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Been reading a lot of reviews and they say the brakes are pretty soft. Most reviewers seem to be on either brand new bikes or demo's with very few miles / kilometers on them. So to the new owners out there how do the brakes feel to you. Can you stop quickly? Does the front brake seem to be soft and require a good amount of rear brake applied to achieve good stopping power? Also do they seem to get better as you break in the bike overall? Any other comments are greatly appreciated while I await my G310GS.
 

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Brakes are definitely beast. I generally tend to avoid using brakes altogether if I can help it, but a two times I had to use them full-force due to reckless drunk drivers (I should stop riding on Saturday nights). I was riding at about 75-80km/h steadily and I reached 0 km/h in about ~1.5-2 seconds. First time ABS kicked in, second time I didn't need ABS but I noticed I came to a stop slightly slower.

Front brake is solid, rear brakes feel a bit iffy. I mainly use them in conjunction to front braking or if I'm cruising at 20-30km/h in the city or if I'm taking some sharp turns, for better balance.

They definitely feel better with usage though, I remember they were pretty stiff and felt like they were "sliding" on the wheels rather than making friction with them on the first few kilometers.
 

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You could try emergency stopping, or quick braking in a perking lot with the g310r and see how they feel to you. I think brake pads should be relatively easy to change out and they make a noticeable difference at a relatively low cost.
 

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Brakes definitely have to be broken in a little bit, much like tires need to be scrubbed a bit too. It helps them bed in properly and once they've been bedded, they're good to go and will feel a good amount different from when they were brand new. They'll feel better.
 

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Don't use the rear much. The front stops the bike but I dislike the initial bite. Though the bike is new, I generally can bed in the brake pads in 50 miles by riding a lot of stop sign to stop sign city blocks as well as down hill mountain roads. I don't glaze pads by being too aggressive for the first 100 miles. I'll probably get some sintered brake pads. Just don't like the initial feel, a bit soft probably intentional as the bike is marketed towards first timers
 

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The lever comes too close to the grip for me. I've owned a Ninja 300 and a R3, both of which had better front brakes. No matter the size of the motor brakes need good feel not sponginess
 

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Brakes in my case are fine.
I hardly use my rear brake and mostly I just shift down and use my engine brake.
In those cases I really want to stop I use the front brake.
The last few years I was driving a honda pcx 125 motor scooter and braking was okay as long as you also used yours shoes to slow down😜
In that perspective I’m satisfied with the brakes on my G310R.

The only thing i’m not happy with is the fact that that the grip of the front lever is not constantly.
Sometimes I can pull the lever so far in that one of my fingers, that is still holding the handle bar, is squeezed !
When I stop at my dealer I will asked if this is normal (no) and what to do about it.

Fortunately most times it works okay.
 

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The ktm rc3 uses the same set up. A set of SBS sintered pads seem to be the way to go. They are easy to install and cost $40 US. Air in the system can be a problem after some miles, but rarely in any bike I've owned when new.
 

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Has it been a problem from new? If so bleeding the air though easy, I doubt will help. All manufacturers seem to use a less than ideal brake pad material as they think we don't have any experience as these are entry level bikes in their opinion. Makes no sense when abs is standard.
 

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The brakes are not up to the same spec as modern sportbikes, but seem fine for the bike. A set of SBS pads would most likely make a positive difference too. But, the more mileage I put on the bike, the better the brakes feel.

I tend to use mostly engine braking and have only experienced one instance where I wished the brakes were biting harder.
 

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i clean the brakes with -thinner- (brake cleaner)
all the grease and dirt from the factory plant is gone now and have no brake issue at all
brakes are nice and smooth
 

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I brougt the beamer to my dealer today for a waterpump change.
If the bike is there I asked them to look at my front brake (yes, maby an air bubble), clutch cable (not smooth) and ..... closing of the gascap.
Wonder where they come up with !
 

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I have had no issues with the stopping power. I just broke 200 miles on my lunch break today, so not too many miles yet. Fortunately I have not been forced to slam hard on the breaks to avoid traffic/obstacles but have tested her a bit in my wide open parking lot. I can easily get up to 50 safely here and the bike has handled hard stops very well. The bike is smooth in every way from brakes to clutch to overall ride.
 
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