Jul 1, 2011

176 Best Indian Bikes for Short Guys

A list of 9 current Indian bikes/motorcycles which are easy to ride for a short guy..

A common and pertinent concern among Indians guy who are not blessed with a good height, looking for a motorcycle would be:

Will I be able to handle the bike comfortably?” or “Will the seat height be too high for my legs?”

Being around 5 ft 4 - 5 ft 5 inches in height, I can perfectly understand this concern. Things to look out in a bike for a short rider

    1. A low seat height
    2. A seat which narrows/tapers towards the front
    3. A manageable Kerb (with petrol + engine oil) weight of the bike

Compiled below is a list (from my own riding experience) of currently available Indian bikes/motorcycles which short guys would find comfortable to ride. Interestingly nearly all the bikes listed below have a seat height of less than 800 mm (most fall around the 790 mm mark).

A low seat height is very obvious but a seat which narrows towards the front is also very important for short legs. A wide seat makes the legs to bend/curve, which makes matters worse for short legs which try to get a firm footing on the ground. A narrow/tapered seat towards the front lets short legs reach terra firma with a less curvature.

Most Indian motorcycles have a seat height of around 800 mm. Therefore mostly it is the width of the seat which determines how comfortably a short guy would be able to ride the bike.


1. Hero Honda Splendor (Seat height - 775 mm, Kerb Weight – 112 kgs):

The Splendor is the easiest motorcycle to ride for a short Indian guy. Along with a low seat height, the seat is also narrow towards the front and the bike has a kerb weight of just 112 Kgs.

Interestingly the Passion which is just a Splendor with different body work has a slightly higher seat and a broader seat, which doesn’t make the Passion uncomfortable for the shorter guy but certainly not as easy as the Splendor.




2. Hero Honda Super Splendor ( Seat height - 775 mm , Kerb weight - 121 Kgs):

The Super Splendor also has a narrow seat plus a low seat height and a light Kerb weight.

Also like the Splendor and Passion, the Glamour which is essentially the Super Splendor with different body work has a higher and wider seat.




3. Bajaj Avenger ( Seat height - 710 mm , Kerb weight - 155 Kgs):

The Avenger has the lowest seat height (710 mm) among made in India bikes, making it a small guys delight.

Just that its kerb weight of 155 kgs is comparatively slightly on the higher side.




4. Bajaj Pulsar 135LS ( Seat height - 800 mm , Kerb weight - 122 Kgs):

The Pulsar 135LS has a seat height of 800 mm but it has a seat which narrows quite nicely at the front.

A light weight body of 122 kgs also makes it easy for short legs.





5. TVS Apache RTR 160 ( Seat height - 790 mm , Kerb weight - 136 Kgs):

The TVS Apache RTR 160 sometimes gets the flak for being too compact for bigger guys.

But then the Apache RTR 160 fits like a glove for someone like me.





6. TVS Apache RTR 180 ( Seat height - 790 mm , Kerb weight - 137 Kgs):

The TVS Apache RTR 180 has an identical seat height as the Apache RTR 160 and just gets 1 kg increment over its kerb weight.

This makes it almost the same as the Apache RTR 160 in size and weight.





7. Yamaha R15 ( Seat height - 790 mm , Kerb weight - 131 Kgs):

Like the TVS Apache RTR, the Yamaha R15 is also a compact and light weight package.

Which makes riding it an easy affair for not so tall Indian guys.





8. Yamaha FZ16/S ( Seat height - 790 mm , Kerb weight - 135 Kgs):

The FZ with its puffed up body panels might appear all beefy, heavy and masculine. But in reality it is a very cleverly designed bike from Yamaha.

At 135 Kg kerb weight, the bike is relatively light and has a pretty manageable seat height of 790 mm.





9. Kawasaki Ninja 250R ( Seat height - 790 mm , Kerb weight - 172 Kgs):

The Ninja 250R was a sweet surprise for me. Kawasaki had done a research in the US (where the Ninja 250R has been the best selling bike since a long time) where it had found that quite a sizeable chunk of the Ninja 250R buyers comprised of ladies.

Therefore it was deliberate that the Ninja 250R was designed specifically keeping the ladies in mind. The Ninja 250R therefore gets a seat height of not just 790 mm but also a seat which narrows nicely towards the front; making the baby Ninja 250R a ream come true for vertically challenged riders.

But at 172 Kgs kerb weight, the Ninja 250R does deserves some respect. Despite the weight I have found the Ninja 250R easier to ride and maneuver than my Pulsar 220.



I hope that the above list helps guys looking for an Indian motorcycle suitable for short guys.






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176 Comments:

Sankoobaba said...

very good article..

Shaiju B said...

Great to see some of the finest motorcyles are there in the list. It is true that guys who are not blessed with a good height can look out for these motorcyles. But I feel its unfair to come up with a list of bikes for them.

Bony said...

my friend rides r15 and i have sat behind many times. i feel his bikes seat is not that comfortable, and so i want a bike which also has a very comfortable seat. can u suggest any?

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Sanket, thanks dude

@Shaiju, belive me bro.. guys like "me" seach for such info
:-)

@Bony

Difficult to answer your query dude.. as I am mostly found on the rider's seat and not as pillion. By the way if you are getting a bike for yourself (which I guess you will ride), why be so concerened about Pillion comfort. Unless of course you need to care for your Girlfriend.

Pavan said...

Nice post. This will help short guys for sure. All types of bikes which suits short guys have been posted here.

Anonymous said...

Discover should have included here.

Karthikeyan Palani said...

Payeng always comes up with innovative and useful articles like these which cannot be found anywhere else in the web :) Great going.

romil said...

Hey I've researching for a month and this is the most relevant article I came across. I am 5'4" and 58kgs in weight. Some of the bikes here exceed my budget. So, can you give a little perspective on CB Shine vs Discover 150cc. I am assuming they'd be suitable for my profile, and really dont want to go for a Hero Honda.
Thanks.

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Romil,

both the CB Twister and the Discover 150 should not be too diffuclt for you to ride. The CB Shine has a slightly wider seat at the front though..

why don't you check out and if possible let us know

Anonymous said...

I'm 5'3"/160cm in height, would FZ16 fit my height?

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@above,

I think the FZ should fit.. but nothing better like checking it out yourself

Anonymous said...

Why don't you run down on the bikes for taller guys... I'm around 6.

2e33bd22-935d-11e0-8ae6-000bcdca4d7a said...

That 790 mm is the standard seat height for indian bikes. Even suzuki gs150r seat height is 790 mm, but dry weight is 134 kg and kerb weight with full tank fuel is 149 kg.

Sam said...

@Shaiju:
Not sure who you think the article is being unfair to. US motorcycle magazines always point out seat height and whatnot when reviewing motorcycles, so people will know what they will be facing if they buy the bike (Payeng probably won't be in the market for a KTM Adventure 990 Dakar anytime soon with its 880mm seat, even if he gets the money).

Payeng, it might not be a bad idea to follow this up with an article that points out some of the bikes to avoid as well.

George said...

We really miss Yamaha RX100

nikhil said...

Great article .. Very Helpful one.. My height is 5.45.. Kindly suggest me whether i ll be able to ride latest version of Pulsar 150cc.. Am very confused, whether to buy pulsar 150cc or 135cc..

Anonymous said...

i am a girl of height 5.1ft..plz suggest which bike to go for??i was wondering what about pulsar 135

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@above,

you should check out the Bajaj Avenger

Anonymous said...

hey guys wat about honda stunner ?

Anonymous said...

i,m still in confussion to choose the hero splendor plus or discover 135 or honda stunner...... but for me i like to get discover or stunner for looks as well as very good decent mileage...

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Above,

Lhe lowest seat height from your selected models would be the Splendor+ followed by Discover 100/125/150 (135 has been stopped some time back) and then the Stunner

Vishnu said...

Wha about hero cd deluxe.. It got gud milege than the splendor pair

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Vishnu, I am not sure about the mileage but yes, the CD Deluxe has also got a fairly low seat

Anonymous said...

So for riders havin more than 5' 10" height, Hero Honda CBZ XTREME n Karizma ZMR r the only options? What about Yamaha FZ-S?

Anonymous said...

hi there,i want to buy ktm duke 200 and my height is 5'5"
will it b comfortable for me for riding and reversing.
currently i m having Hero honda Glamour..thanks

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@above,

I am around 5.4 - 5.5 and I plan to take the 200 Duke for a ride review soon.. so you should get your answer soon

Anonymous said...

hii
First of all thnx for the post...it's really helpful
My height is 5'1".So which one would be ok for me.
Kindly suggest

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Above,

I think at your height you should check out the Avenger.. it's a bit heavy though, therefore check out if its ok with you

Anonymous said...

hi, iam 5.4 feet height, yamaha SZR will suit for me, or do we have seat height adjustment in SZR,

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Above,


the SZ-R could be slightly tall for you since it's got a wide seat.. but then a lot depends on the length of your legs with respect to the rest of your body.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm 5'11". Which would suit me the best, Honda CBR250R, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR or Yamaha FZ-S? Thanks!!

nik said...

i am 5.5 feet i want to know that enfield suit me.............

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Nik,

According to me to be comfortable on an Enfield bike at your height you would need to modify/replace the stock seat with the seat of the Royal Enfield Thunderbird.

SOMESH MISHRA said...

my height is 5.4'.can i ride fz 16?

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Somesh,

Yes you will be able to ride the FZ16, it just looks bulky but it is very easy to ride as the bike is majorly puffed up plastic panels and it has a pretty low seat

Anonymous said...

i am 5.1' and i like the yamaha r15. can i ride it comfortably? please help

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@above,

I am afraid the R15 might be a bit tall for you.. but do check it out personally

AL said...

Hey! What do u say about the yamaha crux?? im 5' and able to ride my dad's yamaha fz16 but i prefer something lower! Thanks

Krrish said...

Hi My height is 4.8' i am looking for a bike, which will suits me except avenger, splendor and entaiser, PLease suggest me, i am totally confused.............

Anonymous said...

hey bro, me planing to buy a ktm duke 200..! ma height is juz 5.5'..! wil i b comfortable 2 ride that bike ? wil it suite ma height ? plz reply me..

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Al, the Crux is lower than the FZ

@Krrish, at your height I think the Avenger or the Enticer (currently discontinued) will suit

@Anon (above), you should be able to ride the 200 Duke, but probably with a little bit of effort

Krrish said...

Krrish : Hi thank u for your nice suggestion, Except Avenger or the Enticer is there any other bike that i can ride, because i am prefferring for a good mileage1, is Super splendor suits me !!!!!!! please show me a right one !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi my height is 5'8" will pulsar 180 a good choice for me

ratheesh said...

Hi bro, nice article.
I am 5.4 and am planning to buy cbr 150r. Will it suit me? Or should i ask the dealer to reduce the height by an inch?

Anonymous said...

hello....
I am 5'2"....
any bike suits me...?
Or am i too short to ride a bike?

avijit said...

hii...
me avijit
my height is 5'3'' and ihave an average figure
plz suggest me a goodlooking bike for me
plz....

kr said...

my height is 5.1" will honda CB Twister be suitable for me I dont want to purchase passion or splendor

kr said...

Hi,,,all ... my height is 5.2" I really like Honda CB twister and want to purchase it pls suggest if it will be suitable for me, currently I ride PAssion plus comfotably....

Anonymous said...

hey wanna know about demak couger 250?is it a good bike?vs avenger?

devendra said...

Hi bro..

My height is 5.3! pulsar 135 is suitable for me?? plz suggest.

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

The bikes mentioned above are comparitively easy to ride (in terms of seat height) for guys with height 5.2-5.4 Ft

Anonymous said...

hie i m 5'4" i m planning to buy R15 v2.0.....will it suit me....?!

i m planing to ride with my gf.....n heard dat its not good for pilion?!

plz do suggest me good bike.....

Angelesia- Health Division said...

Dear biker, next door! Congrats a lot for such a wonderful article. This is the one which mostly satisfies the never ending query of the short height bike lovers.........some of the the experts says, its not the height, but the riding skill and confidence that matters more for riding a two wheeler.Now can you please listen to my single query and give me a clear answer?

You have prescribed many visitors that " Do check yourself whether it is manageable for you or not." now my question is how to understand whether a particular bike is suitable for a short height person or not?

My personal experience is that i am 5 feet 2/3 inches short guy, and i did ride splendor, passion, Rx-135, Discover, Pulsar 150 and CBZ extreme...now while driving, its quite okay for me to drive any of it, and i neither met any accident till date. So how to understand it? Now, i am planning to buy Pulsar 135. obviously it is little higher bike, but i tried sitting upon it once. I found, i can rest one foot completely on the ground while the other rests on footrest. if i try land both legs in the ground, neither sole completely touches the ground. Is now, my question is, if i can put one foot comfortably and firmly upon ground, can i consider this particular bike suitable for me? please suggest..........thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi i am 5'1" i was planning to go for ktm duke 200. So can you suggest me whether there will be any problem with the height issue as the seat seem to be little low or high.

Anonymous said...

Hii,i am 5'2" i was planning to go for ktm duke 200.can i ride the bike? and the ktm duke 200 seat height can be adjustable?kindly, plz rply as soon as possible.

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

at 5.1 ft - 5.2 ft the seat of the 200 Duke might be a bit tall.

But then there are differences in the way a person is built.. some guys hav comparatively longer legs than the torso compared to others.. therefore only checking out the bike personally can one e completely sure

Anoop Yeosdharan said...

Hi Dear S.P Biker,

I am confused between Royal Enfield Classic 350 & Thunderbird. I am 167 CM height with 70 KG weight. I can comfortably ride Karizmas and Pulsars including 220. For the last 5 years I am with Karizma and feeling no problem regarding height. My doubt is out of this two beasts from RE stable which one suits my look. Apache RTR and Pulsar 200 are the most suitable bikes for me in looks currently. Do RE suits me?

Saugot Chowdhury said...

Hi, Nice article. I was thinking of a buying a bike, but resisted because I thought I was short (5 feet 2 inch). Once I drove Honda Shine, but it was very uncomfortable. and now I am working in Hill areas in Himachal Pradesh, specially my work revolves in high altitude bed roads of Lahaul and Spiti district (above 9000 feet). I am a bit confused about selecting a bike between Bajaj Avenger and TVS Apache 160. In these Hill roads, I think Bajaj Avenger will be good for me, but I want expert opinion from you :). This will help me a lot. I am thinking of buying one by August, 2012. Thanks.

evilsharma said...

Norther Cowboy:
I'm 5'2 and 55 kg. i got honda activa and suzuki access 125 but now i'm bored that girlish things will Royal Enfield 350 will be a aapropriate bike for me.

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Evil Sharma,

At 5'2 you would need to lower the seat height if the Royal Enfield 350.

[1] You can do that by replacing the stock seat with that of the Thunderbird.

[2] Also replacing the stock 19" wheels by the 18" wheels from the Classic would reduce the seat height by that slight amount.

sha said...

i am 156cm height.is fz suitable for me...is it possible to reduce it seat height

hit games said...

hello my height is 5,2 and i usaly ride pasion plus comfortably and can i ride r15 also?

Anonymous said...

hi buddy am 5'3" and 67kg.. i already ride splendor and goes great for my height. But trying for new bike and my heart says it to be Royal Enfield Classic 350cc , as its saddle height is 800mm will it suit me. as havnt got so called big legs, but enough to ride splendor or apache.
Please guide me... and make a ride on Enfield as its to with 800mm of saddle height

mithun said...

In this post r15 is there cbr250 is also dere...so why not pulsar 180

Anonymous said...

I think it's unfair to put up a list of bikes for short guys,sure you have put up some of the finest bikes,but once you learn to ride whatever bike, it doesn't become much of an issue.I am 5 foot 6' and i ride a 1987 royal enfield bullet and that too with the electra seat never faced any problems. But guys you would have to get a lot of experience especially parking....

Anonymous said...

hello, my height is 5.2, i can ride passion-pro comfortably, will will be able to ride avenger too ? Please advice.

kannzz said...

My height is 5.4 and weight 65kg.im planin to buy bike.so according to my height cbr 150r or cbr 250 r willb prfct.sir kindly give suggestion.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
My height is 5'5 and weight 57kg. Could anyone confirm which one will be the best choice for me out of - R15v2.0 and CBR150R/250R. Moreover, I am a beginner too and havn't ride anyone of them.

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

To everyone above,

The above list is just to give a rough idea as to which current bikes are better for shorter guys.

The select the bike with the best seat height for one self, there is nothing better than to check out the bikes in the flesh and take a test ride

Saksham said...

Hey .. Hi .. Am 5'7 .. Weight .. 60 .. I can ride r15 v2 ??? It will suit me or not .. Bro plsssss sugesst yr .. Thnx .

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Saksham,

at 5'7 ft you should be able to ride the R15 V2.0 comfortably

shankar said...

hi i am Shankar, my height 5'5 and weight 65kg. can i ride pulsar 220f. please help me..

madhumitha.aravanan said...

Hey i am a girl..5'1 and weigh 48kgs... which bike do you think would suit the best for me...i sooooooo do wanna ride one....

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Madhumita,

the Avenger will be the best option for you as it has the lowest seat height.. also it has a cool cruiser attitude to it.

Adele said...

Is it possible to lower the seat of the Hero Honda Super Splendor/ Splendor??

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Adele

the Splendor and Super Splendor already have low seat.. why need to lower it further?

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Anonymous said...

can you plz let me know the seat height of discover 100 discover 135 and glamour

Gourav said...

Hi, I am 5'2inch and i can ride discover 150cc comfortably. Can i ride pulsar 150cc and 180cc?

Anonymous said...

would honda cbr150r also comes under the category of bikes mentioned above for short men...will it suit for guys of 5'2-5'4????

Anonymous said...

really very nice article.
i m 5'4"
can u suggest me which one is better? pulsar 135 or passion pro?
tell me seat height of passion pro & kerb weight?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
my height s 5.45 and I booked R15 v2.0 today??
will I be able to ride it comfortably??
if not I hav to cancel the booking.
can we reduce the seat height in R15 v2.0??

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@above, you should be able to ride the R15.. though ideally you should check it out personally before booking it

Anonymous said...

hello, i am 5 ft can i ride discover comfortably ?? pls help me

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@anonymous above,

You can try it out but according to me the Avenger would be the most comfortable at your height

Anonymous said...

hello iam 5.3" can i ride comfortly discover 125st is seat hight plz help me

kishore bomma said...

Iam 5ft 6inch height.
Planning to buy cbr 150 , will it be suitable for my height..?

marut kumar Srivastav said...

meri hight 5fit he hme kon si bike khardini chahiye and si bike ki seat down hoti he

ToxicRangerarmy said...

I am only 5'1" tall and i am currently riding Bajab XCD 125... I cannot get even my one leg completely on the ground... It does not matter what height you are.. If you are able to get an inch of your foot in the ground while sitting in a bike, then every bike will be okay for you.... Dont worry about parking.. Only skills matters.... Be self confident... Thats the bext thing to ride a tall bike for shorter guys....

partha pratim said...

m of 5ft 2 inch , i think suzuki hayate would suit me .. wat do u guys say???

Anonymous said...

THANK U...

SACHIN DHINDWAL said...

@ SP BND
IM 5ft 4/5" .. Im thinking of buying a yamaha fazer.. Will i be able to ride comfortably..?
And as u say go check it out yourself.. So what are the things that i should consider while testing it...?

kamaljit said...

wats hunk saddle height? at 5.4" 75 kg will it look to big on me. i can handle the bull but "looks??" wat u say

Divyanshu Das said...

Hi, My height is 5' 5" weight 60kg. I am planning to buy a bike in next 10-15 days. I like pulsar 150-dtsi as it comes in my budget and of course because its pulsar. Do u think it'll be a comfortable ride for me??

JEMZ said...

@ angelesia
Hi,
Eventhough there is controversy about, rider's height and driving skills, according to me, height matters to some considerable extent. If u use only main road or well maintained roads for traffic u can comfortably ride if u can just touch the road with mere feet tip atleast. But sometimes, if u want to ride off road, specially in some villages etc, ofcourse ur height and strength matters when handling the bike, ie, if u could touch both feet firmly over the ground, you will be confident enough to ride over some rock etc (If u have to slow and proceed or to avoid certain obstacles ..). Also when u r in traffic in a town with a pillion lady who is sitting in side, it will be easier for you to maintain balance with both feet comfortably on ground, specially if she likes turning here and there while waiting for the signal... Thanx..

surupam chandra said...

cbr 250&150 have lower seats any one with 5'1 above can ride it easily!!!

surupam chandra said...

what is minimum height for riding cb unicorn i am 5'3.

Piyush said...

i m 5'3"... planning thunderbird 500.. saddle height 775mm... would it go for me...

Kavya Bandodkar said...

Hey I'm 5"6 and id like to buy a bike...I'm not a very hefty or a very strong person can u plz suggest me a bike? P.s. I'm a girl...

Anonymous said...

Hi......
I'm 5ft 5 in boy with 50kg wt...So my frame is thin... Which bike suits me the best...? My budget is upto rs70 k (onroad price)... I was thinking of getting myself a honda stunner.... Will it suit me..? I need a bike with gud mileage n luks... So pls suggest me some other bikes according to my needs....
Thank you... :-)

Anonymous said...

hi...my height is 5"3 and weight is 65kg..would d R15 be a suitable bike for me? i am currently riding splendor

Anonymous said...

Hi. I looking forward to buy the new Royal Enfield 350 TS. I'm 5'8. Well built broad frame. Will this bike suit me?

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@above, I don't think that there should be much of an issue with the seat height of the R.E 350

Anonymous said...

my height s 5'5'' & i have tvs apache 160 hyper edge and i can ride it easily but i don't know why people laugh on me when my friend who is 6 feet tall sits behind me i feel so ebbrassed they also laugh when i am riding alone .

suman said...

thnk u sir..nice article..

Roshan said...

Hi..I am 5ft1" (from toe to top of head :) )...I am thinking about buying apache 160 rtr...Please tell me whether it will suit for me?

Anonymous said...

nice list.

Anonymous said...

My name is Sam..!! my height is 163cms almost 5.3 nd m dieing 2 bye KTM duke 200 or pulsar 200ns or R15 or Avenger(Optional) but ktm duke my first option nd then pulsar 200ns plz... tell me can i ride these all bikes comfortably? plz... reply me soon as possible

Anonymous said...

Hi all.... I like Honda Unicorn... had a test ride but found it uncomfortable specially in traffic where the feet has to touch the ground ver often.
Would you please suggest if getting the seat modified to my requirement is a good idea!!
Will the modification of seat has disadvantages ( technically/ lookwise)??

regards,
Sam

Abin M G Jacob said...

Admin plz giv me a suitable answer ma height is 5'1 - 5'2 and weight 60kg... AM intrested to FZ, WOTZ your opnion?? Or suggest some other stylish bikes for me! Plz

Anonymous said...

My height is 5.3' feet.Currently I have bajaj avenger 180. Want to upgrade with Royal enfield classic desert storm. Will i able to ride it perfectly on bumpy roads especially on corners. Please help me out.

S.P - Biker Next Door said...

@Above

you would be able to ride the Classic, just that you would have to modify the seat and maybe put a customized lower seat so that you can put your feet comfortably flat on the ground

Anonymous said...

Hi all.
I'm a 5'5 man. I love speed.
1.Will I be able to ride a Pulsar 180 with ease ?
2.Please tell me the seat-height of this bike.

Anonymous said...

very helpful like as me short guys

saleesh kumar said...

hai..am 5.5"..will RE Thunderbird 350 suit me without any modifications??

Payeng said...

Saleesh,

you should be able to ride the Thunderbird 350/500 without modifications

Anonymous said...

Bro.. Am gng 2 took yamaha sz-R... My height is 160cm... Is any prob wit dat height?? Rpl me as soon as possible please bro

Himanshu said...

Thanks for this article. Not all manufacturers provide saddle height in their specs. I'm not a tall guy and hence I bought the RX135 back in 2004. But now, it's time to replace the bike and buy a new one.
I was searching internet for such details and your thread was very useful. Please keep such information posted for guys like us. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Any1 help me plz.... My h8 is 160cm... Is Yamaha SZR suites me?? Any Problem With My Height?

Payeng said...

I had found the seat of the SZ-R to be slightly broad at the legs.. it will be rideable at 160 cms but then one might not have both his foot flat on the ground

Anonymous said...

i m 147 cm guy which bike 'll best for me except avenger ?? should i go for FZ-S??

Anonymous said...

I thnk h8 same as RTR... 1100mm....
So bro am gng 2 book yamaha SZR... Thanx 4 ur rpl......

Anonymous said...

hey my name is pranav and i m buying a ktm duke 200 and my height 5'10
...and i am not good at driving....so should i buy it plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz replyy...

Viswa ABDUL KADER said...

hey dude im a height of 150 cms from head to toe. which bike suits for me? can i ride it easily ?

Himanshu said...

I recently tried the Bajaj Discover 125ST. I must say that it is pretty comfortable for shorter guys to ride. It's a decent package to consider as it is good combination of style, mileage, comfort. Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

Very very useful article. Thank u very much. I appreciate.

Anonymous said...

DEAR THANKS FOR VERY USEFUL INFORMATION. I AM 5.2 NOW I AM USING TWISTER & GLADIATOR BUT NOT COMFORTABLE WITH BOTH PLS SUGGEST ME GOOD SUSPENSION,MILEAGE BIKE MY CHOICES STAR CITY,PASSION,SLING SHOT,DICOVER 125 MONO SHOCK.

Anonymous said...

ARUN;----I am 160cm (5'2) will honda cbr 250 suit me? i am already using a pulsar 150 for 4.5 years...

अनिकेत दाभोळकर said...

I think some updation is needed in this article... please tell if new pulsar 200ns is comfortable for guy 5ft 4 in. suggest more 150cc or higher bikes for us.

Anonymous said...

im 6 foot 3 inch.do cbr 150r suits me.if not recommend me a 150cc bike.

Anonymous said...

Hi...
my height is 5.4 and i am planning to buy pulsar 200ns..
will it suit me..

Anonymous said...

hi ...
my height is around 5.4-5.5 may be can grow as am a teenager yet i want to buy pulsar 200ns does it suits me...i had ride RTR n PULSAR 150 also...

Anonymous said...

hey im planning for pulsar200ns ...whats its seat hight ..will it be k for 5.4

Anonymous said...

hey dude
my height is 5.6''-5.7'' , can u suggest if stunner will suit me ? o any other bike within 70k and above or equal to 125cc
Thanks

Adele said...

Hey man! Thank u so much for this! I just bought the Splendor pro and it is awesome! !
If anyone wants to know : im 5' and this bike is light and very easy to ride! The gear shift is heel and toe!!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys i'm 5.5 ft am i suitable for r15 v2.0?

balu said...

hi guys,

my height is 5.7 and 67kg
Suzuki GS 150r and Hero HUNK are in my mind for city ride.
Am i suitable for these bikes?

Unknown said...

enfield thunderbird is the super option for the short guy like 5'' to 5.5'' ,seat is comfortable for short guy .........

P150Rider said...

Interesting article. I came across this problem in the process of teaching my wife how to ride my Pulsar 150.
Like many of those here, shes a bit over 5'3. Though she finds it difficult to keep both her legs on the ground while at a standstill , one foot on the ground and one on the foot peg works fine for her.
She finds it a bit daunting to kickstart, but has no problems balancing the bike ,even with me sitting behind.
So its all about technique.

http://learning-to-ride-in-india.blogspot.in/2013/06/height-of-matter.html

Akash said...

Would tvs star city be appropriate for short height people of about 5.2-5.3?

Anonymous said...

will tvs star city 110cc suit for a 5.2 height person

Anonymous said...

my height is 5'2plz help me can i ride fz 16 or fz-s plz......

Anonymous said...

These reviews them self shows how good is this article,

try to put some more or improve more dear friend with latest.

ashish devdan said...

I am fully confused between bajaj avenger and fzs....my height is 5.3 .... please can u suggest me....what should i buy

santanu panda said...

hii dude.my height is about 5.3-5.4..i like to ride pulser 180..will it be suitable for me.??

Ajinkya Joshi said...

hii...i'm 5.2. & with shoes on can i ride yamaha r15 as i liked r15 vey much..plz reply

Anonymous said...

Hi, my height is 5.2, and got Mahindra Centuro 3 days ago. It's seat is 800mm. Plz give suggestions.

sharathkumar thangavadivel said...

Hi..I am planning to buy Hero Hunk or Yamaha Sz-R.. My height is 5'6.. Which bike is suitable for me?? plz suggest..

Anonymous said...

what about royal enfield thunderbird?? ..isn't that bike convinient for short guy suchas 5.5 ft ??

Anonymous said...

Hi I found your post very informative and useful as well. Can you please update the list looking at the 2013 bike market. Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi bro.
My height 5ft i want to take bike.
In my mind i have
pulsar 200NS, yamaha fazer, and yamaha R15 wch vil suits fr me plz suggest me guys.

venkat said...

Hi sir, my height is 5ft.
I hve a plan to tke a bike.
I has options like: pulsar200NS, yamaha FAZER and yamaha R15.
Plz advice me.

Payeng said...

@all, it would not be accurate to give answers to your question just based on your height measurements.. as the length of the legs in relation to the body is important here.

Nevertheless I think for a guy with mininum 5 ft would be easily able to ride the Avenger. Others with 5.2 ft and above should be able to ride the models posted above.

I will try if I can update the above list with current models

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi , my height is 5feet and 2 inches , please suggest which geared bike will be comfortable for me

Manoj said...

Sir, please do an article in the present scenario. I am very short at 5'3". Compare discover 100M & 100T seat heights. Also why don't bajaj make micro /mini avengers?

Anonymous said...

hey im 5'5' would r15 will suit me?

Anonymous said...

Great article.

I am 5'3'' and thin; and I booked a Royal Enfield Classic 350.

1. Will this suit me?
2. What are the adjustments I should make to make it suit for my height?

emmanuel leorn said...

I am 5.2 feet and am around 155 cms..... What type of Geared bikes would suit me.... And I mean bikes not cruisers

aditya sharma said...

Will the R15 V2 be comfortable for me with a height 5.7(170 cm) with short legs ?

ketan porwal said...

Guys, i need suggestion..My height is 5 feet and weight is 57 kg..can i ride yamaha R15 V2..comfortably ..?

Anonymous said...

Iam 5.3'' tall. Can I ride suzuki gixxer 150 comfortably..... pls reply asap

Anonymous said...

i'm a girl my height is 4.10, weight 48kg ... which bike will suit my profile also i have low budget around 60000-70000 ... except avenger
worried coz of my height

Mathew said...

I am 5.6 feet tall and weighs 53 kgs. Will i be able to handle pulsar 200 ns? please suggest....

hussain ibrahim said...

Hi, I am planning to buy ktm duke 200, is there any possibilities to reduce the seat height.?

Anonymous said...

Hi,, I am planning to buy honda cbr 250r, my height is 5.4, is the bike suits me?

Anonymous said...

Hi...im a 5'6'' guy....late 20s....weigh about 80ks....i work out n lot m quite hefty n well built......i have always like royal enfields.....n plan to get a thunderbird 500.....i love it....n believe wit a bit of seat adjustments it should be perfect for my built n my liking.....but would a thunderbird 350/500 be a little too ambitious....??? If i get a tb 350/500 how can i adjust/ reduce the bike's height...? Ur auggestion would be appreciated...thank u....

sports said...

I am 5' 4 " height Thunderbird 350 suits me or not
Also my weight is 72 plus

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I'm Aman n i've been looking for a bike that suits my height (5ft2') i have Royal Enfield continental gt as my best choice !
Plz suggest :)

Suhas Dwarakanath said...

Aman,
Please do not follow the sheep syndrome and go for an RE: I have driven RE and Avanger equally and amid comparable roadconditions: Avenger wins.
No ego here (bcos I have an RX 100) so for long-distance cruising, Avenger fits quite nicely

Unknown said...

hi my height is 5.5'' can i ride royal enfield 350 classic comfortably..

Anonymous said...

Hi...i m 5'5". I weighs 65 kg. I want to buy royal enfield thunderbird 500cc / classic chrome 500 cc. Is it be comfortable for me...?plz suggest......

Ashok Krishnan said...

Hi my height is 5'2. I am planning to buy fzs v2.0. Is it suits me. Please Reply me quick.

sankar Boddanki said...

Dear friends my height is 5.4 ft I want to plan for purchase Yamaha fz-sv2.0 it is suitable for my height or not ? Suggest please

Hussain Imran said...

Hyy my height is 5.3
I hve experienced pulsar 220, cbz extreme n mny more.......
Now i wnt to buy KTM Rc 390/200
Will it suits me??????

Bestever Anukool said...

Hi sir , I am going to purchase Tvs apache rtr 160 double disc I hear that it is too much heavy I know it's weight is 137 KGS and my friends says me you cant handle that it's too much heavy but I want to buy this bike and my height is around 5 " 6 inches and my weight is around 53 KGS and I'm in +1 class can you sir give me answer that can I handle this bike???

sunil kumar said...

hi...can you describe about Pulsar150 for a guy with height of 5'6"

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