Finest Small Bikes with Seat Heights Beneath 30 Inches



Selections for smaller, reasonably priced bikes are rising, and that’s excellent news for riders searching for a enjoyable bike that gained’t break the financial institution. Whether or not you’re new to driving and wish one thing simple to deal with or an skilled rider searching for a lighter or shorter bike, you will have extra choices now than ever in relation to discovering the very best small bikes! 

Under is Rider’s 2022-2023 record of Finest Small Bikes, an replace of the widespread publish from 2019. Our new record consists of bikes with seat heights as much as 30 inches with an MSRP of $17,000 or much less. 

We’ve additionally curated lists of the very best bikes with seat heights between 30.0 and 30.9 inches, in addition to a listing of bikes with seat heights between 31.0 and 31.9 inches. We’ll embrace hyperlinks to these lists quickly. 

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When attainable, we’ve included a hyperlink to our take a look at experience opinions so you will get a way of how every bike performs in motion. We’ve additionally included the 2022-2023 mannequin 12 months’s U.S. base MSRP (as of publication), seat peak, and claimed moist or dry weight. On fashions with choices to decrease the seat peak or suspension, we’ve listed the usual and lowered seat heights. You can too click on on a mannequin’s title to go to the producer’s webpage for a full record of specs and particulars.  

The fashions on this record are organized by seat peak, with the primary mannequin having the shortest seat peak and the final mannequin having the tallest seat peak within the record. 


Can-Am Ryker 

Can Am Ryker Best Small Motorcycles

Can-Am Ryker 

$8,999 

23.6-inch seat peak

594 lb dry 

Learn our 2019 Can-Am Ryker First Trip Evaluate


Indian Scout Bobber Sixty 

Indian Scout Bobber Sixty Best Small Motorcycles

Indian Scout Bobber Sixty 

$10,749 

25.6-inch seat peak 

548 lb 


Indian Scout Rogue Sixty 

Indian Scout Rogue Sixty Best Small Motorcycles

Indian Scout Rogue Sixty 

$11,249 

25.6-inch seat peak 

540 lb 

Learn our 2022 Indian Scout Rogue First Trip Evaluate 


Indian Scout Sixty 

Indian Scout Sixty Best Small Motorcycles

Indian Scout Sixty 

$11,749 

25.6-inch seat peak 

543 lb 

Learn our 2016 Indian Scout Sixty Street Check Evaluate 


Indian Scout Bobber 

Indian Scout Bobber Best Small Motorcycles

Indian Scout Bobber 

$12,249 

25.6-inch seat peak 

553 lb 

Learn our 2018 Indian Scout Bobber First Trip Evaluate 


Indian Scout 

Indian Scout Best Small Motorcycles

Indian Scout 

$13,249 

25.6-inch seat peak 

561 lb 

Learn our 2019 Indian Scout Tour Check Evaluate 


Indian Scout Bobber Twenty 

Indian Scout Bobber Twenty Best Small Motorcycles

Indian Scout Bobber Twenty 

$13,249 

25.6-inch seat peak 

563 lb 


Harley-Davidson Iron 883 

Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Best Small Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Iron 883 

(2022 is the ultimate 12 months for this mannequin) 

$11,249 

25.7-inch seat peak 

564 lb 


Harley-Davidson Softail Customary 

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Best Small Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Softail Customary 

$14,399 

25.8-inch seat peak 

655 lb 


Harley-Davidson Avenue Bob 114 

Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114 Best Small Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Avenue Bob 114 

$16,599 

25.8-inch seat peak 

631 lb 


Honda Shadow Phantom 

2023 Honda Shadow Phantom

Honda Shadow Phantom 

$7,999 

25.8-inch seat peak 

549 lb 

Learn our 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 Street Check Evaluate 


Honda Shadow Aero 

2023 Honda Shadow Aero

Honda Shadow Aero 

$7,799 

25.9-inch seat peak 

560 lb 

Learn our 2013 Honda Shadow Aero Evaluate 


Indian Chief 

Indian Chief Best Small Motorcycles

Indian Chief 

$14,999 

26-inch seat peak 

670 lb 


Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight 

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Best Small Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight 

(2022 is the ultimate 12 months for this mannequin) 

$12,299 

26.2-inch seat peak 

556 lb 


Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Traditional

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Best Small Motorcycles

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Traditional 

$8,999 

26.8-inch seat peak 

620 lb 

Learn our 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Traditional Evaluate


Honda Fury 

Honda Fury Best Small Motorcycles

Honda Fury 

$11,449 

26.9-inch seat peak 

663 lb 

Learn our 2010 Honda VT13VX Fury Street Check Evaluate 


Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Customized 

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Best Small Motorcycles

Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Customized 

$9,499 

27-inch seat peak 

611 lb 


Yamaha V Star 250 

Yamaha V Star 250 Best Small Motorcycles

Yamaha V Star 250 

$4,699 

27-inch seat peak 

324 lb 

Learn extra in regards to the V Star 250 in our 2008 Motorbike Gasoline Financial system Comparability Evaluate


Harley-Davidson Nightster 

Harley-Davidson Nightster Best Small Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Nightster 

$13,499 

27.1-inch seat peak 

481 lb 

Learn our 2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster First Trip Evaluate 


BMW R 18 

2023 BMW R 18 in Mineral Motorcycles

BMW R 18 

$14,995 

27.2-inch seat peak 

761 lb 

Learn our 2021 BMW R 18 First Version Street Check Evaluate


Honda Insurgent 500 

2023 Honda Rebel 500

Honda Insurgent 500 

$6,449 

27.2-inch seat peak 

408 lb 

Learn our 2020 Honda Insurgent 500 ABS Street Check Evaluate 


Honda Insurgent 300

2023 Honda Rebel 300

Honda Insurgent 300 

$4,749 

27.2-inch seat peak 

364 lb 


Triumph Bonneville Bobber 

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Best Small Motorcycles

Triumph Bonneville Bobber 

$13,495 

27.6-inch seat peak (non-obligatory decrease seat of 27.2 inches) 

553 lb 

Learn our 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber First Trip Evaluate 


Yamaha Bolt R-Spec 

Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Best Small Motorcycles

Yamaha Bolt R-Spec 

$8,899 

27.2-inch seat peak 

542 lb 


 Honda Insurgent 1100T DCT 

2023 Honda Rebel 1100T DCT

Honda Insurgent 1100T DCT 

$11,299 

27.5-inch seat peak 

524 lb 

Learn our 2023 Honda Insurgent 1100T DCT First Look Evaluate 


Honda Insurgent 1100 

2023 Honda Rebel 1100

Honda Insurgent 1100 

$9,499 

27.5-inch seat peak 

487 lb 

Learn our 2021 Honda Insurgent 1100 First Trip Evaluate 


Suzuki Boulevard C50 

Suzuki Boulevard C50 Best Small Motorcycles

Suzuki Boulevard C50 

$8,609 

27.6-inch seat peak 

611 lb 


Suzuki Boulevard C50T 

Suzuki Boulevard C50T Best Small Motorcycles

Suzuki Boulevard C50T 

$10,059 

27.6-inch seat peak 

644 lb 

Learn our 2007 Suzuki Boulevard C50T Street Check Evaluate 


Kawasaki Vulcan S 

Kawasaki Vulcan S Best Small Motorcycles

Kawasaki Vulcan S 

$7,349 

27.8-inch seat peak 

492 lb 

Learn our 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S Street Check Evaluate 


Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe

Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe Best Small Motorcycles

Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe 

$8,099 

27.8-inch seat peak 

496 lb 

Learn our 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S Cafe Street Check Evaluate 


Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster 

2023 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster in Jet Black and Fusion White

Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster 

$13,495 

27.8-inch seat peak 

580 lb 

Learn our 2018 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster First Trip Evaluate


Harley-Davidson Sportster S 

Harley-Davidson Sportster S Best Small Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Sportster S 

$16,399 

28.9-inch seat peak 

502 lb 

Learn our 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S First Trip Evaluate