Make them so we can ride them!


Having just come back from my wife trying a new Royal Enfield Himalayan for size, we couldn’t believe your editorial piece in the last issue.

The seat height is 30 inches and it is just too high for her 5ft 3in.

She recently sold her Moto Guzzi Nevada because despite lowering the suspension and seat, it was just too wide so she wasn’t confident, just as your piece said.

She is an experienced rider who just got tired of being stuck with Cruisers and wanted a change.

Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda riding their chopper motorcycles, with Luke Askew on the back of Fonda’s motorcycle. This is a publicity still issued for the classic 1969 film Easy Rider. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Now we’re on the journey of seeing what we can do to lower the Himalayan before she decides to buy. Sadly, the RE Classic was too wide to ride.

A universal problem for shorter riders!

Great read again this month – keep up the good work.

Keith Buckley

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