#8 Triumph Bonneville

2014 Triumph Bonneville

Okay, this is a wild card for this list for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it’s more of a standard than a cruiser; that much is obvious. And it only boasts 78 degrees of knee bend, by far the harshest angle on this list. But the Bonneville qualifies because its long, flat 29.1-inch seat should allow taller riders to perch themselves farther back in the saddle, keeping their legs straight underneath and arms extended to the handlebar.

Furthermore, the all-around solid performance of the Modern Classic line, including the Bonneville/T100, Scrambler and Thruxton, rarely disappoints. We’d wager any of these motorcycles save the Thruxton would be a fine choice for a tall rider, particularly the rugged Scrambler and its 32.5-inch seat.