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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-09-2019, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from the Uk

Hi guys at 47 ive just purchased my first bike a G310r from the great guys at The Bike shack Torbay. Up until October ive never ridden before and passed my full test. I wanted something small and light to learn on and having sat on a multitude of different bikes the 310 was the only one that felt right.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-09-2019, 07:08 PM
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Welcome to the forum, the 310 is a great entry bike, and so much more.

Make sure you spend plenty of time in empty parking lots, practicing slow maneuvers, tight turns, stop and go, and emergency braking.
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Hi and welcome from the US. I'm in about the same boat as you - 52 and the G310R is the first bike I've owned. No complaints so far. Ride safe.
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Welcome from San Antonio, Texas, USA (at least I believe it's still in the US). I'm a little farther up the road than you (sneaking up on 75 in a few months) and I bought my 310R about a year and a half ago (it's something like my 15th or 16th bike). It's been one of my best purchases in a long time. I like that it's small and light which helps when one reaches my age. It's still responsive and comfortable and sips fuel, and it's a hoot to fling through the curves. Enjoy and ride safely.
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The 310GS is my 3rd motorcycle, the smallest I've owned, and so far my favorite. There's something to be said about a light, nimble bike that's easy on fuel and capable of highway speeds.

My advice: practice, practice, practice! You're statistically most likely to be hurt in your first 6 months of riding. Don't take unnecessary risks, and ride like no one sees you. Be safe, and most of all, have fun!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-25-2019, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your comments guys, Im not a speed demon and would rather ride safe and slow than fast and crazy. Courses in the pipeline. Was thinking that it might be too small an engine, but it has enough power and maneuverabiilty for my needs ( and age), feels much better to handle than the 600 I was riding for my test and training.

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Thanks for all your comments guys, Im not a speed demon and would rather ride safe and slow than fast and crazy. Courses in the pipeline. Was thinking that it might be too small an engine, but it has enough power and maneuverabiilty for my needs ( and age), feels much better to handle than the 600 I was riding for my test and training.

Plenty power; the output, in bhp, is almost identical to a 350 Manx Norton which was the staple of British racing when last you could buy a proper racing fourstroke as opposed to a modified road bike.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 12:02 PM
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Jayt,
welcome to this wonderful forum.
Hope you will enjoy all our interesting threads..

Can you add the part of England were you are from (add this to this / another thread)
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2020, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, in reply Im from Gillingham, Dorset!!!
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