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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-19-2017, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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1st test ride pics

Walzed into the dealer and asked about when the 310 GS will be available. The dealer points behind me, and there on the floor was their demo bike freshly unboxed and registered.




My biggest concern was that it may be too tall for me, I know the 1200GS certainly is, however was pleasantly surprised to find that I can practically flat foot on it.

Can I take it for for a ride?
Sure, take your time

The ergonomics are great if you can swing you leg over the seat and not dislocate your hip. Out on the road, the only appreciable difference is that the turn in is a whisker slower, which matches the more relaxed riding position over the R. Otherwise the handling was as sure footed as the R with good grip from the Metzler Tourance tyres. The little screen does take the wind off your chest and still leaves a smooth airflow to the helmet.





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Walzed into the dealer and asked about when the 310 GS will be available. The dealer points behind me, and there on the floor was their demo bike freshly unboxed and registered.




My biggest concern was that it may be too tall for me, I know the 1200GS certainly is, however was pleasantly surprised to find that I can practically flat foot on it.

Can I take it for for a ride?
Sure, take your time

The ergonomics are great if you can swing you leg over the seat and not dislocate your hip. Out on the road, the only appreciable difference is that the turn in is a whisker slower, which matches the more relaxed riding position over the R. Otherwise the handling was as sure footed as the R with good grip from the Metzler Tourance tyres. The little screen does take the wind off your chest and still leaves a smooth airflow to the helmet.





What is your height sir? Eagerly waiting for this bike here in the Philippines
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G310 GS 1st test ride pics

I'm 5'9" without boots.


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i am jealous..... look at the clear blue sky at the lake and mountains and..
i want to immigrate please!

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So I bought one

Guess this was destined to only end up one way.. Approaching 9000k's on the G310R I really warmed to the more relaxed posture of the GS.

Picked this baby up today.


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Nice, placed a deposit last Monday... local dealer (Philippines) still no definite answer on when the units will arrive. Ordered the same color. Keep them posts coming, eager to learn a lot about the bike before mine arrives. Thanks!
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did you trade in the g310r ?
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By the way, any plans to buy the top box from bmw? Or givi? Shad?
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Congrats
Nice area you live enjoy it
Got the first miles on the bike hope make some more before winter comes in
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did you trade in the g310r ?
No, so am a glutton for fun at the moment..

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