Just wanted to share my thoughts and opinions on the G310R, hopeful it can be helpful to others.
-RAM mount for phone
-SW-Motech Drybag 180
Electrical wire heat shrinks – poorly sleaved
-Weak headlight bulb
Foot peg plate - rough/soft cast alloy
Foot pegs / brake pedal / gear shifter
Hex screws instead of Torx screws (like every other BMW)
-Slightly short 1st and 2nd gear
Stability in cross winds
Such a fun little bike to ride.
Really had a hard time picking out the bad parts about it. Most of the dislikes I have stated are just cost saving exercises from BMW. Nothing a bit of modification won’t fix.
My biggest praise for the bike is how light it is and yet it is so stable in cross wind situations. Even without a windscreen, the way it is setup is enough to provide a comfortable and rewarding ride in the twisty or freeway stretches.
-The engine is vibey, especially between 6-7k RPM, but it gets better the more I ride it. I have added a side tank grip pad and it has surprisingly helped with the vibes you get on the legs. Would recommend to anyone who is looking at reducing the vibes. Handle bar vibes are barely noticeable
-The engine doesn’t like to be lugged
-gotten the false neutral or ‘-‘ a few times. Only happened when I didn’t do a full shift. It also happened a few times at a standstill, just had to release the clutch a bit for the gears to engage and change. After the 1st oil change the gearbox hasn’t had any issues or sticky gears
-1st and 2nd is a bit short, found myself hitting the rev limiter in 2nd a few times.
-neutral is pretty easy to find, no complaints
-for overtaking on the freeways, 5th gear can get up to 130kmph
- I have set the rear preload to the 2nd click. I think maybe 1 more click will be perfect for my weight.
-no complaints about the front or rear suspension. Its on the hard side but still very plush for my local roads
-took a bit for the brakes to bed in, but they definitely work well
-the rear brake pedal is set a bit low, but for good reason!
-the stock exhaust was ok, but after getting the akro installed the bike has gotten even more fun to ride. Sound like a little dirt bike now.
-Changed the stock head lights to the OSRAM H4 night racer bulb. The stock one wasn’t bright enough.
-I set my tyre pressure to 225front 245rear. The bike feels more agile with a higher rear tyre pressure.
-good switches, mirrors, shifters.
-I don’t like the foot pegs they put on the bike. Nothing wrong with them but it’s a personal preference. I will be looking at replacing them in the future
-the paint used on the handle bars, silver parts, isn’t the same as BMWs other bikes
-very comfortable seat, have done a few days trips and no aches.
-love the little notch/back rest they moulded into the seat
-fuel light comes on when I have 2 bars left. But when I go to fill up it only takes 7L. Dunno if this is a con or pro
Thank you for reading