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Hi folks. I'm brand new to this forum. My dealer (Vines) has invited me to a test ride on Tuesday 18 April (just after Easter) having put a deposit down for a G310R earlier in the year. Fingers crossed it will be there, as I've been hunting for an actual launch date in the UK for a while.
 

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Welcome to the forum! I'm guessing the test G310R will be shipped to your dealer by Sunday if you can test ride it after the Eater holiday. Did Vines give you a delivery date for your bike?
 

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I put down a deposit for G310r last July 2016 and finally saw my bike at my dealer on Saturday 7th April also waiting to test ride on 18 April which is UK launch date. The dealer confirmed the bike will be ready and I can ride away on the day been a very long wait but after seeing it at the dealer in the white super sport colour well smitten with it!! Hopefully the bikes will be available outside Europe very soon because they look Brillant for the price!!
 

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Welcome to the forums. Really interested to hear your impressions when you get on that test ride. Remember to take lots of photos!!
 

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Big smile on face!
The test drive happened yesterday, on the official UK launch date. The bike is dwarfed when next to a 1200cc GS! It is a very agile and compact machine. All the controls are easy to operate and the engine is willing. It looks like everything is easy to get to in terms of maintenance. I'm taking delivery of my bike on Friday of this week. I've got to say that the 'Launch' was very understated! Pix will follow.
 

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Nice! Looking forward to hearing a full report with pictures. I'm just going to contact my local dealers and see about a test ride on Saturday. Does it have the wonky indicators on each side of the bars like other BMWs?
 

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Nice, were you able to get up to freeway speeds to feel what it was like? How was the vibrations? I have so many questions to plague you with haha
 

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Definitely still getting yours Blake? If you are, check the bolts for the handlebar clamps... Two separate dealers (Edinburgh and Dundee) have told me they are awaiting replacement bolts before i can take one out on a test ride. Apparently wait time is 4-8weeks.
 

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Call me cynical, but I could understand if it was a two month wait to source a more obscure component such as a replacement BMW handlebar or clamp assembly, but sure not for something as simple as a bag of Allen-headed bolts?
 

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Not sure, they have been told to replace them from HQ. The guy at Dundee said he took it around the block and it felt ok, but I guess something has happened and they are not allowing test rides until they are replaced.

Rather hoping Blake knows more...
 

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That definitely sounds like what is going on! I should have looked at the bars on the one i got to sit on today... (It was in their workshop rather than the showroom, so felt weird taking any pictures of it!)
 

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I think we can lay this bolt FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) to rest now. Someone in the UK bought one and took it home already.
 

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There is nothing uncertain about it. According to snap happys link, and various others. 99 bikes were recalled in Germany. At least some of them had been with their owners for a day or two, before they got the immediate recall notice.
Apparently screws on handlebar? clamps must be changed and the front brake calliper screws be checked.
 
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