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Just wanted to share that I'm no longer using the little G310R as my everyday bike. It's been replaced by a GSXR750. I know it sounds crazy because it's a heavier bike and there's the sitting position and it's not meant for that blablabla... but the emotions is stirs. Oh man. I can't... I love it. Been running this for a few months now and I long for it in the morning and after work before going home. Lol

Also with the mirrors folding in/no wide handlebars lane-splitting is as good as it gets (the GSXR ends up some 10 inches narrower). The G310R is good, but in extremely tight lanes the GSXR is just incredible.
 

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Well, have fun (sarcasm).
My GSXR750R is a garage ornament. If you're a young person, it's great.
I would never ride that bike again because there are better bikes with better ergo and real-world useful performance. You will learn it the hard way.
 

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Hey Fred, that's what it's all about, the feeling you get on a bike, good for you. 10 inches, are you sure? That's like almost half the width of the BMW. Anyway, best of luck with the gixxer, hope you still enjoy the R from time to time.
 

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710mm compared to 896mm, it's skinnier, but if you take into consideration your knees and elbows not by much, but maybe enough to make it feel more comfortable to lane filter.


Definitely out of range of car side mirrors though. Enjoy ;)
 

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The mirrors is always my widest point when lane splitting. That GSXR looks like it can squeeze through anything!
 

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Hi porth and Cees, interesting, around 7 inches then, instead of 10 like I thought. But it makes a difference like you said. The main thing is that it eliminates the maneuvering the handlebar around car mirrors to get to the front (I'm sure you know how it is), and that's great.
 

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Yes Fred, it's funny how one develops the skill to gauge whether or not a passage is wide enough depending on how the cars are positioned relative to each other, the height of their mirrors and so on. I find the toughest spot is frequently the very front one, because the two cars at the front of their lines/lanes are often right next to each other, whereas most others are 'staggered'. I have also found that, very often, cars will move aside just a bit when they notice I have too little space, very considerate.
 

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I've gone from a GSXR400 to a G310R and I found the transition very difficult in London traffic. Those mirrors are like batwings. The Suzuki was ace for filtering. Anyway I have put some Renthal bars on and chopped them back. Got some flush barends and short levers and now the bars at their widest are 68cm (down from 82cm). Still at the wrong height for optimum filtering but a lot better than it was. I just need to do something about the mirrors or abandon them completely.
 

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One of the advantages of a wide handlebar is that you have more ‘control’ in riding.
In my opinion you can steer easier because your ‘lever’ is bigger ( I don’t know if I use the right terms)
But having a ‘smaller’ bike in lane splitting in heavy traffic (standing still) give you more maneuverability.
I do not use my bike in city traffic or heavy traffic on motorways and that’s why I like the original handlebar.
 
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