The issue of seat height is a common one here...I went through the same decision you are trying to make. I'm 5'8" and 30" inseam. I sat on the '08 and decided I could manage it -- knowing that if it was too much of a stretch I could always put on lowering links. After riding around for a couple weeks, I felt comfortable enough, but was on my tip toes at stops. I put on the corbin seat, and now feel totally comfortable with street riding. Sitting on the front "dished" part takes some getting used to, but I kick my butt back toward the flat part every so often on long rides. I haven't done any serious off road yet, and that could be a different story, but for street riding and light off-road, the set-up works great for me.