I am a firm believer in no matter your size, you can ride ANYTHING! However, some bikes are naturally going to feel more comfortable for shorter riders. Personally, I am 5 ft 3 inches and petite so tall bikes feel intimidating. I like feeling in control at stoplights and on hills by having my feet touch the ground easily. Here is my list of bikes for shorter riders like me!
Kawasaki Ninja 400: The sexy sportsbike look that has a low seat height of 30.9 inches and a narrow frame that can accommodate riders of different sizes. It also has a lightweight design t
hat makes it easy to handle.
2. Honda Rebel 300/500: I own this bike and I love it! These cruisers have low seat heights of 27.2 inches- 2
7.5 inches. They are also lightweight and easy to maneuver. It has enough power for fun but is also comfortable for longer trips.
3. Yamaha YZF-R3
: This sportbike has a low seat height of 30.7 inches and a slim design that can accommodate smaller riders. It also has a smooth engine and easy-to-use controls.
4. Harley-Davidson Street 500/750
: These bad ass cruisers have low seat heights of 25.7- 28 inches. They also have a comfortable riding position and a classic Harley look. This reminds me of Harleys' version of the Honda Rebel!
5. Suzuki SV650:
This sportbike has a low seat height of 30.9 inches and a slim design. It also has a smooth engine and easy-to-use controls.
6. The Moto Guzzi V7
III seat height varies depending on the specific model and version. In general, the seat height of the V7 III ranges from around 30.3 inches- 31.1 inches. I fell in love with this bike while riding through the hills of Tuscany. I road it all day and was comfortable. Moto Guzzi offers different seat options such as a low seat and a comfort seat. The suspension preload can be adjusted to lower or raise the seat height slightly, which can be helpful for riders who want a more customized fit.
7. A LiveWire
is a sporty EV bike. It has a low, narrow seat and a forward-leaning posture. The seat height of the LiveWire is 30.0 inches. The LiveWire is a high-performance electric motorcycle that combines cutting-edge technology with sporty styling and responsive handling. This bike goes very fast and is so fun to ride, I tried it at one of the LiveWire dealerships.