New G310R owner says 'Hi' from Norfolk, UK
Greetings to one and all.
I have just bought an ex-demonstrator G310R from my local dealer, Lind Motorrad of Norwich, here in Norfolk, UK.
I already have a 2015 BMW R1200RT LC but it's not the most convenient bike for local 'hopping and popping', so I thought the baby G310R, 100Kgs lighter, might be just the thing. Took one for a test ride and thought it was a blast and here we are!
Already looking to get a centre stand from SW-Motech, although I understand from Lind that Motorrad is about to offer one. Knowing BMW it will be very expensive. Cannot understand why manufacturers have stopped fitting centre stands as standard. Well, I can, really: to save money. But a road bike without a centre stand, especially a chain-driven bike whose chain needs regular cleaning, checking and adjustment?
Haven't had a chain bike since about 1980, when I sold my Honda CB250N Superdream and bought a Honda CX500. Why aren't there more mid-range shafties about? Cost again, I suppose.
Anyway, I look forward to finding out more about this great little bike and to hearing of your experiences and sharing mine.
Ride safely and have fun.