Best Make and Models for shorter motorcycle riders

If you’re a short motorcycle rider, you know that trying to ride a bike with a tall seat height can be challenging. If you’re on a bike that is too tall for you, you may feel uncomfortable while riding and that could lead to safety issues when you take your bike out on the road. Luckily, there are quite a few motorcycles that are built for comfort and compatibility with riders who are not as tall as others. Let’s look at some of the best bikes available for shorter riders:

  • The Honda Rebel: With a seat height at 27.2 inches, a low weight and an affordable price, it’s hard to beat this bike from Honda. Shorter riders will feel comfortable and in control on this motorcycle.
  • The Harley-Davidson Street Bob: This Harley has a seat height of 26.8 inches, making it ideal for shorter riders. While more expensive than the other bikes on this list, it also has more horsepower than most. The bike weighs about 650 pounds, so that is something else to take into consideration.
  • The Indian Scout: Shorter riders love this bike from Indian for its 25.6-inch seat height. This cruiser has the classic and stylish look of the Indian brand. If you want a bike that has a low seat height, as well as a powerful 1,133 cc V-twin engine, this is the one for you.
  • The Ducati Scrambler Icon: While this bike has a taller seat height at 31.4 inches and a weight of around 400 pounds, it’s still manageable for shorter riders. Lots of motorcyclists, short and tall, love Ducatis for their moderate price range and cool sport bike design.

If you’re a shorter rider, these bikes are some of the best available right now. Staying comfortable while riding is very important so you can stay safe, handle your bike with ease and focus on the road.

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