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Hi everyone!

I'm a new user to this community..:smile2:

I'm looking for a starter bike, but couldn't help notice the BMW G310R in the future model posting! :grin2:

The colors and the sleek design to the bike with a touch of the gold color too! Looks awesome, doesn't it?

Would you recommend this bike for a new rider? :surprise:
 

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The g310r would definitely make a great starter bike. It's a sub-500cc bike so you won't be overwhelmed with a lot of power and it's supposed to be easy to handle.

BMW is trying to hit a large range of riders so they emphasized the fact that it's easy to ride and the handling is neutral. Also, the seat is low so you should be able to easily flat foot on the bike for balance. Great ergonomics for first time riders.
 

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Thanks EvryDayRide!

Are you a current owner of the BMW series?

I think that's what caught my attention too regarding the great ergonomics. It sounds great for a daily ride bike as well.
I hear it was light in weight which is awesome! As some of the other bikes I tried was a bit on the heavier side.

I can't wait to check out the g310r in person!
 

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You'll have to wait until the end of this year since it's slated to arrive at dealerships in Q4 2016. Any other bikes you're interested in?
 

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The g310r would definitely make a great starter bike. It's a sub-500cc bike so you won't be overwhelmed with a lot of power and it's supposed to be easy to handle.

BMW is trying to hit a large range of riders so they emphasized the fact that it's easy to ride and the handling is neutral. Also, the seat is low so you should be able to easily flat foot on the bike for balance. Great ergonomics for first time riders.
On the flipside, are tall riders going to be uncomfortable? Will their knees be folded up by their ears?
 

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lol

On the flipside, are tall riders going to be uncomfortable? Will their knees be folded up by their ears?
I'm like imagining that right now and it looks weird... :grin2:

The heights can't be adjusted?
 

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Thanks

You can probably get custom seats to adjust the ride height slightly but if you don't fit, you don't fit. You can check your ride height compatibility here: BMW Motorrad : Seat height configurator

I don't think the g310r is on the list yet but once it goes on sale, you can probably find it there.
I guess that means it'll be hard to share bikes with a 5'4 vs 6'2 in height...:surprise:
 

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I'm 6'1" so I bet that I'm about at the tallest you'd want to be to ride while still being comfortable. 6'2" or 6'3" might be too tall. What do you guys think?
 

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I'm 6'1" so I bet that I'm about at the tallest you'd want to be to ride while still being comfortable. 6'2" or 6'3" might be too tall. What do you guys think?
For bikes in general, that's a good overall number but when you get into specific bikes it's almost a case by case thing where you have to sit on it yourself. 5'10- your height is apparently an ideal range.
 

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BMW is a German company so their bikes are geared more towards the taller people. Not sure if a 5 foot 4 person would be able to comfortably ride the g310r but as with all bike purchases, you're going to sit on it first before buying.
 

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Indeed.

Being around that height you really have to put comfort at the top of your list since at that point its what can really impact your buying decisions, leaving you with fewer options. In a way its a good thing since some people with a lot of options have a hard time choosing, when you only have some, its easier.
 

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BMW is a German company so their bikes are geared more towards the taller people. Not sure if a 5 foot 4 person would be able to comfortably ride the g310r but as with all bike purchases, you're going to sit on it first before buying.
I didn't know about that. Good to know!

But yeah I'll definitely have to sit on it and check out the bike in person.

The seat heights can't be adjusted? or it's just the way it's made to gear taller people?
 

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Indeed.

Being around that height you really have to put comfort at the top of your list since at that point its what can really impact your buying decisions, leaving you with fewer options. In a way its a good thing since some people with a lot of options have a hard time choosing, when you only have some, its easier.
Yeah that's true, but sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on the nicer bikes. Then again, it's good to have few options to choose from, unless it's neck to neck and we can't decide... which sucks.
 

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By contrast, I assume the Asian brands are making bikes that are more comfortable for generally shorter people.
Do you think that's the case?

Come to think of it... most of my friends are riders of the asian brands...
 

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More than likely to be a hybrid of the markets they dominate since that's what really matters and with that said, factoring in americans is a big portion of it. Most average sized americans I know that have tried these bikes had no problems. Plus Japanese bike brands just about dominate the market, just look at what you see most of out there.
 
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