This is more of a comment on your bike. I currently own a BMW R 1200 RT and I am seriously considering the XR. It is 100 pounds lighter and I love the inline 4 versus a boxer engine. That being said, I appear to have the same dimensions you do in height (5 feet 7 inches and 32 inch inseam). I found that the low suspension, normal seat seems to work best for me. Were you on the low seat or normal seat when you took those pictures?

Lynn Lopez
San Antonio, TX
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Editor Response
My XR is equipped with the standard seat and suspension. It takes a little getting used to being on tiptoes when putting both feet down, but I am in the practice of always putting my left foot down first, and when I do this, I can comfortably flat-foot it. The bike is incredibly well-balanced, so even tip toes is more than adequate on level surfaces.

Check out our story on handling big and tall bikes for some more tips.
Tricia Szulewski, Associate Editor
I have the mid sized windshield on my Ninja 300. It's mid tint. Very easy for me to see over (I have a tall torso.) The VStream National Cycle makes a huge difference from the stock shield which does nothing. I go on long tours and can't imagine not having it on the bike. I never take it off. Highly recommend for its quality, durability and improvement to the ride. Also you can feel good about supporting a company that's been around forever and still makes their product in USA. Hard to come by nowadays. I'm a 5-foot, 2-inch rider with a 29 inch inseam.


Suzanne
Oakbrook, IL
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Great information. Will look into a bigger adjustable shield for sure. Thank you.

Edna Esf
Acton, CA
Sunday, August 19, 2018