BMW G310GS Thread

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

  1. MBM

    MBM Been here awhile

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    If this one had 21/18 spoked wheels I would buy it right now. Although a bit heavy for my taste you can´t get much better than this.
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  2. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    It's kinda like a Honda cbr250. Looks fast, goes slow
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  3. eakins

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    I suspect several models will be released.
    BMW seems to always start with base street model then move to off-road then finally adventure model. It's marketing sales momentum to them. They are a lifestyle company that sells motorcycles.
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  4. timeOday

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    I'm sure there is some gamesmanship to their marketing, but it's worth noting that the R1200GS outsells the R1200GSA, even when both have seen only minor revisions for a few years. If they really wanted to jerk people around it seems like they would build up to the more popular model instead.


    http://www.autoevolution.com/news/r1200gs-is-still-the-bestselling-bmw-motorcycle-103679.html

    "The leader in the sales charts was the R1200GS enduro-travel bike, holding the banner high in 2015 as well. BMW sold 23,681 R1200GS bikes, and this means more than 17% percent of the overall sales. The Adventure version of the R1200GS machine ranks next, with 18,011 units sold"
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  5. BordenBmw

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  6. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    If it turns out to be as good as I think it will, then I'll be trading my Husky Strada and my Yamaha XT250 for one. :thumb
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  7. timeOday

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    Doesn't the Duke 390 have ABS?
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  8. 1Wildbull1

    1Wildbull1 Hugh Glass is my Hero!

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    yes -
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  9. Pedersoli

    Pedersoli Been here awhile

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    The price is right $5250 Canadian but I would rather have a R3. In my opinion the little GS looks like crap.
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  10. Ed@Ford

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    310GS is kinda heavy...and the Duke 390 supposedly has an awful seat. My '92 GS650 Dakar was about the same weight....and had a decent seat
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  11. DADODIRT

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    '92?
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  12. Ed@Ford

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    road test....1992 F650GS Dakar
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  13. eakins

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    Anyone attending EICMA?
    Wondering about the quality of the USD fork on this bike.
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  14. sarathmenon

    sarathmenon Armchair Adventurer

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    This is an easy one. It's a BMW bike, so the suspension is shit.
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  15. Seferus

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    They should've placed that 310gs USD on the 700. i'd then buy their 700 in a heartbeat.
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  16. Vampir

    Vampir Aimless Wanderer

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  17. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    It does...the new 250 V, Strom, the new 300 Versys and the RX3 Cyclone...which came out first. Funny how that bike took a beating over being made in China, while I don't see the same comments about being made in India.
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  18. none

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    I would guess the poor quality of almost anything for at least 20 years has made Chinas reputation one to overcome. India is an unknown just yet. Time will tell.
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  19. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    @ none....very true. My dad, and many of the WW2 generation used to dismiss Honda, Toyota, Datsun (nissan) when they came to America as being crap too. The chinese build crap because we buy it. We want it cheaper. How is India an unknown? If a mfg plant is leaving China to go to India...it aint cause its more expensive to build there...its because its cheaper. Chinese also build quality products as well. Same as everywhere else.
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  20. none

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    In BMW's case it's not leaving China it's leaving Bavaria! India has not the history of poor mass QC of China. Now be aware that i think China CAN build quality product (CSC?) but given its own it seems hell bent on disrupting any efforts for quality.
    It seems something is lost in translation of quality vs costs at all costs.
    Just one mans opinion so take with a grain of salt so to speak.
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