravity and is therefore more stable, and a lower seat height. Much easier to control.
But I suppose as long as you feel comfortable on it, go for it!
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