Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
You have at least a $1,000+ in mods. Maybe you should consider a Kawasaki 300 or 400 Ninja first, they have a relaxed riding position.
I understand the reach problem which is why I will probably never have a 600 or higher as I am pressed against the gas tank just to reach the handles. Pulling handles back would make it un-rideable.
Another problem you may run into is the helmet. You need a sport helmet designed for a forward riding position so you have more vertical view. Helmet needs to be real snug so it does not slide (rotate) forward and obstruct your vertical view. Nothing worse than having to constantly push the chin up of the helmet while trying to drive.
If there is a Hyosung dealer near you, try sitting on the GD250R or N and see hoe it feels. It should be almost half the price of a new 310R and for a first bike you can't beat it. Not as powerful as 310 34hp vs 28hp but power delivery is very linear so it won't pull away from you and is very forgiving and handles as well as the RC390.
I am going to assume you don't weigh much so dealer will need to adjust sag which may help also. Basically the rear spring will be adjusted with almost no preload. Unfortunately there is no adjustment on the front forks unless you replace the cartridges.
2018 BMW G310GS White
2017 Hyosung GD250R Black/Gray
2016 KTM RC390
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 SE (sold)
2008 Hyosung GT250R (crashed)
199x Kawasaki Ninja 250 (engine failure)
Last edited by Cees Klumper; 06-20-2019 at 09:47 AM.