I was hugely surprised when I first slung a leg over my 650, the seat was lower than my 85 XR350!! Is this thing lowered somehow? Owner didn't (2nd) didn't know anything about it. The top of the forks comes pretty much flush with the triple clamp so I don't think they've been raised. Don't see a lowering link but could be missing something. Tried to look up the relative seat heights but couldn't find anything for the 350. The 350's seat is MUCH thicker, and I got new foam and cover this winter. MIGHT be the 'tall' seat option as foam is hard to find for those old bikes. I'm on my tippy toes on the 350 (5'9" w/30" inseam). SEat is easily 2-3" lower on the 650. I"m not complaining! Made the decision much easier as it didn't feel nearly as intimidating as I'd expected.