Posted this in Thumpers and deleted. It probably better fits here. So, long story short-ish. I haven't been on a bike since about 2007-ish. Had a KLR and sold it, and spent a lot of time on an F650GS Dakar. Then I bought a bunch of different Jeeps and stuff. Garage is now cleared, and I'm on the hunt for 2 wheels. I like the idea of the little BMW 310GS. I won't really ride freeways unless its to get me down to the cutoff roads to Lake Tahoe. I'm not out a ton of money if I don't end up liking it, and I think it looks cool (that counts, right??). I'd ride the bike around the NV back roads, cruise around the BLM land, and throw a duffel bag and tent on the back and camp out in the desert. The 310 should be fine for all of that. Anyways. If I do end up liking the bike, I've got a feeling within a few months I'll want to jump to something in the 650-800cc range. Especially if I actually load it up to go camping and shit like I keep telling myself I will... I've never spent much time on a small CC bike, nor have I spent a lot of time on a large CC bike. Most of what I've ridden has been in the 650 - 800cc class. But again, it's been so long, I'm not really sure if I should pick up at the bottom, or start again where I was riding before. Any of you with a fair amount of experience on the low and mid range CC bikes that can help me with my noodling? It looks like on paper that the 310GS has about the same HP and TQ as my old '05 KLR. Prolly just have to rev the piss out of it a bit more. Thanks!