I'm 5ft 8ins with a 29in inside leg and I manage. The CT is 9mm higher than the Transalp it replaced, so I'd had a bit of practice. Most of the time I 'tip-toe' at halts, but you soon get the technique of sliding a buttock off the seat when necessary, and once you get a foot flat on the ground you have a stable 'tripod' with a firm foot and two wheels. The weight needs some getting used to under these circumstances, and you have to look for level ground to stop; but all this is a small price to pay for the time you spend MOVING with that fantastic motor. Doc has the best idea - you have to try it for yourself - but if I can mange, then you can manage; but it depends whether or not you want to settle for 'managing'. I fell in love with the CT as soon as they released the press photographs, but thought it would be too tall. Just sitting on the demo bike convinced me.