The CRF’s seat is listed as 34.7 inches above the ground, but the shock sags under load, so even shorter riders can put both feet on the ground at stops. That narrow motocross perch won’t do for 100-mile highway stints and the radiator breathes hot air on your left knee in traffic, but beyond that the CRF is accommodating. The upright riding position lets you see over all but the tallest SUVs, and the bike’s huge steering sweep and excellent balance make easy work of tight maneuvers in parking lots or out in the woods. The clutch is ultra-light, the gearbox smooth, and fueling seamless. On the highway, the CRF will ooze up to 70 mph easily, but acceleration to and, maybe, beyond 80 mph is best described as leisurely. At that speed, the engine is revving its guts out but is still fairly smooth.