The Triumph motorcycle company was founded in 1902 by two German immigrants, Siegfried Bettmann and Maurice Schulte, in Coventry, England. The company initially produced bicycles and then began manufacturing motorcycles in 1902. For over a century, Triumph has been manufacturing some of the best motorcycles in the world.
For short riders, finding a motorcycle that is the right fit can be a little bit challenging. Most motorcycles that are manufactured are built to accommodate people between 5’7” and 5’11” which is the average height of European men. Don’t be discouraged though, there are plenty of Triumph motorcycles that have lower seat heights and a shorter seat-to-footpeg ratio, which is what you want to look for if you’re shorter than average.
Some of the most popular triumph motorcycles among short riders include the Bonneville T120, the Street Triple R, and the Tiger 800 XCx. All these bikes feature a comfortable riding position and a low seat height.
Ultimately, the goal is to choose a motorcycle that feels comfortable and manageable for you, so don’t be afraid to go to dealerships and throw your leg over some bikes. With that being said, we realize shopping for a motorcycle is a little bit more difficult so we’ve compiled a list of motorcycles to fit those with a shorter inseam.