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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-07-2018, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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The need of G310R

Just over a year ago, I enrolled on our local Riding School. Forced me an alternative on commuting for my gas guzzling car and to avoid sitting into traffic for hours. Right after I got my cert and license, I purchased a G310R. It was a meh kind of thing when I got it. I have a few gripes and complaints with it and I really felt I outgrew the bike after 6 months of riding. Then I thought; I should buy an RnineT; at first, the riding position was a little awkward since I have to lean forward a bit too much on my liking. I'm only 5'5" with 29" inseam so I fixed that issue with a Riser so the ride position is much more like a standard bike. I loved it and ended using it more often than my G310R. But as a commuter; it has its downsides. You could still get stuck into traffic and could not filter where G310R could, the worst part is; engine heat creeps up on me. One time; the traffic was so bad, my engine Temp reached 150įC had to pull over to the side and let it cool down for an hour. Right then it hit me; maybe oil cooled engines isn't ideal for commuting especially on heavy traffic.

I am so desperate to be cool and want to look badass while avoiding traffic at the same time. So I bought an R1200R which was delivered just last week.

Right off the bat, it was the heaviest bike I owned to date. Dealer have no stock when I ordered it, got no chance to test fit or feel the weight of it. White Paper says 218kg on Standard Model, 232kg Fully Fueled and Road Ready. I ordered with all the bells and whistle on it. It really felt the weight was much much more than the advertised 232kg, seat height was 790mm with its stock seat like the G310R but wider. I could only tip toeing the bike on both feet at best. Right then I knew, with my current skills on heavy bikes, there will be no filtering on this.

Almost drop the bike when I tested it during slow maneuvers in our garage. I could really feel the weight of it just by standing still and with a bit of lean angle, this is no good on gridlocks.

Then I realized, the best urban commuter is still the G310R. Appreciated it more than before even with its clunky and shortly geared gearbox, no frills but lightweight and very maneuverable bike. I'm really happy I have one and glad it was my first bike. I could come home less stressful and with a smile left on my face even with a bad traffic.
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I don't know how you even got on those other 2 bikes. I am maybe 1/2" taller with a 1" shorter inseam and would never even considered any of those 2 other bikes, especially for commuting. I would have looked at
Kawasaki 400 Ninja (600 max) or KTM RC390 or Duke390 which are all badass for commuters and quite quick and maneuverable enough.


Yahmaha R3 or MT07 even?
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I will be buying a NineT Pure within a year. The G310 certainly has it's place but I want range and highway speed without re-designing the bike. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the GR, but only for the city. For long trips something else is necessary.

As for maneuverability and weight, that is just practice with balance and the clutch. Look at what a R1200RT can do in experienced hands with the motorcycle gymkhana. Or search Honda Goldwing Tail Of The Dragon.
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My apologies to mods for posting on the wrong Topic. Been a while posting here. Forgot there is a GS now.

Ended getting an R9T because of our Limited Access Highway Act that restricts motorcycle below 400cc displacement to use our expressways. Got the bike last year when Ninja 400 was only being announced.

And besides those bike would not be legal on our expressways, manufacturer engine displacement is printed on our registration papers. I don’t think rounding-off displacement to its nearest integer is legal even if its a 399.9 cc.

At the time I’ve never seen any Yamaha models to my liking. But they have my attention when they announced Niken.

Get an R9T. It’s a beautiful looking bike. Very satisfying to ride, and its a head turner too.

Only been riding for over a year, I should polish my riding techniques more on heavy bikes. I am more careful when riding the R9T though. Dropping it could mean shelling a serious dough $$$$. Ł

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I don't know how you even got on those other 2 bikes. I am maybe 1/2" taller with a 1" shorter inseam and would never even considered any of those 2 other bikes, especially for commuting.
Low Seat Option which brings the bike down to 760mm.

You can request dealer for a low seat installed to avoid paying for it after.
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My apologies to mods for posting on the wrong Topic. Been a while posting here. Forgot there is a GS now.

Ended getting an R9T because of our Limited Access Highway Act that restricts motorcycle below 400cc displacement to use our expressways. Got the bike last year when Ninja 400 was only being announced.

And besides those bike would not be legal on our expressways, manufacturer engine displacement is printed on our registration papers. I donít think rounding-off displacement to its nearest integer is legal even if its a 399.9 cc.

At the time Iíve never seen any Yamaha models to my liking. But they have my attention when they announced Niken.

Get an R9T. Itís a beautiful looking bike. Very satisfying to ride, and its a head turner too.

Only been riding for over a year, I should polish my riding techniques more on heavy bikes. I am more careful when riding the R9T though. Dropping it could mean shelling a serious dough $$$$. Ł

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Hi Nhoy,


What is the speed limit on the expressway?


Did you get a chance to see if the front fender from the R9T fits on the GR?
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