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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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New G310R driver in Belgium

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born in 1960 in Brussels and riding motorbikes (on the road) since 1978. The G310R is my 12th BMW. Just swapped my F800ST for the G. Travelled a lot on the BMW's in the 70ties and 80ties. Turkey, Syria, Jordania, Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Norkapp (twice)... but the last years I ride +- 3.000 km/year. (company E-bike)


Had my first 'long' ride (180 km) into the Ardennes and I love it. With a lot of small roads and over 90° turns most of the other drivers lost contact with the G


Ok, I have a lot of expercience and 15 years of trial/enduro competion but it is the bike and the weight that makes the difference for me.


Great fun for me



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 12:42 PM
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Congrats & welcome to the forum @Kries ! 👍
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 09:09 PM
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Welcome Kries. My 2018 G310R is a replacement for my venerable '93 K75S. The K bike was an excellent machine but it became too heavy as I grew older (now 73) and I decided it was time to trade it for something lighter and more nimble - a baby BMW.
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Welcome Kries, same age as you. Sounds like you have also discovered we don't need a lot of cubic cc's and mass to have fun.

2018 G 310 R, 2016 C 650 Sport and 1976 (!) Yamaha XS650
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thx.


We have always tried to get a good balance between weight/power and the use of the bike.
When the fantastic K1100RS was to used to travel I refused to accept a nice offer from the dealer. They wanted me to buy a K1200RS and it was far to heavy for us (in the '90ies)
So we went back to the bixers with a R1100RS.


As I changed work a few years ago I was looking for a lighter bike. Ninja 300 or 400, CBR250R but the testride with the G310R convinced me to buy another (used) BMW.


Be carefull and have a save trip
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Welcome to the forum! Why not take a ride down to Cape Town, South Africa
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Welcome to the forum! Why not take a ride down to Cape Town, South Africa

My friend did this twice with his Yam 500XT. From Holland to S-A & back. £After this he did Patagonia to Alaska & back and is now living in Brazil (Bombinhas).


If I had the time...
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