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Offline Multistrada 950

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Seat height
« on: December 22, 2016, 10:35:45 AM »
Noticed that there's been some chat around the seat height, basically with a few saying that it's too high.

In standard trin the seat height comes in at 840mm (or 33.1 inches). It's unfortunately a non-adjustable seat with 820mm (32.3 inch) and 860mm (33.9 inch) accessory options available.

I think where the problem lies is that in comparison the 1200 comes with an adjustable seat of 32.5 or 33.1 inches.

So has the adjustable seat been dropped to meet the price point? Is it an issue? Obviously it is for the "vertically challenged" amongst us but then again that's always a problem with this type of bike. By their nature they tend to have elevated seat heights.

Wonder what are people's thoughts on this.  :261:

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Offline Fulano

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Re: Seat height
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 11:53:50 PM »
I know there's optional seats available but it does seem a tad high. My Tiger 800 has a seat height of 31 inches which is fine. However my mate has the XC version of the Tiger which I had a sit on. Its much taller at 34 inches and to be honest its too tall for me (yeah .. i'm a shorty !). Granted the 950 is a bit less but not by much so I'm wondering how i'll get on.

But the lower seat option on the MS is less than an inch lower at 32.3 which is not that different. I can't believe you'd notice the difference ??

Guess its a case of trying the bike, real world is sometimes a lot different than looking at numbers on a page.

Roll on Spring and the good weather and I'll find out !  :001:

Offline Martyn

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Re: Seat height
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 03:39:51 PM »
Sometimes it's the shape or width of the seat that's the key factor. If the seat is wide then even a slightly lower seat won't help matters. Looking at seat height on paper is just half the story.

Only by riding one will you know   :002:

(Actually you soon find out when you stop lol !  :008: )