I had an R69US, then nothing, then an F650CS, which a guy crashed for me while I was on it last year, now I have a K75RT. I'm cruising now, but my old ghost pony is calling me, I can't figure out if I have a brain tumor. Hint: I had the F650CS for ten years. Now in Maine either you go around the suburbs of Portland for an hour or two, or you go to Bangor, which involves I-95 at least one-way because you don't have all day to go 130 miles one way. I watched the Russian cops roadtesting this G310R and they seem to have a lot of fun, but they were just driving around suburbs, stopping at a lot of lights.
I started comparing, the KTM 390, the V-strom 650 (this is all on-line), and I ended up back here. My dealer, whom I've known 35 years, said to me the other month, "It's just too much," when I said something about the K75 having more cylinders, more pieces, more weight. Well, now I remember how I got the F650CS, basically a leap of whimsy which came together exactly as wished-upon-a-star, so I couldn't really say "no". Also come to think of it, that's how I got the K75, like, the guy who sold it to me announced the morning I got crashed he was selling it, so one of the first lucid thoughts I had thereafter was that this was the reason the other guy had cut me off and near tore my head off. As they say in Maine. So now, the G310R coming along might look like a test-version of a third revelation. So I guess I'd better wait and see. But it doesn't hurt, maybe it helps, to review things, which is what I'm doing here. I forgot to add the guy selling the K75, aside from having military lineage, not that I can see the relevance of that, asked almost exactly what the collision insurance paid me, and I didn't even realize I had collision coverage all these years. But another club member said the K75 could have cost me what the G310R, as it turns out (no way he would have known that nor cared), costs new. One thing: it's nice to buy new or low-mileage, single-owner, owned by a retired FBI agent who never went over 55 most likely.