I am considering the purchase of a 19" Element 50 and was checking out the geometry of the bike in the 04 brochure. I noticed that the standover height is higher this year that last year even though RM quotes and improved standover height over 2003 models.

Standover 2004: 799 mm
Standover 2003: 786 mm

I don't get it, seems to me the standover is higher by 13 mm this year. This is supposed to be an improvement! Personnaly I would like to have more standover not less.