BMW G 310 GS

Discussion in 'Australia' started by panhead_pete, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    A BMW HP2 is only 175 kg dry weight, what were they thinking? :fpalm

    By the time you add racks for luggage, a decent bashplate and a couple of farkles, you're getting up there for weight with a 1200cc rolls-royce dirtbike. :loco
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  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Must be something in the Indian alloy.
    The KTM 390 Duke is a bit over 6kg heavier than a 690 enduro, 1 kg heavier than a 690 Duke and 20kg less than the baby GS.
    The 310R is 9kg heavier than the 390 Duke.
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  3. KDB

    KDB Adventurer

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    It's just a commuter that looks the part and it does look good but i'm not falling into that trap.
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I can see new riders getting into these things and just dreaming of the day they can upsize to the 8 or 12

    Or even staying on them if it's the size bike they like

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  5. XRman

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    Haven't Kawasaki got one of these on the market?
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  6. Portly

    Portly Plodder

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    I don't understand why they dropped the 650 and are pushing this bike
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  7. alicethomas

    alicethomas Been here awhile

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    Let's be honest:
    The common BMW driver uses his bike on tarmaced roads. (Maybe some gravel in a construction side.)
    But rarely on unpaved roads or real off-road.
    BMW knows its customers.

    If you frequently ride off-road, get something else.
    Maybe a HD? ;)
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  8. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Get em young ...

    Hearts & Minds ....
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  9. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    Rally Raid will make this a must have Bike :nod
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  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  11. Dean Ohlin

    Dean Ohlin left from woopwoop

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    Proud owner Number One takes delivery after camping outside dealer for three weeks straight.

    Number Two looks on wistfully, reminding himself to definitely bring more tucker next time.
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  12. Dick0

    Dick0 Been here awhile

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    Yep, lock 'em into the brand early

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  13. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    We can see by her choice of shoes she is exactly right for BMW's target market :wink: .
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  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    She's waiting for Russ to send her the boots :brow

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  15. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Like these ?
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    Sneaking suspicion she is a real city girl , just quietly . Which was my point exactly .
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  16. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    "Even the DR"? Even the KLR - which is a lot heavier than the DR...
    Actually, we saw the GS310 on sale in Santiago,, Chile. Throughout South America there are literally millions of small Indian and Chinese bikes. It's not uncommon to be surrounded by a sea of them. Hundreds at a time. How many were BMW 310s?
    None. Not one.
    But at $$6900 here, it's the same money as a CFMoto 650, which is effectiively a Versys in a cheap dress. Do you want to buy the cache of a badge, overpriced servicing and parts, plus take a gamble on resale value, or do you want a good dose of useable power with a finite effective life, questionable parts backup and zero residual resale value?
    I think the third option - primitive but proven enginerring, lighter weight, more power and at least sone resale value, is preferable. Barman, same again - another DR, thanks.
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  17. XRman

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    tShe needs Botox in the upper lip muscles to fix her gummy smile.

    Seriously though , this "little" bike looks the part. Rugged and sexy looking; a bit like a shrunken F800GS. I will work well instead of a scooter in the city and surrounding weekend trips; just like the Kawasaki 300 will bring smiles to the faces of their owners. Building brand loyalty obviously works.
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  18. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    LOL, thats some funny shit right there...... at least you got the primitive part correct. :)

    Me: Cant see any point in a 310cc adv bike (that isnt for tru offroad, a-la WR250's and the like). 310ccs fully loaded into a big headwind up a hill would be truly painful. then theres the issue of its weight.
    Its designed for the road, not the bush (like most offerings from BMW if truth be told).
    Sell the dream, not the reality.
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  19. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    It certainly works for MacDonalds and KFC. It doesn't make them any good though. Witness the fat fools eating themselves into an early grave.
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  20. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    KTM have it down pat now with full blown kitted out oranges everywhere!
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