Do you use it for commuting only? If yes, go for it. Other than that, I reckon you dont do that, it just ruins the geometry of the bike.
Im tipping my toes on most of the sport-bikes too, I have been riding more than 7 years now, had no problem of enjoying them, that including the tallest one the R6. Im 60-40 on the commuting and weekend open road ride(or canyon road in US) and track days. As long as you pay a little more attention when you stopping, you will be fine.
One of my fav quote is, at least we dont look like we are ridng a pocket bike. lol
Anyone that thinks it's strange just doesn't realize sport bikes aren't meant to be flat footed. MANY members here still don't understand this. This is why people complain about how they don't make very good street bikes etc. When you lower it in just the rear, your handling will be that of a chopper. Best thing to do (in my opinion) is to lean the bike in one direction on one foot. If you want to ignore that good advice, simply soften the rear spring up which will lower your ride height as you sit down. If you do care somewhat about your handling as you should, the forks should be dropped as well for an even displacement of rider sag. If you do decide to lower both, the rear spring can be stiffened and the front forks softened. This change will allow the closest original geometry and handling characteristics and quicker front weight transfer which ultimately equates to faster turn in ability, of course without as much travel in your suspension. You should be able to get about an 1" to 1-1/2" reduced, without turning your motorcycle into something that just has two wheels and moves; e.g. harleys, choppers, etc.
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