BMW G 310 GS

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  1. panhead_pete

    panhead_pete Gone riding

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  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Also seems to be very fat for a 310... should've been closer to 130-140 kgs surely
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  3. gavo

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    Thats true it's about the weight of a 650/750
    The bulk would not make it learner friendly, its target area.
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    If you sit on G310R they are a lot smaller than they look in pics

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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    It is (adventure bike) learner friendly gavo... :D :wink: the considerably lighter - "mini-bismark", allows the budding entry level "adventure rider" to get used to the "overweight/underpowered/overladen/roadbike tire on gravel surface" concept... before graduating onto the next level "maxi-bismark" version as their bank balance progresses. :D :nod

    oh those Bavarians... :clap their not just good at Oktoberfest! :1drink

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    But (and this is rarely I say it about many dirty beemers... the HP2, the F800 GS and some of the HPN Creations being exceptions)... but that "little" GS 310 looks like it could be, not such a bad jigger actually...

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    I know this is sort of " trial by farkling" - without even having tossed a leg over one... but my spontaneous thoughts would be... spoked rims (could ya' fit a 21" up front on one ? :augie:dunno) to accomodate some dual purpose type rubber, do the boingers front and back (you just know it's gonna be at the marshmallow end of the scale already :norton:augie), some general "off road farklishings" like handguards, maybe a real sumpguard or some barwork? Try to pull a few kilos* off it maybe? (judging by most recent OEM offerings - there's probably about 3 to 5 kg's to drop on that exhaust can alone). Just a general prep and priming for the dirt duties... and...

    I think it will find a place amongst the gravel tourer set as a smaller introductory/utility alternative to the bigger beemers for sure.
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  6. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    170 kg!

    They must be joking.
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  7. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    The 310 is 158 kg...
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  8. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble ?

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  9. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    As someone else said - why would you bother? A Yammie 250 is much lighter and goes better....
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  10. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    How do you know, have you ridden the street version already? There are a few around now.
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  11. troy safari carpente

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    It's all about the percentages of usage I reckon...

    for 70% (or more) dirt and 30% (or less) road... for sure the Yammie WR 250R would be better...

    for 30% dirt (or less) and 70% (or more) road... there is a strong argument for bikes like the GS 310 or Versys 300 - for smaller stature or entry level adventure (rider) application, I Think.

    It's that limbo 40% in the middle where the swing voting sits and (I admit) it's impossible where to say the line is drawn... It prolly' comes down to personal preference, and what sort of bikes that the other riders (that the intended purchaser hangs/rides with) that will sway that choice maybe...?

    ie. If the intended buyer's spouse, riding mates etc. have DR 650's or 640 Adventure style dual purpose singles... then it's more likely you're gonna go the WR route...

    But by comparison; let's say that "hubby" has an F800 in the garage, and wifey doesn't want to ride pillion any more... but get her own wheels, to accompany one another on riding outings... then a GS 310 might well find a happy space in the shed alongside. :ricky :ricky
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  12. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Yes, you are right. They are a nice little bike and go well by all accounts. BMW will sell heaps.
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  13. manfromthestix

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    It's all about the percentages of usage I reckon...

    for 70% (or more) dirt and 30% (or less) road... for sure the Yammie WR 250R would be better...


    I had a WR250R for several years and it was a fantastic bike in all ways except power. Every time I rode it I wished it was a 450. For a bike of this thing's weight I'd want more grunt. According to the specs it weighs as much as a KLR or DR650 with less power which concerns me for highway riding. The WR would cruise all day at 65, but it was working pretty hard and had very little reserve if you needed it at highway speeds. That's just me, though; if shit starts to happen I want to be able to twist the throttle and get the hell out of there.
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  14. SILVER_STR

    SILVER_STR WR250R, F800GS

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    I like the look of it and can see there being many more small capacity dual-purpose/adv bikes coming to market in the next decade.
    the market for them in Asia/India/china is exploding. ( large populations where most people know how to ride )
    300cc being more then enough for any of these country's were you rarely exceed 80kmph.
    they will sell tons to new riders at the 6500$ price point in Australia.
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  15. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    Should give the ninja 300 crowd someone to talk smack about in the learner legal circles.
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  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  17. Gone Troppo

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    Watch his throttle hand in the video....often to the stop....there are also lots of polite caveats..."if, but, OK"....

    Good for a learner.

    There is no such thing as "too much power"....:D
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  18. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    170 kg wet weight. My 12 year-old TTR250 weighs 119kg with a full tank. That's 50 kg difference for 60cc's. WTF? My KTM LC4 640 weighs about the same.
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    Agree. It is about 25 kg too heavy...
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  20. Woody2627

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    Even the DR is lighter.
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