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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2018, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Many reviews and posts talk about how tall the motorcycle is, and how the "vertically challenged" might have a hard time with it. I am 5'10" and have a 32" inseam. I'm curious what similarly sized people's experience is with the height of the bike?

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Many reviews and posts talk about how tall the motorcycle is, and how the "vertically challenged" might have a hard time with it. I am 5'10" and have a 32" inseam. I'm curious what similarly sized people's experience is with the height of the bike?
At your stated specs; you'll be fine.
I have 30" inseam and manage. It's not pretty parking the bike at the hangout but I get it done.
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I am 5'9" with a 32" inseam. Bike is tall but totally manageable. The only thing a bit challenging at times but again totally doable is swinging your leg over the bike when the panniers are on. As long as you don't have hip problems you'll be fine.
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... swinging your leg over the bike when the panniers are on. As long as you don't have hip problems you'll be fine.
Standing on the peg makes it easy.


Rubbing the boot track on the plastic off the pannier is harder.
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I'm 6 ft and 33 inch seam, if I was younger and supple than getting my leg over would be no problem... But as with everything, unfortunately with age it's not as easy as it should be....

Oh the bike that's easy.....


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I'm 5' 5" and tip toe with one leg and is my daily driver. You just need to get use to the height.
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I am 5'8" in riding boots with a 28" inseam. I think the bike was probably designed with someone roughly your size in mind. The seat height in my book is a non-issue and quite manageable with one-foot down. Point of reference, I have a KTM 950A as a stable mate to the TV. I have a low seat on the KTM and it is still a bit taller then the TV. I can get the balls of both feet down on the TV and one foot down very comfortably. YMMV but I suspect with your measurements you would be very close to being able to flat foot it.
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2016 TVL. I am 5'9" with a 29" inseam. It is workable but it still concerns me I will drop the bike if I get on an uneven or loose surface. There is not much margin for error. So far I've made it work but I am going to put on a set of 1" lowering links and see how it feels.
JBW, I doubt you will have any issue with the stock ride height.
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