Sometimes small changes can make a big difference. That’s generally true in life, and also when it comes to motorcycle seat height. Even what seems like a miniscule amount can help a bike become more comfortable. Or mean you can put your foot down comfortably. So the 10mm difference of the Wunderlich Seat Lowering Kit for the BMW R1200GS LC and Adventure could be really useful. Best of all – it only costs £15.
The Wunderlich Seat Lowering Kit is basically a set of replacement rubber grommets which can be fitted in place of the originals. That drops the seat height by 10mm. And if you want to return to the standard height, just take them out and put the original grommets back in.
A lower seat height can make longer trips more comfortable and reduce strain on your knees and hips. And obviously helps ensure your feet reach the ground easily, especially if you’re carrying a pillion and lots of luggage.
You can get a bigger difference by modifying the suspension or buying a replacement seat. But those are obviously fairly expensive and in some cases, semi-permanent solutions. Plus you’re not going to be able to carry the original parts with you on your bike, so you can’t make any adjustments away from home.
Fortunately the grommets can be fitted or swapped back out in seconds, and you don’t need any special tools or equipment.
And that’s it really, the Wunderlich Seat Lowering Kit for the BMW R1200GS LC and Adventure will give you a 10mm lower seat for £15, it’s easy to swap out again, and fits all BMW R1200GS liquid-cooled models from 2013-onwards, and BMW R1200 Adventure models from 2014-onwards.