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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-2017, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from the Netherlands, just ordered a Statoblue little R today, so time to enlist here as well.

I already have a small Bimmer (120i) and a big boxer Beemer (R1200RS), and next week will have a G310R as well. For commuting and driving around in the city (Eindhoven) I was looking for a smaller and lighter bike, so ended up with an R. Read and watched a lot of reviews and was convinced about the qualities of the G310R, so today did a nice test drive and made a good deal with the local BMW dealer. They had a couple of R's pre-registered and were selling these with a nice discount, but with full factory warranty. Also bought the high seat (I'm 193 cm / 6'4" tall, but fit nicely on the R) and a BMW soft bag, to store my laptop and raingear, and in week the R will be delivered here!

Looking forward to sharing information and experiences here on the forum.

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Congrats dutchmen
Enjoy it sorry for the salt on the roads this week
Hope next week its rains a lot so the salt is wash away from the streets
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Congrats dutchmen
Enjoy it sorry for the salt on the roads this week
Hope next week its rains a lot so the salt is wash away from the streets
Bedankt The dealer promised to put rust protection spray on the bike, so hopefully that will be enough. Last year was good riding weather until January, hope for a mild winter again this year!

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Gaucho,
welcome on board of this forum
Hope you will find a lot of usefull information and enjoy the forum AND riding your beamer as much as I do.
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Welcome Goucho,

I also have a R200R and can attest what a great companion machine the 310 makes to the boxer.
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My blue R was delivered this morning now hope for some nice autumn weather over the next couple of days and get some time on it!

I've added some pictures in my Garage.

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Finally able to ride again last weekend, temperatures were in double digits (Celsius), so tripled the KM on the bike. Before hibernation I was only able or willing to do less than 100 KM, but now up to 300 almost. Really love the agility and handling of this bike, ideal for riding around the small country roads here in the area! Still taking it easy on the engine because it is quite new, but really enjoying the pace so far, even when I'm only going up to 6000 - 7000 rpm now.

Found out you can really easy "quick shift" on this bike, so not using the clutch on upshifts. Saw it some time ago on a YouTube review and tried it, and it's really easy! Just close the throttle for an instance and at the same time shift up, so smooth and so quick, really great. Next step is of course to try downshift without clutch, with rev matching, as well. But I'm a bit careful with the little R for now, maybe after some more time together...

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