This blog entry is for all those who devour roads. For the mile-hunters who enjoy seeing how they leave kilometers and kilometers of asphalt behind. For those looking for a powerful, comfortable and well-equipped motorcycle. But also for those who are not very tall – that is, those whose height is 1.70 m or less. Today we tell you which are the best sport touring motorcycles and if it is possible to lower the height of these models.
Sport touring motorcycles: the three most popular
Among the motorcycle categories, there is a wide range of options. There are also purists who will say that between one category and another there are subcategories that should also be scrutinized. Today we will limit ourselves to the Sport Touring.
BMW R 1250 RS
Defined as one of the most balanced sport-touring motorcycles on the market. The BMW R 1250 RS is a rather interesting model in the category: focused on asphalt and touring, it has a boxer R1250 engine with a system that allows a drive with different valve cross over, depending on the engine revolutions. It has a displacement of 1,254 cc, weighs 243 kg, power of 134 hp and a seat height of 820 mm.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX
The Japanese brand is
a regular in our recommendations
and no wonder. The Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX is a great sport touring vehicle option with a 1,043 cc inline four-cylinder engine and 142 hp of power. This supersport is a combination of comfort and performance. Its 235 kg weight and 835 mm of ground clearance to the seat complete the technical data sheet.
Suzuki GSX-S1000 GT
This touring version of the GSX-S1000, a naked Suzuki high displacement. The Suzuki GSX-S21000 GT is adapted to long rides and its aerodynamic design gives it a fierce feel. It has a smaller displacement than the other two -999 cc-, but also a few kilos lighter: 226 kg. When driving it you will have a power of 152 hp and the seat height is 810 mm.
Lowering the height of sport touring motorcycles
A biker of short stature is thought to have very limited vehicle options. It is true that, ideally, both feet should be able to stand on the motorcycle for safety. However, there are alternatives to lower the height of these motorcycles.
An example of this is the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX kit for lowering the suspension height. This package costs 115.59 €, but the sales website warns that, although the seat height is reduced, the driving dynamics change. Something very similar happens with the Suzuki options, whose alternative is to make modifications to the factory configuration.
Drive any sport touring motorcycle with Upbikers
Don’t break your head with complicated options or alterations to your vehicle. If you want to ride a sport touring bike and you are worried about the seat height, we recommend you to use Upbikers. It is an accessory that fits underneath your footwear, adding up to 4 centimeters of extension to the most vital support area for any motorcyclist. It is extremely versatile, as it goes with any type of sneaker, shoe or boot, not to mention that its design is intended to be as if you were not wearing anything else.
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