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Thread: 310 GS Questions (planning for Iceland and Norway) lightweight focus

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    Have you considered a G650GS. Its not full on Off road but has the pep to do the miles. We have one that might be on offer. Pm me if you want pictures.
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    well the gs will run at 65/70 all day vibes are not bad tank range 150-170 miles ,seat is good forget the wheels and ride it 150 £ sump guard and off you go . after riding a himi it flat and no go just chug along . the bmw stalling is not a problem if you can use a clutch 15 tooth front sprocket helps . for a report on one . type in beemer beemer chicken deener full report . j mo and piglet

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    Cheers mate really appreciate the reply actually spoke to quite a few people today and got another look at the bikes going to look at the 310GS again tomorrow ruled the Himalayan out so now it's pretty much a choice of two the 310GS with a guard on it and the 500x which I wasn't considering.

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    it's tricky trying to find the right sort of compromise for what we fancy at the moment we are just popping to a few dealers and getting a feel for different bikes and getting a few prices on dads GSX-R 750 k9. Which is the plan to let that go now he's had my 2020 Vstrom, hopefully I can find something which will still handle some of the road sections and 600 mile trips I do

    Quite an interesting day today.

    A thread is nothing without pic's so here's a few on the various bikes from the past few weeks got to spend a bit of time looking at a demo 310GS today liked the seating position an was easy to push about with my shoulder which still isn't right so that was nice. pushed it up a hill to try it an it was really light.

    I also had dad sit on a F850 and 1200 gs so he could feel the difference in top heaviness vs the boxer which was why I let my F800 go although one of my mates loves his.

    The 500X seems a good option but again the price is very close to the Strom's which have a better wheelset as standard an the Vtwin engine so that's a weigh up looks tasty with the rally raid kit though.

    It really feels like there's still a huge gap in the lineups of alot of makes. small cc to a big jump to 200KG plus bikes with nothing inbetween.
    Bar one or two options.

    All would probably do it but all different flavours.

    I'm tending to rule the Himmy out as I've already got two long stroke Norton's so tending to lean towards something a bit more modern feeling.

    Certainly think I'm not gonna rush it as I keep bouncing back an forward between the bikes choice wise so it's good to get everyones opinions

    At the moment the 310 is leading the way.






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    the bmw 310 gs wheels are tough ,mine has just been round the sweet lamb baja over the weekend and not suffered a problem . was ridden with vigor at all times . so dont worry about the wheels .

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    Just want to say thanks to everyone for all the info we actually did a deal to sell my 650xt an dads gsxr 750 for two 2021 KTM 390 Adventures yesterday super excited hopefully should have them in a week or so. Then it'l be a case of letting the farkling begin :3

    Thanks to everyone that commented very much appreciated.

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    Out if interest, what swung it for the KTM over the G310 or anything else you looked at?
    Enjoy the new bikes btw!
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    Hi Dave sorry for the slow reply,

    Was mainly the WP suspension which after riding I've gotta say is sublime the electronics package very punchy engine and the riding and seating position felt great + never had KTM's before.

    Ktm 390 Adventure x2 so finally got round to editing the video from collecting our KTM 390 Adventures our thoughts on why they were the right bike and why mine was my choice after 27 bikes. Ive chaptered the video in the video description so you can get to the bit you want. Very excited to take them to Iceland and Norway next year.

    Very impressed so far and it confirmed we made the right choice in bikes for our needs.

    Dad also gives his thoughts after riding his 390 adv for anyone else who's had superbikes and is considering ADV.

    Finally we fly up an down the cat and fiddle for the day loving every minute it has to be said the package the 390 offers is absolutely superb.

    Hope you all enjoy.


    I'm loving the light weight superb engine the suspension for me is the highlight of the show along with the really nice fueling and seating position very haply with the bikes

    Done a few bits to mine crash bars, skid plate n Rally seat. Next is to try some screens.

    I'll give an update as we go along




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    Enjoy!
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