Taller intermediate riders are often kind of stuck with few choices. The weight of a BMW1200GS can be intimidating. The Multistrada 1260 and BMW S1000XR are wads of horsepower with twitchy front ends that experienced riders love but can get spooky or just plain tiresome to manage. The Multistrada 950 uses the firm frame of the Multistrada enduro hence the seat height.. The 19inch front wheel, the same size as a BMW 1200GS means handing is smoother with more rubber up front to lean on. There a lot about this bike that pro riders love and less experienced riders will feel more comfortable with.We think it's a perfect rental bike because it's just fun.