12 Best Motorcycles for Taller Rider

12 Best Motorcycles for Taller Rider

When you understand the power of riding a motorcycle is best for tall riders, that’s probably when you know that one size doesn’t fit all. There are bicycles for short riders; Tall riders who use it may find it difficult to maintain balance and stability.

This is why you need to ride a bike that not only fits but is comfortable for you and gives you a sense of fun, and you will get the satisfaction you want while riding on those tracks and trails.

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Harley-Davidson launch

Undoubtedly an American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley Davidson is a versatile brand, and this feature appears in most of the discussions in my posts about motorcycles. The inclusion of the Harley Davidson Breakout makes the list of the best bikes for tall riders complete because of the many nods it receives.

For anyone who wants a quality ride, classic style, or a long-legged bike to match, this is the perfect candidate that won’t let you down at any time.

This chopper-style bike features a relaxed profile, offering you full traction. It is capable of accommodating riders of various heights and sizes, thanks to a seat height of 26.2 inches. While this seat height is one of the shortest on our list, it still testifies to the prowess Harley Davidson is known for.


  • Compatible with riders of different heights
  • Classic style
  • Wide traction
  • Multipurpose


  • The seat height looks small

Honda NC700X

Nothing is more reassuring than sitting in the saddle of a two-wheeled vehicle that offers a lot of features and demonstrates incredible confidence.

The Honda NC700X is a bicycle with a high level of comfort and confidence, thanks to its upright ergonomics and outstanding practicality. These features are not alone but are part of the incredible effect of making bicycles

Built with a large trunk that accommodates the fuel tank right under the bicycle seat, the Honda NC700X is extremely fuel efficient. Plus, this Honda model comes with a dual clutch transmission, which makes it work as if it were working with an automatic gearbox.

The presence of the DCT removes the barriers to driving, and thus breaks the traditional shifting of our feet. Other than that, the Honda NC700X is a great candidate for long-legged riders.


  • Upright ergonomics
  • DTC to eliminate potential threats
  • Excellent practicality
  • Save fuel


  • Relatively expensive

Yamaha FZ-09

Yamaha is renowned – and for all the right reasons – as one of the toughest pioneers of naked street fighter. So, the frenzy that greeted the evolution of this model in 2014 was worth it.

You’ll be convinced never to ride any bike when you consider how sharp and agile the chassis responds. Plus, the FZ-09 is an excellent touring bike featuring a tough saddlebag, firmer suspension and a clean windshield.

Additionally, there’s increased fuel economy, high practicality and ample legroom that gives tall riders a barrage of room to move their legs.


  • Smooth suspension
  • Hard saddlebags
  • Clean the windshield


  • Heavyweight

KTM 1190 Adventure

We discussed one of KTM’s products some time ago. Adventure KTM 1190 every tall rider wants to hang out with, given its great features.

The knowledge that this KTM model is a dirt bike means how many features you’d expect. In particular, the KTM 1190 Adventure offers the same agility and feel that many dirt bikes out there provide.

In addition, the motorcycle is powered by a V-twin engine that delivers high horsepower and an astonishing top speed. The motor has multiple ABS systems that provide immediate stopping without delay or failure. It also helps reduce stopping distance on the ground or terrain on which the bike operates.


  • Multiple ABS systems
  • Agile
  • Powered by V-twin engine


  • Only for Adventure

Yamaha XSR 900

The Yamaha XSR 900 is another motorcycle that is both classic in style and modern in design. Innovative power blends right in with the old-school style that often comes with many pre-millennial Yamaha bikes.

It features a retro look and sporty frame which makes it suitable for racing and sports. The XSR 900 is a necessary candidate when you are asked to upgrade an iconic bike.

This bike is also perfect for traveling, thanks to its aluminum frame and very powerful engine that makes navigating city streets with ease.

With a seat height of 32.7 inches, the XSR 900 is a tall bike and is suitable for tall riders.


  • Aluminum frame
  • Easy handling
  • Suitable height for tall riders


  • None for now


If you want to conquer any terrain, be it trails or rails, go for the BMW R1200GS; it will step on any ground and come out stronger. BMW offers an upright sitting position suitable for long-legged riders.

On top of all this is an excellent windshield and padded saddle that makes an all day ride on the bike feel memorable and look like a second.

Powered by a liquid-cooled fuel injection engine, the BMW R1200GS is a great candidate for advanced chassis electronics.

What’s more, the bike guarantees impenetrable safety in the event of an accident, thanks to its protruding horizontal cylinder, which protects against serious injury if the bike overturns on dirt roads.


  • Clean the windshield
  • Padded saddle for riding comfort
  • Upright sitting position
  • Not limited by any terrain


  • Too advanced for beginners

Kawasaki Versys 650 or 1000

If you have a Kawasaki Versys 650 or 1000 in your garage, you can be sure of a bike that won’t fail or disappoint when you’re on any terrain.

Plus, you’ll enjoy every moment you spend on the bike as the 1000cc parallel-twin engine drives it. In addition, the bike is lightweight, so you can handle and maneuver around the city.

For a leisurely ride, there is enough grunt in the engine that will guarantee confidence. There is no boring moment while sailing with this motorbike. However, it shines like a new bike every time it is cleaned and worn on the road.

The right triangular shape makes driving easier as the footrest, handlebars and seat are all well catered for. The Versys 650 features a standard handguard that makes it look suitable for dirt roads.


  • Comes in two versions
  • Simple controls
  • Installed parts


  • None for now

Ducati Multistrada 1200

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati is a high-quality brand with lots of rider-friendly features that stand out among the many competing brands out there. The inclusion of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 in the list of the best motorcycles for tall riders is well deserved and perfect.

A broad yet powerful man, the Ducati Multistrada 1200, is powered by a roaring Testastretta L-twin engine that features DVT adjustable valve timing. Timing is responsible for increasing the valve overlay, which helps provide new power and keeps it running for the entire duration of the engine.

ABS and traction control are woefully under the power of multidimensional Bosch electronics. The engine produces 150 horsepower, making this bike the perfect candidate for Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro sections.


  • Customizable beer timing
  • Electronic starter
  • Great for sports and racing purposes


  • Low power

Honda Fury

Honda is back with a bike that is suitable for both short and tall riders. When you register a bike with infectious style, the Honda Fury may be upset if it is not registered.

It really is a cruiser, thanks to its cool look and taller handlebars that make it look scary. Many bikes of similar size to the Honda Fury have lower handlebars. However, the Honda Fury comes as a comfortable bike designed for any rider who wants legroom and room to stretch.

The relaxed profile and rider triangle determine the seat height of the Honda Fury, which stands at 26.9 inches which is suitable for both short and tall riders.


  • Comfortable
  • Lower handlebar
  • Spacious legroom


  • Low profile

Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special

Adaptive Ride Height automatically adjusts the seat height based on whether the bike is moving or not.

As you know, Pan America is a Harley-Davidson that has jumped into the adventure segment. One of the technological features available on the Pan America Special is Adaptive Ride Height. Harley says this suspension system “automatically transitions between a low stop position and an optimal ride height when the motorcycle is moving.” This handy feature is not only useful for those with shorter inseams, but also riders of all sizes. The adjustable windshield works well in deflecting the wind, and reaching the bars is also easy and comfortable according to 5-10 test riders. The lowest unloaded seat height (with ARH) is 32.7 inches and the highest at 33.7 inches. Low and high seat accessories and a handlebar riser are also available.


  • Intelligent Electronic Suspension
  • Solid Gearbox


  • Limited Suspension and Ground Clearance
  • Semi Crazy Compression Ratio

Yamaha Ténéré 700

This mid-range adventure bike has a claimed seat height of 34.4 inches.

The Yamaha Ténéré 700 is a tall yet agile ADV trekker. The 34.4-inch seat height may be a touch on the taller side, but it will be acceptable to taller riders and those looking to have fun on the ground. Riders with 30-inch to 32-inch inseams can adjust the height of the seat height, but if additional height is desired, there is an optional rally seat that adds 1.6 inches to the stock. The sleek design is almost like a dirt bike making it easy to stand on. It offers plenty of legroom while sitting too.


  • Smooth And Linear
  • Gearing is very good for technical offroading in positions 1 and 2
  • Athletic ergonomics provides a comfortable standing, “big rally bike” feel


  • Anti-squat design can make the rear suspension feel hard when going over bumps
  • No front-load adjustment

BMW F 900 XR

The F 900 XR provides a choice of high and low seats to match the seat height to the rider’s preferences.

When we had a BMW F 900 XR in the office, one of my coworkers told me to sit on it. “Gah, you’re lucky you’re tall.” With that reaction, I seem to have succeeded in some sort of chair-height test. When riding the XR, my inseam can comfortably reach the ground from a seat height of 32.5 inches. An owner standing at 6-foot-6 reported the seat height was fine for him, but as a personal preference he would get an extra tall seat (which raises the seat height to 32.9 inches). There is also a low seat option which lowers the seat height to 31.3 inches or a low suspension option ($200) which, with the low seat, lowers the seat height to 30.5 inches. An upright riding position that provides a bit more room for a longer torso.


  • Expensive after-sales


  • Limited sales, service range

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