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Hi everyone,

New member here from lovely Scotland,UK. Currently riding around on a Honda MSX 125 and now starting to look for a garage mate for it. Love the look of both the 310R and GS, however the GS sounds like it will suit my needs most. So just joining up to keep up to date with news on these two lovely new bikes!
 

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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you plan to have the Honda MSX 125 as your daily ride and the GS your weekend adventure bike. BMW seems to have it the nail on the head with the new 310R lineup. I'm excited to see one day test ride bot the R and GS.
 

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Yea the MSX will continue to be used for most of the commuting and riding around the city. The GS for going further afield with.
I noticed that my closest BMW dealer now has the prices up for both the R and the GS. Gotta say I was pleasantly surprised that the GS bade didn't add much more on!
 

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Your local dealer has the G310 GS model price already? It's not even on the BMW site yet. How much is the GS MSRP? I'm looking forward to the GS model too.
 

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That's actually very affordable for an adventure bike even if it is only 313cc and ABS comes standard. I'm looking forward to ride reviews from the UK once the G 310 GS goes on sale.
 

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I'd really like to see some side by side testing of the two. Test ridden by the same rider so you can get an accurate comparison
 

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If my dealer has both, I plan on taking both for a test ride. I'd rather have the GS as it is more suited to what I want from another bike. However the slightly higher seat might be too much for me, depending on the weight distribution. So I'll report back when I can :)
 

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They have a low seat available for the GS model and it has a seat height of 820mm. I assume with anyone's body weight added, that would sink down a bit too. Seems like more people are interested in the GS model here than the R. But who can blame us, the adventure segment has been gaining in popularity recently.
 

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I think I do remember a time when the GS hype was building completely and the whole recent discussions list was filled with GS threads lol. I was gonna ask if we should change the site name haha
 

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They have a low seat available for the GS model and it has a seat height of 820mm. I assume with anyone's body weight added, that would sink down a bit too. Seems like more people are interested in the GS model here than the R. But who can blame us, the adventure segment has been gaining in popularity recently.
It's still a bit early in the process to so give it some time and the divide between who wants what should be more clear and be more defined, for now it's going to be spotty. New forums like this aren't always a good indication.
 

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They have a low seat available for the GS model and it has a seat height of 820mm. I assume with anyone's body weight added, that would sink down a bit too. Seems like more people are interested in the GS model here than the R. But who can blame us, the adventure segment has been gaining in popularity recently.
So long as I can get the ball of one foot down comfortably I'll be fine. Can't even flat foot the MSX ;-)

If I didn't have the MSX I would probably go for the R. But as it stands I want a bike with decent ground clearance for going down some tracks, able to fit luggage on with no issues and a decent screen for some touring. The GS fits that better than the R
The MSX will remain my toy, and for commuting/messing around locally on. :)
 

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It gets even better when you can slightly lean to a side when stopped by a few degree's which for some short riders i know helps a lot to stop comfortably. Being one of the lighter bikes you can own its practical to do that here.
 

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So long as I can get the ball of one foot down comfortably I'll be fine. Can't even flat foot the MSX ;-)
Are you talking about the Honda MSX? Never really sat on one but they generally have a small inseam don't they? I'm sure you'll be fine on the GS.
 

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Yea, putting both feet down at the same time I can olny just get both balls of my feet on the ground on the Honda MSX:)
because it weights pretty much nothing it is easy to keep upright at a stop however.
 

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The Grom seat height is 30.1 inches and the G 310 GS seat height is 32.9 inches, so almost 3 inch difference. I think the lower seat is 32.3 inches. Think that'll work for you? I may have to look into riding boots with a bit of heel too.
 

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The Grom seat height is 30.1 inches and the G 310 GS seat height is 32.9 inches, so almost 3 inch difference. I think the lower seat is 32.3 inches. Think that'll work for you? I may have to look into riding boots with a bit of heel too.
I've had a sit on a MT-09 with nearly a full tank of fuel and it felt manageable. Apparently it's seat height is 32.2. Weight wise, it was mostly low down and close to me, which is what I need. I feel much more unsure of a bike when the weight is further forward, or higher up. I've been learning on an SV650 and really dislike the weight balance of it, despite it being a lowered one.


Only 2 months or so hopefully until I can actually sit on a little GS and see :D
 

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If you're able to sit on a G310GS in two months, then reviews should start pouring in this month form motorcycle publications. That's what I'll look forward to before your ride review. Always better to get an unbiased opinion from an owner.
 
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