Jessie Normaschild and Sue Barnes, amongst others, went to the MCN Bike Show at ExCel recently and sat on a lot of bikes. Jessie says: I currently ride a 2007 Kawasaki ER-6 which is 790 mm. The balls of my feet reach the ground, but now I want something lower. Not fussy about engine size, anything from 250-800cc would be fine. However, engine size is unrelated to frame size, as far as manufacturers are concerned, so smaller doesn’t necessarily mean lower. However, this year at the Show, there was actually not just one low bike to look at, but a choice!! All the bikes are in the £7000+ range.
In my quest to help a less long legged lass, (From Sue Barnes) I’ve been carrying out a bit of research at the bike shops.
The following are the measured heights of bikes from the floor, up and over the seat and back down to the floor the other side. All 2016 models.
Kawasaki ER6n 178 cms, Suzuki Inazuma 250 cc 179 cms, Suzuki Gladius 178 cms, Yamaha MT07 182 cms, Kawasaki WR800 178 cms, Ducati scrambler 800 178 cms, Kawasaki Vulcan 165 cms