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Hey 310ers just wondering if any of you ride longer highway rides? What speeds and how long. Just curious. I only ride mine on the highway. Thanks for any feedback.
 

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Hey 310ers just wondering if any of you ride longer highway rides? What speeds and how long. Just curious. I only ride mine on the highway. Thanks for any feedback.
Longest ride on the highway for me was about 2.5 hours 90W Seattle to Leavenworth. Speed limit was 70 MPH and I was doing about 75 on average. A lot of the first half of that ride is uphill, I was pushing it to about 90-95% of it's limit but it was doable.
 

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My opinion will not really help you.
In my case I stay away as far as possible from motorways / highways / autobahn.
I think this bike is made for the more beautiful and winding roads.
If I have to go far away and go on motorways (etc), I trailer the 310.
We use to travel a lot on motorbikes but they were big bikes (R80RT, R850 and R850RT and our last big bike, the F800ST)
Traveling with two for longer distances is not an option for us anymore.
Hope others can give you a better advice 😉
 

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Haha, 2.5 hours riding home from buying it. Average 60-70mph. Very stable and comfortable ride, other than being cold (I've since installed heated grips).
 

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I sent you a message Kingsar but just for recap. 7 to 9 hours per day of riding between 104kph and 130kph with no issues and traveled a total of 4650 miles give or take. Averaged about 400 miles a day. The only thing I changed after my adventure was I had the seat redone. If you look at the way the seat is molded it is contoured wrong. The back portion is not shaped like your butt it goes the wrong way so after re-sculpting and adding more and different padding and recovered it is now awesome for riding more than 5-6 hrs in a stretch.
 

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Thanks guys. I just wanted to hear that I wasn't the only 310er ripping kms or miles on the highway over 90 kms. Got 800 kms now, did my first service with BMW oil and filter and I mark my sight glass to ensure she isn't using oil and hasn't moved. The Akro pipe makes is seem faster and cooler!
 

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There is a great quote I wish I could remember exactly and who said it. Maybe Charles Kuralt something like, "Thanks to the Interstate highway system it is now possible to travel from one side of the country to the other and see nothing,.


Opinionated old man


Bob
 

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For me it depends on the speed of the highway.

I95 on the US east coast is a 80+ mph road just to stay alive in the right lane. NOT gonna happen.

Local byways/passes at 60-70 max are perfectly doable but at the limits of the bike for comfort and vibration.

I am finding ALL kinds of new shortcuts and backroads to get where I need to go. It's a nice new challenge to learn my area and find the hidden nice roads.

Downtown it is a hooligan beast. LOVE it.
 

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I had a long trip where I found that about 100kmh was more or less the good speed to stay at, wich is my 5 cents after 3400km on the saddle so far.
 

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I go around 55-60mph, with short runs up to about 75-80 when needed. At 55mph (90km/h), the bike just purrs. There are some scenic secondary highways around here that have a 90km/h limit, and the bike just eats them up. If I can drop the rpm by a few hundred in the future without paying too much of a price in acceleration, I'll definitely be shopping for a slightly longer gear ratio though.
 

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I go around 55-60mph, with short runs up to about 75-80 when needed. At 55mph (90km/h), the bike just purrs. There are some scenic secondary highways around here that have a 90km/h limit, and the bike just eats them up. If I can drop the rpm by a few hundred in the future without paying too much of a price in acceleration, I'll definitely be shopping for a slightly longer gear ratio though.
Where is here? And which model you riding GS or R?
125 on the highway seems to be a sweet spot for me.
 

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Where is here? And which model you riding GS or R?
125 on the highway seems to be a sweet spot for me.
Info updated, and I'm riding the R. I'm sure the bike can handle 125km/h on the highway, but I can't bring myself to run the little 313cc single at 80% of max engine speed for hours on end!

That said, the limit was bumped up on some major BC highways to 120km/h a few years ago, so if I ever find myself on one of them I'll have no real choice but to run the bike a little harder than I like.
 

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Hi guys,


sorry to hijack this thread but I have a question regarding motorways on the G310R


I currently drive a scooter (Honda PCX 125) and don't do any highways to work (I can, but it's really not safe on this thing :D )
I have an alternate road which takes to me through many villages but also many curves. It really is a fun road to drive. But it takes me about 1 hour depending on traffic to go from home to work.


But the PCX falls short when overtaking cars (it just takes too long and it's difficult to avoid traffic on the other lane, I think the G310R will do better there)


In the morning I totally have no issue with the time... it's only in the evening when I drive home that I could be home in half an hour via the highway and spend extra time with my son.


Highway traffic in my work area is mostly congested so I think I'll drive between lanes at 35mph tops. But the last 10 miles mostly are clear so I can drive up to 75mph.Is this doable on the G310R ? How is stability at those speeds? The bike only weighs 20kg more than my scooter and wheelbase is 1 inch extra... and my scooter doesn't feel safe above 55... it gets wobbly and unstable (especially when there is extra wind)


thanks!


Tom
 

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Your scooter has small diameter front and rear wheels and so the stability is a lot worse than the G310. Also the seating affects the stability and feel as well. You will be far more stable on the GS310. I have run mine at just over 96 mph with it fully loaded on my cross country trip I made earlier this year. It will handle most everything you can throw at it and it will ask for more. Above 65mph passing is a little slow but if you kick it down into 5th you can overtake other vehicles pretty well. 4th gear can get you to 75 mph pushing it hard but easily doable. The torque and power band really start to show at 7-9k rpms. I have hit the red line more times than I can count except of course in 6th which I have yet to hit.
 
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