Have you ever thought “I’m too short, I don’t think I can ride a motorcycle”? Well, that’s not true! You can ride a motorcycle safely. Just choose the right bike and today we present you models of motorcycles for short people. For the rest you just need a little bit of technique, which you can acquire with a riding course… or maybe you need a trick that we’ll tell you about at the end of this article.
Five models of motorcycles for short people
There are many models of motorcycles that are manufactured with low saddle so that most bikers can touch the ground with their feet, let’s see five that may interest you.
Suzuki SV 650
This Suzuki model has a V-twin engine, one of the most successful in its class. Easy to ride, but with good performance, the SV 650 has the advantage of being relatively inexpensive. And the saddle… what? The SV stands out for having a height of 785 millimeters.
Triumph Street Twin
A “modern classic” naked, reminiscent of the English motorcycles of the sixties and seventies of the last century. Two cylinders for 900 cc and a not excessive power of 64 horsepower. Weight 198 kg. All this is driven comfortably and enjoying the experience. Seat height from the ground: 765 mm. The Street Twin’s competitors have heights of 770 mm (Moto Guzzi V7), 790 mm (Kawasaki W800) and 793 mm (Royal Enfield Continental GT 650).
BMW R 1250 RT
Perhaps the queen of the “tourers”, a large motorcycle that weighs 279 kg and has a very complete technical equipment. The BMW R 1250 RT has a high saddle between 760 and 780 mm (which can also be heated with the Comfort pack) that can be installed in two positions. By default the saddle would be 45 cm higher so specify that the model with the lower saddle is required.
Harley Davidson Street Glide Special
The Street Glide Special is the queen of this special category and offers motorcycles with custom aesthetics designed to travel comfortably, like touring bikes. The Street Glide has its 89 horsepower, 1868 cc engine. Easy to ride and don’t let its 375 kg weight scare you! The saddle is only 690 mm from the ground and maneuvering the bike is not complicated.
Kawasaki, with this model, offers new opportunities to motorcyclists looking for a manageable, comfortable and fun vehicle. The ER-6N model is not to be underestimated at all, as it will satisfy all the needs for those who love to ride on mountain roads, or in city center streets. The saddle height is 785 mm.
Upbikers: the solution for too high bikes
If you’ve fallen in love with a bike model that isn’t exactly ideal for someone who isn’t extremely tall, don’t worry, you don’t have to give up on your dream.
In fact, there is a solution. It’s Upbikers, a product completely “Made in Spain” that has been developed precisely to gain height when maneuvering a motorcycle.
These special “lifts” allow you to gain 4 centimeters (1.57″) just at the tip of the foot and do not represent any hindrance when driving because they have a hollow area to rest your feet on the pedals as you usually do.
Why give up the chance to buy and ride the bike of your dreams just because you are a few centimeters short of touching the ground?
In this video we explain all the strengths of the Upbikers and how they work:
If among the models of bikes for short that we have presented you is not the one you would like, go to our store and buy your pair of Upbikers.