Hello All, I am brazilian, 1.72m tall, mining engineer, university professor, musician, 57 years old, married, two kids and a motorcycle enthusiast. I had a CB 400 when I was young and am currently very interested in purchasing a big trail. Once I take the decision, I will attend some recycling courses on driving a motorbike, in particular the big ones. Triumph offers these courses at various levels in Brazil. I am here to exchange experience with the other members of the site on related matters. I have been to Australia a couple of times and love the country! All the best to you all, Cheers, Beck PS. My height will drive many of my initial interest on the bike to select since I don't consider it safe not to be able of confortably reaching the ground with the feet while on top of the machine. I've already checked the height of both the Triumph Tiger 800 XRx and the Tiger Explorer 1200 XR and I fit well in both of them when the stock seat is in the lowest position (actually even better in the 1200 because it is thinner). I wonder if the BMW GS 1200 Adventure with the lower seat option jeopardizes the confort.