Anything is lighter than the ol' TUNA...haha. j/k. what kind of riding style does she have? how long has she been riding on her katana? which katana is it? 600 or 750? all this is a factor in deciding. get back the forum and i'll give u my opinion.97thunderace said:A female freind of mine is thinking of getting this bike because it is lighter that the Katana that she rides now. Any input??