I Test Rode And Bought A 310GS Today

Captain_Slash

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BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
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Trying it out for size at Bahnstormer my local BMW dealer 20 km from my house, a bit lower then the CRF 250L which was appreciated
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I traded in my Honda CB500F against a brand new red one which I will pick up the end of march when I return to the UK
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It only had 10km on the clock so no racing it but it was great out along these country lanes and the larger 19" front wheel was a lot better on these bumpy roads then the smaller front wheel on the 310R
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6000 rpm which I was told to not exceed equated to 100 kph in 6th gear
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Amusingly when I got back to the shop a few of the staff were asking me how the bike was as nobody there has rode one yet as it was the first one they had and it only arrived a couple of days ago plus its not officially launched until next saturday 21st.
According to them I was probably the first customer to ride one in the UK, a fun machine and one I am looking forward to getting next year.
 

KTMphil

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Looks great Colin, congratulations.


Wht didnt you wait until you got back from Thailand to buy it?
 

Captain_Slash

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BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
BMW will only supply these bikes to their dealers if the customer puts a £500 deposit down and this new 310GS is in demand, if I waited until I got back there was a good chance of a three month wait to get one.
It wont be registered until 31st march so will have a 2018 number plate, plus I only want the red colour and this wont be there for a while so I decided to do the deal yesterday, I gave them my 500F as a deposit and will pay the balance when I get the bike
 

MarkWeeks

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I'm really intrigued about this bike. Would like to know more of your impression when you get a few km on it.
 

Captain_Slash

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I'm really intrigued about this bike. Would like to know more of your impression when you get a few km on it.

Once I get it and do some trips I will put the reports on here Mark
 

Captain_Slash

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I picked it up yesterday and have only rode 90 miles on it so far Marcel but it is ideal for the riding that I do and the roads that I like riding on
 

Captain_Slash

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At the dealers early yesterday morning on a sunny warm day
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brake034

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Looking good Colin! Do you think tall people like me (1.92m) will fit well?
 

prince666

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Looks good Colin
And some nice weather by the looks of things lol.

Can't wait to read your report on the bike.
 

Captain_Slash

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Looking good Colin! Do you think tall people like me (1.92m) will fit well?

Not too sure Marcel, the 310R feels a bit cramped for me but the 310GS is a little bit roomier, perhaps your extra height might make it a bit more cramped for you.

The stepped seat is a nuisance concerning not being able to slide back a bit for taller people
 

brake034

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They are pretty good for this type of bike I guess, I just noticed that Pirelli has the Scorpion Trails in the same size.
 

Captain_Slash

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BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
When the Metzelers need replacing I will either stay with them or probably change to Michelin Anakee 3s, not a fan of Pirellis personally
 

brake034

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There is a black one on show at Barcelona in CR Central.
So I was able to try it for size, it fits and looks very well made....
 
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