High heeled boots

High heeled boot causes fatal rider crash

A high heeled diamanté fashion boot that stuck on the footpeg caused a 29-year-old Polish woman to fatally crash her Yamaha, a British coroner has found. A Dorset Coroner’s Court heard that Monika Kunda looked down as she struggled with her left foot and lost control of her Yamaha and crashed in Bournemouth in August …

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What are the best bikes for tall riders?

Tall riders have almost as much trouble finding a bike to suit their build as short riders and it’s not just about seat height. For short riders, seat height is the most important factor. So we put together a comprehensive list of seat heights of your favourite motorcycles to compare. Click here to check all seat …

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Short struggles

Video: Short rider struggles mounting Suzuki

This funny video shows a short rider who struggles to get on a Suzuki SV650 and then struggles to get the side stand up to get going. No laughing matter It may be funny to the two British tradesmen who filmed the video, but it’s no laughing matter for millions of short riders in a …

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Rich and Rosanne Gressett short pillion hack

Great hack for short pillion riders

If you’re so short you or your partner can’t reach the pillion pegs, Alaskan riders Rich and Rosanne Gressett have a great motorcycle hack for you. Back in Alaska, they have modified the rear pillion floorboards on their Harley tourer with a bracket that makes them higher to accommodate “pocket rocket” Rosanne’s 152.4cm (5’) stature. …

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Top 10 tips for short motorcyclists

Short riders have always been disadvantaged by the fact that bikes are designed for tall riders, although that has changed in recent years. Brands such as Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Triumph and others are now making models that have lower seat heights or are offering optional low seats for short riders. Click here for a full …

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