Been looking at some standards all day, I like the Honda Jade. The Zeal, Hornet and Bandit are interesting. Usually though, the issue with the standard bikes is seat height. Hopefully I can see some in person. Different internet sites sometimes have conflicting info. So, its hard to say just looking at numbers.
I tootled around this afternoon on the dirtbike, worked on turns and just generally observing how the bike reacted to different inputs. I've learned minibikes are really easy to toss around with the legs on the pegs and countersteering
I have looked into the pushbutton/clutchess shifters, but I didn't really like what I saw for the money. I didn't like clutchless downshifting (seemed tough on the bike) and I'm still left with using the clutch lever at stops and starts. So, it doesn't really help that what I think for me to be the most critical areas using the clutch. If I can master stopping and starting with my setup, I can get the hang of up/downshifts. Plus I'd be adding another button to the right hand, and still needing the clutch lever. So no advantage there. I also still wanted to shift gears with my foot. I figure I can still do that so, why not?
There are several on the market. Klicktronic and Pugel(sp?) come to mind out of the handful I've come across. A couple systems do offer a fuel delivery interupt so you don't have to release the throttle to shift. I thought that was cool. Now if those systems were two part that had a similary activated piston, but on the clutch cable there at the tranny, and timed just ahead of the gear shift.... of course, that doesn't leave any wiggle room for using the clutches friction zone. Ahh, thoughts.
Actually, depending on tough the clutch is, I might end up tossing in an Easy Clutch just to make it that much easier on my hand.