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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Sat on a G310R

I went to a motorcycle show and didn't get around to posting about it until now. They only had the G310R and not the GS model which was a bit disappointing, but at least the R model will give me a general idea of how I'll fit on the GS.

As far as ergonomics go, my 5 foot 6 frame managed to balance on the balls of my feet comfortably and could probably flat foot it if the bike wasn't mounted onto those center racks with no give. It prevented the bike from sinking a bit under my weight. My knees fit perfectly against the tank grooves so nothing was poking me in odd places.

Managed to test out the rear passenger seat too and it feels fine, won't know how my butt will fair after a long ride but for a short time it felt fine. It should arrive around July or August of this year in Canada, maybe sooner if what the dealers are saying is true. As for the GS, they said some time around August or September. That means it'll arrive at the end of riding season so I probably won't get one until next spring or summer.
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 12:08 PM
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Sounds like we fit about the same on the bike. Now I wish there wasn't so much publicity about these bikes because I'm not sure if I can wait that long for my new ride.
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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 04:07 PM
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Glad to see that your experience is consistent with what these adv bikes are meant to accomplish, one being to fit shorter riders like yourself.
I remember the days when most good adv bikes were much higher up rendering it impossible for anyone under 5'10.

Have you tried any other bikes from BMW, G650 by any chance?
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Didn't really try other bikes in the BMW lineup aside from the larger GS models they had.

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Sounds like we fit about the same on the bike. Now I wish there wasn't so much publicity about these bikes because I'm not sure if I can wait that long for my new ride.
But if there weren't any publicity, we'd be getting extremely antsy with the lack of information like I am right now with the G310 GS. At least this way potential buyers have a chance to sit on them before putting in an order, or maybe even change the mind of people who were thinking of other brands and just happened to sit on the g310r.
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Great that you fit on there well, have you thought of giving the dealer a call to place an order ??
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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 03:30 PM
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I won't put a deposit down if the real ETA is next winter. By that time, the other bike on my radar might be available. The Husqvarna Svartpilen that uses the KTM motor.
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From what LiquidCool said, both G310 models will be on sale some time this year so you should be able to get what you want before next winter.
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That's gonna be a tough one.. Why do you want the G310 GS over the Husqvarna ?
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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JACoH is thinking of either getting the Husqvarna Svartpilen or the G310R, not the GS. down to what you need the bike for and what you want out of it. Ferrying around an extra person now and then? BMW is better, but the Husqvarna looks a bit more maneuverable with how tiny it is.
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I really like the avant garde looks of the Husqvarna, but the negative is the KTM engine. Even the KTM dealer told me it is really fiddly (overheating -control with super coolant, less than stellar fueling-fix with a $300 power commander, notchy shifting, expensive valve adjustments because of labor to get to them.
But, I don't mind fiddling too much, I am retired. I assume the BMW will be fiddle free, just ride it.
The G310GS might be too tall, don't know yet, but I would consider it too.
I never ride with a passenger, usually toss the rear pegs and bolt a small utility bag to the back of the seat.
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