But if motorcycle companies want to reach out to more customers, they have to appeal to ethnicities that have shorter riders, such as many Asian nations.
In fact, the two biggest motorcycle markets in the world, China and India, have very short average heights. China is 1694mm (5′ 6.7″) for males and 1586mm (5′ 2.5″) for females, while Indians are 1653mm (5′ 5″) for males and 1653mm (5′ 5″) for females.
Tips for short riders
Not all short riders are daunted by tall seats, though.Our article which lists the seat heights of all road motorcycles is regularly one of the most viewed on our website. Click here to read the article which is regularly updated with new models.Motorcycle seat height is a barrier to short people and those who lack confidence when they can only reach the ground with their toes.