The inner leg curve is defined by the rider's height. But the seat height also depends on technical factors such as the height of the motorcycle as defined by its type, weight and centre of gravity.

With individual adjustment solutions for almost every model, BMW Motorrad supports perfect interplay between rider and machine. This promotes standing stability and therefore confident, secure handling of the motorcycle at traffic lights or when manoeuvring, for example.

On the pages that follow you will find information about the correct seat height for your BMW motorcycle and an overview of all standard and optional seats.

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Standing stability

A comfortable seating position is the key to superior riding.

The inner leg curve is crucial for a safe, comfortable riding experience. It is the distance between the rider's right and left foot when sitting on the motorcycle with both feet firmly on the ground. BMW Motorrad offers a broad program of standard and optional seats to ensure maximum standing stability for all types of rider - including both men and women, whether short or tall.

In this way BMW Motorrad is able to provide maximum flexibility and individuality for everybody’s height and leg length so that comfort is nothing to worry about.

Flexible Standard Seats

A perfect seat for unlimited ride comfort.

Perfect seat properties, sufficient leg room for active riding pleasure and a pleasant knee angle: BMW Motorrad takes all these aspects into account when designing its seats. As a result, BMW Motorrad seats are somewhat narrower at the front and wider at the rear - functionality and design for increased comfort and dynamic performance when motorcycling.

The seat heights of virtually all BMW Motorrad models can be flexibly adapted:

  • by infinitely variable adjustment of the spring strut and fork tubes by the rider.
  • using a special suspension lowering kit ex works.*
  • using a variable saddle holder in the case of individual seats. The height can be reduced by up to 30 mm relatively effortlessly without tools. Ride comfort is fully preserved without any additional cost. BMW Motorrad also offers seats of varying heights. These can be ordered ex works at no additional charge or retrofitted as a special accessory. This allows seat height to be varied by another 30 to 40 mm. 

*only available for selected models.

All additional options

Seats to meet every need

The requirements of a seat can often be very individual. Body height and proportions often define differing needs when it comes to personal seating comfort. For this reason, BMW Motorrad offers a wide range of other seat options, ensuring dynamic comfort for every motorcyclist at all levels.

The following seat options are available to choose from:

  • high seat (with extra padding)
  • low seat (with reduced padding)
  • extra low seat
  • lowered suspension
  • comfort seat
  • high comfort seat
  • Sport seat 
  • Rally seat