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Seat Height Info

A few years ago, BMW Motorcycles had the reputation of being tall, heavy machines that were designed for experienced, LARGE motorcyclists that never had to think about getting their feet flat on the ground when arriving at a stop. In all honesty that reputation was pretty well earned, but starting in 2005 BMW put all of their motorcycles on a serious diet to reduce weight and developed a range of seats and suspension options to make their bikes accessible to the masses. By combining low centers of gravity and a variety of seat heights, BMW has created a product lineup that will feel comfortable for just about anyone.

Here at BMW Motorcycles of San Francisco we try to maintain an inventory of new motorcycles that include most, if not all, of the seat and suspension options BMW has to offer. Additionally, some of our demo bikes are equipped with low suspensions and we can quickly swap different seats on to our demos so your test ride gives you a proper impression of the difference seat height makes while on the road. When looking at ergonomic diagrams and charts it can be difficult to know what will work best for you, so we invite you to visit our showroom and experience first-hand what a 29.5″ seat height feels like compared to a 31″ seat height.

With that being said, we’ve compiled some of BMW’s marketing materials that relate to seat height and posted them here so you that you have them as a resource. If you have questions about seat heights or still think you can’t ride a BMW Motorcycle because of the length of your inseam, give our sales department a call at 415-503-9954 or e-mail us at so we can help out.

BMW’s Seat Height Chart

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