The CRF-M has all of a beginner's concerns covered. At just 31.7 inches above the pavement, the narrow, motocross-style seat is invitingly low. Once weighted, the long-travel suspension (9 inches front; 6.6 inches rear) settles and lowers the seat further still, enabling 5-foot-tall pilots to plant both feet firmly on the ground. Accompanying that low seat height is the lightest curb weight we've seen for a streetbike. Fully fueled and ready to ride, the CRF tips the scales at a claimed 276 pounds-100 lbs. less than the Ninjette.