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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    It's not just BMW. At the AIMExpo in Columbus a few weeks ago. I saw lots of folks trying many manufacturers' bikes on for size, shaking their heads and walking away disappointed. Low seat height probably explains the popularity of cruiser style bikes - it may not be the style that attracts, it's just that a cruiser is the only bike that fits. I don't recall seat height being such an issue on the "standard" bikes of the '70s.
    The high seat height from BMW on this particular bike is very puzzling to me since it is a bike that is meant to compete on other continents than it's traditional focus of Europe and North America where formerly folks pontificated that the design target was a tall, slim, European body type. I have travelled a bit and find Europeans and North Americans tend to be much taller and larger in general than those in Asia, India, Malaysia, etc. Just who are these bikes for? Once again missing women in North America? Cruisers are so limiting for anyone wanting to do some more adventurous riding. When one is looking for a small displacement, general purpose all road adventure bike one must at least be able to mount it and be able to touch one foot to the ground. Certainly an expert rider may not have qualms but in my book BMW missed the point for the woman in my life.

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    Seat Height from BMWMotorrad.ca

    Standard 835 millimetres = 32.874 inches
    Low 820 millimetres = 32.283 inches
    Comfort 850 millimetres = 33.465 inches
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    Another great review here:


    http://ridingwiththewolf.com/2017/10...rt-bmw-g310gs/

    AND, if you have Facebook, a video showing how easy it is to pick up!

    https://www.facebook.com/Sjiriki/vid...9351175260459/

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    Voni,

    I hope your happy with the GS when you finally get it.
    My turn off was no bags mount. I saw this bike as my last one. I still expect to travel. I have no interest in soft bags and a trunk.
    My 650 GS has a Bill Meyer seat and Jessie bags. Thatís why Iím keeping my 650,


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    A lot heavier than I had hoped it would be too bad
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    I think I would be okay with soft bags and perhaps a small (soft) trunk/bag to keep the weight down. Seat height still a big issue for us (inseam challenge) since I would only get this bike for myself if I could also get one for my wife - this type of riding is something we would (mostly) do together.
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    Update today from Engle Motors. Expected delivery date is now January . . .

    Waiting is so very hard!!

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    Look at the bright side, you can ride in January!

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    Look at the bright side, you can ride in January!
    As North Dakota natives - refugees from winter - now living 30 miles from Mexico, you nailed it, and we feel your pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    As North Dakota natives - refugees from winter - now living 30 miles from Mexico, you nailed it, and we feel your pain.
    Yep, ND is exactly like Calgary weather wise - except it can have MORE snow than we do.
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    Luckily, if it snow in the Big Bend of Texas, it only lasts a day.

    Another great review:

    https://gearpatrol.com/2017/10/20/re...-specs-images/

    Paul and I measured his GStrom. It's no taller and fits just fine!!

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