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Just checking in to see what everyone's plans are in regards to purchasing a new bike. Will you be adding to the collection or will you be selling your existing bike to get a G310R ?

Or is this going to be a first bike for you such as myself ?
 

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This is going to be my first bike, maybe the R or GS variant and it's going to be a step up from the 125 cc bikes the learning centers use.
 

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First bike as well which seems to be the trending answer. Definitely going to love this as a first bike. For a little point in time I was actually thinking of a Ninja 300 but realized that I much prefer this style of bike. A bit more versatility in what I can do with it and where I can put it. Well priced too.
 

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It's my second bike, used to have a CBR250. So the G310R is my next step up, not as crazy as I had originally planned (bigger CC's) but it's a step in the right direction. Plus jumping to bigger CC's right away brings with it some risk.
 

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It's my second bike, used to have a CBR250. So the G310R is my next step up, not as crazy as I had originally planned (bigger CC's) but it's a step in the right direction. Plus jumping to bigger CC's right away brings with it some risk.
Do you think there will be a vast difference between the CBR250 and the G310R ? What did you have planned for a next bike before the G310R ?
 

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There shouldn't be too large of a jump as long as you have the riding basics down. Maybe you'll even have more fun on a bike with a bit more power.
 

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The new CBR 250s are definitely some good lookin' bikes. But at the same time, I feel like they're two completely different bikes setting aside engine size.
 

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One is more of a cruising bike and the other is a fully faired sport bike. Not sure what the difference will be in terms of torque delivery at lower rpms.
 

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I feel like the G310r should have more of a lower end torque delivery for getting up to cruising speeds whilst the CBR250 should have more of a top-end. That being said it won't have a huge top end, but more in terms of comparison to the G310r
 

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I feel like the G310r should have more of a lower end torque delivery for getting up to cruising speeds whilst the CBR250 should have more of a top-end. That being said it won't have a huge top end, but more in terms of comparison to the G310r
If it proves to be a profitable product for BMW (which I think it will be) then with the next generation version we can expect that but don't wait on it, get something else if you must, otherwise you'll be waiting a very long time.
 

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It should... what rpm range would you think is ideal for it to hit peak torque ?
7500 is what the G310R we know currently will hit. No idea how that will improve over time and the GS version that was just released gets the same.
Overall it shouldn't be much of an issue for most owners, for the range it sits in it's already good enough.
 

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If I go ahead and get the 310GS it will be my second bike. Currently have a little Honda MSX,which will be keeping the new bike company in th garage. Looking for a bigger bike to go further afield on now.
I had been looking at an old BMWF650, or a Yamaha MT07 or 09. But I'm preferring the look of the new baby GS.
 

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If I go ahead and get the 310GS it will be my second bike. Currently have a little Honda MSX,which will be keeping the new bike company in th garage. Looking for a bigger bike to go further afield on now.
I had been looking at an old BMWF650, or a Yamaha MT07 or 09. But I'm preferring the look of the new baby GS.
FJ09 is really starting to appeal to me. Very interested and at this point i'm just waiting to see one in person. I'm like you, into having a range of bikes. It's either that or I wait a bit more and get the Ducati Supersport 939.
 

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I'm downsizing. This will be my sixth bike overall, and fourth BMW (R100 – R1100GS – F800GS – G310GS). I enjoy riding off tarmac out here in the western U.S., and that often means picking up the bike when it decides to take a nap. The 310 weighs 100 lbs. less than my current F800GS (which I'll be selling), and that should make that task significantly easier.

Now that I've turned 60, horsepower alone doesn't really mean all that much to me anymore. If it can keep up with U.S. highway traffic, and all of the reviews I've read so far indicate that the 310 is perfectly capable of doing that, then it should do what I want it to do.

It'll probably be a year at least before I can take delivery here. But the F800GS will keep me happy until then.
 

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Most off-road riders will inevitably take a spill, including me, and I'd rather not squat lift something that's four times my weight if I don't need to. And the luggage rack that it comes with will give me somewhere to lift from compared to the R model.

Just can't wait to test ride one and see how it compares to a road orientated bike.
 

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Most off-road riders will inevitably take a spill, including me, and I'd rather not squat lift something that's four times my weight if I don't need to. And the luggage rack that it comes with will give me somewhere to lift from compared to the R model.

Just can't wait to test ride one and see how it compares to a road orientated bike.
What road oriented bikes have you had the chance to ride?
 

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I've thought of a 650 GS before lol, but soon realized with my lack of skill, I would probably fail epicly and wanted to save the beauty of yet another bigger bike that I'm not ready for
 
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