I came from an '08 KLR so this bike does not seem tall in comparison but it is a very tall bike overall. I could not see anyone under 5'10 being very stable on this bike. It is a bit shorter than most bikes in it's class and that is a good thing. You feel like you are really in control of this bike and where it goes. It is not so short as too look odd though. The proportions are very nice and give it a very upright yet still sporty look and feel. :smile:sweet ride sir, sweet ride indeed.. does it seem tall and short (lengthwise) to you?