Biking is fun, there is no doubt about it. But, while the bike was originally a handy form of transport and adventure biking just a fad, today it is a popular section of the market and a great way to spend your time. Of course, there is a huge range of bikes on the market, many come with an impressive selection of accessories, such as these BMW accessories. But, not all bikes are best suited to beginners. Low-seat adventure bikes offer a lower centre of gravity, making them easier to control and stay balanced. In addition, these are the best option for any shorter rider as you need to be able to get your feet on the ground.
The good news is there are plenty of low-seat adventure bikes to choose from. You simply need to find the right one. That starts by finding a good dealer as they will allow you to sit on various different models and even test drive them to ensure you choose the one that is most comfortable. It’s important as comfort increases confidence and you need that when you start riding.
It can help if you have a preferred manufacturer but any of the following are a great choice for a beginner.
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Suzuki V-Strom 650
It’s got a power 650cc motor which means plenty of power but its ride height is just 835mm. It’s no good if you are really short but it should be acceptable to most riders.
BMW F 800 GS
This offering from BMW offers an 800cc engine that means you’ll have plenty of power to get in and out of trouble. It also offers a seat height of 820mm, making it a great choice for Adventure Bikes.
It should be noted that the seat height is 880mm and can be lifted to 920mm. But, it can be lowered via an official kit to the 820mm. That makes it a versatile option.
Triumph Tiger 800 XC
This 800cc bike from Triumph also offers all the power you could need, especially as a beginner. It has an adjustable seat, moving from 840mm to 86omm depending on need. But, just like the BMW, it can also be lowered with a dedicated kit, to 820mm.
BMW G650 GS
This is a smaller version of the 800GS and sports a 600cc engine, perhaps more appropriate for a beginner adventure bikes. It also offers a seat height of just 770mm, making it an attractive option for any shorter rider.
It should be noted that BMW has adopted a non-conventional approach to the siting and style of the engine. This may be enough to put some riders off, even if the seat is nice and low.
Triumph Tiger 800 XRx Low
The name says it all. This bike is designed for shorter riders and you don’t need a special kit to lower the seat. It is designed to sit at just 760mm from the floor. It’s stylish, reliable, and possibly the lowest bike on the market. It could be your perfect solution.