Bikes for Short People?

I'd appreciate input on bikes for short folks who don't want a cruiser style. In the good old days, there were middleweights that worked well for the 5'6" and under set (dating myself).

Modifications and suspension lowering kits are worth considering, but dealers are typically not supportive and there are warranty issues. I'd really prefer something that came from the factory with a seat heighth on the south side of 30". Would a weight under 400 pounds be so much to ask also? So far, low versions of Buells, the BMW F650's, and possible the Honda 599 seem reasonable.

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