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Motorcycles with Low Seat Height for Beginners

by Maximo Moto 09 Jul 2024

Finding the right motorcycle can be challenging, especially for beginners who need a low seat height for better control and confidence. This guide covers various categories of motorcycles with low seat heights, including price comparisons and where to buy them in the UK and USA.

Adventure Motorcycles with Low Seat Height

BMW G 310 GS

  • Seat Height: 32.9 inches
  • Engine: 313cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £5,100 (UK), $5,695 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: BMW dealerships, online marketplaces

Suzuki V-Strom 650

  • Seat Height: 32.9 inches
  • Engine: 645cc V-twin
  • Price: £7,799 (UK), $8,799 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Suzuki dealerships, online platforms

Kawasaki Versys-X 300

  • Seat Height: 32.1 inches
  • Engine: 296cc twin-cylinder
  • Price: £5,149 (UK), $5,499 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Kawasaki dealerships, online retailers

Honda CB500X

  • Seat Height: 31.8 inches
  • Engine: 471cc twin-cylinder
  • Price: £6,199 (UK), $6,999 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, online sellers

Honda Motorcycles with Low Seat Height

Honda Rebel 300

  • Seat Height: 27.2 inches
  • Engine: 286cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,799 (UK), $4,599 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, authorized online sellers

Honda CB300R

  • Seat Height: 31.5 inches
  • Engine: 286cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,649 (UK), $4,949 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, online platforms

Honda Grom

  • Seat Height: 30 inches
  • Engine: 124cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £3,699 (UK), $3,599 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, online platforms

Honda Rebel 500

  • Seat Height: 27.2 inches
  • Engine: 471cc twin-cylinder
  • Price: £5,899 (UK), $6,199 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, online retailers

Sport Touring Motorcycles with Low Seat Height

Kawasaki Ninja 400

  • Seat Height: 30.9 inches
  • Engine: 399cc parallel-twin
  • Price: £5,499 (UK), $4,999 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Kawasaki dealerships, online marketplaces

Yamaha YZF-R3

  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches
  • Engine: 321cc inline-twin
  • Price: £5,299 (UK), $5,299 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Yamaha dealerships, online retailers

Suzuki GSX250R

  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Engine: 248cc twin-cylinder
  • Price: £4,199 (UK), $4,599 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Suzuki dealerships, online platforms

KTM RC 390

  • Seat Height: 32.3 inches
  • Engine: 373cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £5,299 (UK), $5,499 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: KTM dealerships, online sellers

Cruiser Motorcycles with Low Seat Height

Harley-Davidson Street 500

  • Seat Height: 25.7 inches
  • Engine: 494cc V-twin
  • Price: £5,695 (UK), $6,899 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Harley-Davidson dealerships, authorized online sellers

Yamaha V Star 250

  • Seat Height: 27 inches
  • Engine: 249cc V-twin
  • Price: £4,499 (UK), $4,349 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Yamaha dealerships, online platforms

Indian Scout Bobber Sixty

  • Seat Height: 25.6 inches
  • Engine: 999cc V-twin
  • Price: £8,999 (UK), $8,999 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Indian dealerships, online retailers

Honda Rebel 1100

  • Seat Height: 27.5 inches
  • Engine: 1,084cc twin-cylinder
  • Price: £8,999 (UK), $9,299 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, online sellers

125cc Motorcycles with Low Seat Height

Honda CB125R

  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Engine: 125cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £3,989 (UK), $4,699 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, online retailers

Yamaha MT-125

  • Seat Height: 31.9 inches
  • Engine: 125cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,499 (UK), $5,099 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Yamaha dealerships, online platforms

KTM 125 Duke

  • Seat Height: 32.9 inches
  • Engine: 124cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,299 (UK), $4,999 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: KTM dealerships, online sellers

Suzuki GSX-R125

  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Engine: 125cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,199 (UK), $4,599 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Suzuki dealerships, online platforms

Classic Motorcycles with Low Seat Height

Royal Enfield Classic 350

  • Seat Height: 31.7 inches
  • Engine: 349cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,599 (UK), $4,599 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Royal Enfield dealerships, online marketplaces

Triumph Bonneville T100

  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches
  • Engine: 900cc parallel-twin
  • Price: £8,900 (UK), $10,450 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Triumph dealerships, authorized online sellers

Moto Guzzi V7 III

  • Seat Height: 30.7 inches
  • Engine: 744cc V-twin
  • Price: £7,999 (UK), $8,490 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Moto Guzzi dealerships, online sellers

BSA Gold Star 650

  • Seat Height: 30.9 inches
  • Engine: 652cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £6,500 (UK), $7,500 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: BSA dealerships, online platforms

Dual Sport Motorcycles with Low Seat Height

Kawasaki KLX230

  • Seat Height: 34.8 inches (with low seat option: 32.7 inches)
  • Engine: 233cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £3,999 (UK), $4,599 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Kawasaki dealerships, online platforms

Honda CRF250L

  • Seat Height: 34.4 inches
  • Engine: 249cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,849 (UK), $5,199 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Honda dealerships, online retailers

Yamaha XT250

  • Seat Height: 31.9 inches
  • Engine: 249cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,699 (UK), $5,199 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Yamaha dealerships, online retailers

Suzuki DR200S

  • Seat Height: 33.3 inches
  • Engine: 199cc single-cylinder
  • Price: £4,299 (UK), $4,649 (USA)
  • Where to Buy: Suzuki dealerships, online platforms

Motorcycle Seat Height Calculator

To calculate the ideal seat height for a motorcycle based on the rider's height, you can use the following formula:

Ideal Seat Height = Rider's Inseam - 2 inches

This formula helps ensure that the rider can comfortably place both feet on the ground while seated on the motorcycle.

Motorcycle Seat Height Chart

Below is a chart that suggests suitable seat heights based on the rider's height.

Rider Height (ft/in) Rider Height (cm) Suitable Seat Height (inches) Suitable Seat Height (cm)
5'0" 152 25.6 - 27.6 65 - 70
5'1" 155 26.0 - 28.0 66 - 71
5'2" 157 26.4 - 28.4 67 - 72
5'4" 163 27.2 - 29.2 69 - 74
5'6" 168 28.0 - 30.0 71 - 76
5'7" 170 28.4 - 30.4 72 - 77
5'8" 173 28.8 - 30.8 73 - 78
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