I ride a Honda Shadow and a Honda Shadow Phantom. I have fallen in love with the Ninja 300. A sportbike I can actually touch the ground while sitting. I'm 5'2. However my dealer won't let me test drive it and I am VERY concerned that as much as I like the looks I may not like the handling , shifting etc... Any thoughts on the transition from cruiser to sportbike ? I'd like to do Back of The Dragon this summer and would like to do it on this bike. Any advise would be appreciated.