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After over 50 years of riding. First on dirt bikes in the California desert then a long brake to raise a family I have had a couple of long term road bikes (66 Trumph 500 and 02 Ducati Monster 620) the time has come to get a smaller lighter bike. For a long time I have been interested in small singles and the G 310 seems like the perfect answer. Light, ad aqua teen power for my needs (around town and back road rides). I build a little Honda 100 after I sold the Monster but it wasn't enough bike for my needs. Plan to get mine in the Spring when we return from our winter home.
 

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I took a year off after selling the monster with a non riding related tendon injury. In that time I did the Honda. Rode it some last season. The g310r will be my passport to longer rides again. Looking forward to the light weight and good power. I have considered the ktm duke390 because I liked the power to weight ratio but just can't get past the insect like looks and don't want to begin on another modification excursion
 

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That monster looks mighty fine. Welcome to the forums as well. The G310 looks to have a nice riding ergonomic with some good suspension travel, for the longer rides you should definitely be good. Can't promise the modding excursion will leave yah though ;)
 

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Hopefully I can contain myself and start slowly. Adjustable levers, rear rack from gs and kriga rear bag. It could go anywhere from there. With the monster it was always one change at a time that never ended until the day I sold it
 

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I'm also lurking about, thinking of the G310R, been riding for 51 years, ready for a lighter ride. Currently getting ready to sell a year old Indian Scout, too heavy for these old bones now. Also, have a Piaggio BV350 scooter, so think the BMW will be a nice addition to the garage. Last BMW's I rode were R69S and R80 in the '70's. And the price is right, too, if the seat height agrees with me.
 

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I'm also lurking about, thinking of the G310R, been riding for 51 years, ready for a lighter ride. Currently getting ready to sell a year old Indian Scout, too heavy for these old bones now. Also, have a Piaggio BV350 scooter, so think the BMW will be a nice addition to the garage. Last BMW's I rode were R69S and R80 in the '70's. And the price is right, too, if the seat height agrees with me.
Glad to have someone as experienced as yourself on the forum since that will help in digging into different perspectives, especially since i'm sure you've gone past the liter point at some point.

Agree with you weight, sometimes going out to shows and trying those bikes is a quick reminder of how much I want to avoid going that route lol
 

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I'm guessing the Piaggio BV350 scooter will be your daily ride to the store and the G310R is going to be more of a weekend warrior bike. Scooters do look awfully comfortable...
 

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Actually the Piaggio is pretty fast, and handles great with the bigger wheels. Used to have a Kymco 500 Maxi Scooter, and it handled like a pig!. When I ride, I alternate days with both bikes, they are all fun, just have to be on 2 wheels! Wouldn't be surprised if the BMW and BV350 scooter are about equal in speed.
 
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