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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Eddy Alvarez, Apr 22, 2016.
dafuk is that? looks like one of those 1:10 scale toys.
My thoughts exactly. Why the cast wheels on a GS? I've never understood that, although they do it all the way up the range and put the spokes on the more offroady versions (Dakar, Sertao, F800GS and F800GSA, R1200GSA). It doesn't take much to see that it is all about more dollars.
"It has to be able to run 90mph+ without vibrations..."
I never understood statements like this. Who regularly rides at sustained speeds over 90mph for long periods of time? Isn't 90mph way over the speed limit in most parts of the world? If I can comfortably cruise at posted interstate speeds, I'm happy. Not saying I never see my speedo go close to 100mph, I just don't sustain that speed for more than a few seconds in fear of getting a ticket/losing control/death.
I just wish it was more of a 400-500cc bike. I'd love to have a bike that can take me where I need to go at a descent pace without having to tow it.
Here in Chicago we need to ride to Galena or Wisconsin to get some nice backroads, but we need to ride for 90 miles to get there. I can imagine it being any fun to ride this thing out of the city for hours just to start riding.
Time will tell.
I know, right? Even better than a 500 would be a 650. How I wish BMW made a 650 single GS that was capable of the occasional 70mph highway...
Lets wait for th 310GSA now. 34hp is more than enough for me.
Indeed and if KTM comes out with a 390 Adventure that may just be the bike as the current 390 Duke cruises at 70 and even 80 just fine.
The G650GS is very capable of sustaining 70mph highway speeds. Believe me, I had one for a few years. The BMW 650 single is probably the smoothest 650 thumper available, and it gets smoother with every mile.
Because pictures...looks like a great back roads bike w a set of tkc80's
Add, some spoked wheels, knobbies, some protection for falls, lose the top box, and put on some soft bags and you're ready to go.
Not so sure about the low front fender and the really dangly rear though.
I don't know if the world needs a G310GS, but I do - absolutely . I've driven a NX250 (with 26HP) for fore than 86.000km and I love that bike. I tried a G650X for a couple of years, but its not as light and easy driving as my NX. The only drawback of the nx is that she lacks ABS and a tad of power on the German autobahn. Thats why I was waiting for years for a CRF310L - but if Honda doesn't care about their thumper fans my next bike will be a BMW
Looks for real alright...now the question is, will it make it to the U.S.A. and is it a street bike with "ADV styling"
I like the engine size/ power it would fit an X-Country style but this one is plain ugly. Dont see how the GS brand will benefit from this.
A lightweight (by modern standards) ADV-capable bike, built for the world market, that gets great fuel economy, and has juuuust enough power for most people. Makes sense for experienced riders who don't equate ability with displacement/horsepower, ADV riders who've learned that lighter really is better, smaller riders, new riders, entry into the BMW brand at a decent price point.... the potential buyer list goes on. I do worry that sometimes we Americans can't see the appeal of something when it doesn't appeal to us personally, and many of (not all) our rationales for larger displacement bikes are flat out embarrassing.
This looks like a great offering from BMW, I can see a lot of potential with this. Styling is a personal issue. It will definitely need some farkles, but what a great platform from which to start. We'll see about any new-model issues.
I'd buy one, especially if there was a 400cc big bore kit for it.
Yes, but is it really a BMW? Or is it simply an (east) Indian TVS with BMW roundels? Why not add a cush hub to a Husqvarna FE501? Then you'll have the power, light weight, and off-road supremacism. That linkage chassis has a very plush ride, both on road and off.
Husky FE501 FTW!
Honorable mention: KTM 500exc, Beta 480rr, 390rr
That may happend, the engine uses a wet cylinder-sleeve with quite some meat to it
Cleaner photo because...well, just because. I like it.