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any one else here over 70 years old and been riding for 50 + years and just got a 310r just for fun and its light weight etc
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Sorry, but can't help you out on this. I'm only 63 with only 40 + years in the saddle and riding a G310GS. I'm still a young rider, but I'm riding for fun and I do like the light weight (compared to R1200GS) of my bike, specially off-road and on dirt roads. Ride safe, keep the rubber side down!
 

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not quite KneeDown ... I'm catching you up @ 68...
Like you, age dictated a lighter type of bike.
Well, in my case the G310GS wasn't intended to be my primary bike. I ordered it for my wife. A couple of days before delivery I totalled the R1200GS by crashing it into the front of a car. After I returned from hospital, my wife told my she would never ride the G310GS, or any motorcycle. I started to use it, adapt it for my needs and now I'm very fond of the Baby-GS. For long distance travel on asphalt, I prefer an old Yamaha XJ900S Diversion. I bought it as a learning bike for my stepson. By different reasons, it seems I'm keeping it for my self. I'm dreaming of a Moto Guzzi V85TT, thou. Maybe someday I'll find means to fullfill that dream.
 

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THanks
Nice to hear from all of you,,,,I want a Moto Guzzi too a v7lll for me

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I look at the snow with longing. After my crash, I promised my wife not to drive in the winter anymore. I've been a winter biker since I started riding in 1981. Last year we didn't have winter in the south of Finland. This year it's nearly perfect winter riding conditions :cry:
 

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You found one here. Seventy -six a few days ago. I've been riding since 1963 - America, England, Wales, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Belgium, France, Germany, Turkey, and a few other places. I was career USAF so the Department of Defense sent me to some of those countries.
In that time I've had three accidents - that I can recall - so I suppose I've been lucky. Over the years I've owned American, Japanese, German, Italian, and English motorcycles, and loved the mall - except the '57 Harley 750, which was rubbish.
My charming wife just turned 69 and she rides as well. Between the two of us we now have a 2018 GS310R, a 2015 Suzuki TU250X, a 2012 Can Am Spyder RT Limited, and a 2015 Can Am Spyder RT-S.
 

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Is there a prize for the oldest, if so I win so far at 87. I got the 310 as a downsizing move from my previous Cagiva Elefant 650 which my oldest son now has. I also have a Cagiva Allazurra that I bought new in 1985, I am still comfortable on that one so it's a keeper.
 

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I have just turned 70 and have a G310R and love it.
I also have a Yamaha YDS3 and a Yamaha U7.

They are all lighter than the Yamaha FZ6 which was great on the road but was getting too heavy when I had to manhandle it!
 

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I'm 61 the g310gs is my 14th bike and I love it. I also have a Triumph Street Cup which has become my around-town bike
 

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Eighty years old, 53rd year of riding. Bought a 310 because of the light weight and on and off pavement ability (I live in the Colorado moutains and am surrounded by many miles of unpaved road). I have spine problems and can no longer lift a standard size bike if I drop it so thus the 310 - even it is an effort and somethat painful to get back upright when flat but I can do it (recently dropped it twice in some really gnarly terrain where I should not have been, especially when alone).

I've owned 40 - 50 bikes over the years and not all of them have grown in my affections after purchase but this one has, a lot. About the only changes I would wish for is a lower seat height and a little more motor output. I have lowered the seat height 2 inches, needed because of a 17 1/2 inch inseam, and I can live with the small motor since I no longer ride two up. This bke has pronged my riding career and I treasure it for that.
 

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any one else here over 70 years old and been riding for 50 + years and just got a 310r just for fun and its light weight etc
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Hi, I’m one of those over 70 and been riding for 46 years. Had every brand, cruisers, touring, adventure bikes, even a Ural sidecar outfit. I test road the G310R, and had to have one. I live in CA in Gold Country just off Highway 49. This bike is a blast on these twisting mountain roads. Looking to add a windscreen just haven’t decided which one.
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any one else here over 70 years old and been riding for 50 + years and just got a 310r just for fun and its light weight etc
just wondering

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I am 74 yrs. old. Been riding for 56 years. I have had as many as 7 motorcycles at once. I currently own only a G310R and a. Vespa Elettrica. I ride the G310R mostly on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Which I can get on in about 20 minutes from my house.
The BMW is light enough to carry on the motorcycle rack I have on the back of my RV. The bike is plenty peppy in the mountains. Having a lot of fun with it!
 

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any one else here over 70 years old and been riding for 50 + years and just got a 310r just for fun and its light weight etc
just wondering

Kneedown
I am 84, been riding on and off in South Africa since my Ariel in 1958, mostly BMWs. Now in Florid. Had a fun couple years on the 310R and upgraded to the 310 GS. Believe it or not the seat is slightly bigger and it doubles the comfort range.
Love it!
 
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