Does the world need a BMW G310GS?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Eddy Alvarez, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Long timer

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    Yes, we already have the wheels built, with HD stainless spokes, black or gold ally tins, tubed or tubeless, Tractive Suspension are well on the way with improved shock with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, improved fork internals.
    We have been using our G310R for the last few months to get a head start.
    When we get our 310GS then we can finish the tubular engine guard, soft luggage racks etc.
  2. WoodWorks

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    I bet it won't be long before Touratech or someone comes up with a riser/brake line kit for that front fender. I got one for my F800GS after I ran into this south of Pie Town, NM on the CDR. Stopped me cold for a while there.

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  3. ktmmitch

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    Already on it using the 310R as a guide, final design will GD finished when we recieve the 310GS
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  4. WoodWorks

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    Gotta say that windscreen looks pretty sweet. Got any other photos/details on it? Like: is it adjustable on-the-fly? :ear

    Psst: your tank bag is mounted backwards.
  5. Erik-K75

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    Yay, G 310 GS is finally at my local dealer tomorrow. Might take a peak.

    @ktmmitch
    Very cool, looking forward to final product!
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  6. eakins

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    It says RR on the side so I'd say yes
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    Now we are talking!
    So the big ? Quality of that front fork?
    Gold junk or built well?
  8. Erik-K75

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    Drove on the G310GS today, lovely thing and definitely an alternative for my heavy r850gs (r1100gs model).

    Position on the bike is great, gives a GS rider a known feeling. Wide tank, Wide bars, very easy and light steering. Back suspension soft, front harder. Vibrations hardly. LOVE the fact that it's only 170 kg, which makes up for the less horespower. Though you can accelerate sufficient to give a smile on your face. It feels a bit like modern (small EURO) cars, lots of nm in low rev and then at the top you feel you ran out of horsepower. But it's a very usable bike and I loved it. It would be great to try it out one day on offroad.
  9. Ogre_fl

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    Thats really cool how the kick stand goes behind the rear tire and the brake lines disapear at the front tire.......almost like a bad photoshop job.

  10. ktmmitch

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    You're correct, we spend more time designing , developing, machining and riding than photoshopping, it's just an idea to get us started, that's all, but it will be reality in a few weeks
  11. The_Precious_Juice

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    More gate way stuff.

    Not their best work.

  12. cronedo

    cronedo Gelände-Dreamin'

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    Found on the German BMW-Motorrad.de website:

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    The file is a 1.9MB .pdf which you download via a pop-up window, so I can’t get a URL to link here.

    I’ll try to explain the jumps on a computer (I couldn’t get it to work on a phone):
    1. www.bmw-motorrad.de
    2. select the pull-down “MENÜ” in the upper left
    3. select “Service”
    4. select “Anleitungen”
    5. select “Betriebsanleitungen”
    6. scroll down and select the blue text “Zu den Betriebsanleitungen”
    7. on the right side select “G-Modelle”
    8. select “0G12 - G 310 GS (USA)”

    From here you choose British or US English, check the box “Note read and accepted”, then click on the “Download” button.

    Surprising highlights:
    • Top cases are rated at only 7lbs and 81 mph
    • Engine oil change with filter replacement every 6000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first
    • Replace air filter every 12000 miles
    • Check valve clearance every 12000 miles
    YMMV!

    Attached Files:

  13. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Thanks for the post!

    12,000 miles on valve checks will take sales from the Versys X 300.

    I think she is 7,500 miles or so.
  14. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    The Motivator is back.
    He interviews the MIGHTY DUCKs

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  15. eakins

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    Adventure version? Hah they all looked down & then at each other wondering who is going to touch that question.

    Judging by the non verbals and language used that is a yes.

    I'm sure they all discussed ahead of time how to approach that question and who is the lead to answer that question.

    They sure are purposely shoe horning this version as a city bike.
  16. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Lt Columbo, is that you?

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    They did seem to smile a lot.:hmmmmm

    I'm still leaning to them not bringing a dual sport over. {edit, not building a dakar bike]
    the travel suspension is too good as is. The Margins are tight as is.

    It would be a great surprise!

    I do predict that the bike will move more units than the RGS in North America, but not until 2020. This bike will be a grand slam.
    The RGS will still generate more revenue.
    Of course the boxer 1200cc will sale more units, because she is in more platforms.
  17. eakins

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    Has BMW ever held back models for the US market? Everything they make eventually seems to trickle into the US vs other mfg.

    If a spoke version shows you can bet a ton of the faithful will be at their dealers asking when and those dealers will give an earful up the line.
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  18. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Sorry, I meant they will not build a Dakar bike.
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    We know one thing for sure... it's a GS :-)
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    That remains to be seen.
    BMW has proven it now loves to take 1 base and build a ton of flavors.

    As for using the name Dakar probably not.
    BMW has well proven they will use the same GS name and offer cast or spoke wheels. Same bike and name two wheel options. Then build later an upbuilt Adventure version.

    As such I expect the same size wheels but in spokes to be a sales option first plus a low version kit. Same tank and everything just spoke wheels.

    Then later an ADV version will come along with? 21" front wheel, bigger tank? Something like that.

    Note how often GS is repeated. This is a product category design and sales technique the F/G line never had to the extent BMW will take this bike.

    It's all in the name GS as a family of bikes and variations of GS. I'd expect the 650 to get updated unified GS look at some point to the GS family of bikes too with the G name going away.

    Doesn't matter if you own a 310, 650, 800/850 or 1200 they are all GS bikes.
    You own in the GS family line with the ability to stay within the GS family line moving up or down. All fall under the Adventure category of machines.


    That's the road map imo.