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I COULD USE THIS --- BMW 310 GS
« on: October 01, 2017, 09:13:09 am »
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/bmw/2017-bmw-g310gs-unveiled-at-eicma.html

As a G310, this GS version will be powered by a fuel-injected 313cc Single with the unusual arrangement of the intake coming from in front of the cylinder rather than the rear. The exhaust exits from behind the cylinder before dropping under the swingarm pivot location and to a muffler on the right side. The G310GS is claimed to produce 33.5 hp at 9500 rpm and 20.7 lb-ft of torque at 7500, just like the G310R and we might imagine a slightly softer but broader powerband in the GS. BMW claims an unladen weight of 374 pounds.

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http://www.cycleworld.com/2017-bmw-g-310-gs-looks-like-legitmate-contender-for-mini-adv-crown#page-2

Top speed 90 MPH -- Price $4700 to $4995 (I have seen)
https://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/bmw/2017-bmw-g-310-r-g-310-gs-ar170956.html
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 09:27:33 am by PAULRIDES »
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Re: I COULD USE THIS --- BMW 310 GS
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 09:39:29 am »
Just an average off road rider (about like me  ;)) -- little crash a about 7 Minutes.




Skip the first 4 minutes of this one.
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Re: I COULD USE THIS --- BMW 310 GS
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 06:24:05 pm »
Paul,

Thinking about it a bit, while I might have reservations about the little 310 out on the Interstate for the vast majority of riding you do it might be the ideal mount.  Exploring back roads is exactly what that bike should be great at.
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Re: I COULD USE THIS --- BMW 310 GS
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 07:49:36 pm »
Might be too small for some of my riding, not that Interstate is a big concern. If it will do 80 or 90, then cruise at 65 or 70 should be ok for what little time I am on the interstate.   

I rode a 300 Honda (sport bike model) when I had the NINJA 500 (was thinking about getting rid of the Ninja). That 300 was a bit inadequate for sure. I ended up with a CB500X that I was also looking at. 

The CB500X is pretty ideal for everything (as is Jackie's NC700X which gets 80 MPG and sits about same as my CB500X). The CB500 is a bit tall for me even with 1 inch lowering kit  (not bad as I am flat footed, but do not have much leverage for pushing it around, turning it around in rough spots). It has plenty of power and gets 70 + mpg.

Not sure the BMW would be much shorter (seat height), but it looks to have good ground clearance and ABS can be turned off. I am not a trails rider -- just gravel roads.

Like I said --- not a lot of power needed on Interstate for short distances I ride interstate. As long as can cruise at 65 to 70 and have a little left if need to get by some traffic (often better to let traffic pass you anyway than to start passing folks and continue in a group of cars and trucks -- they always seem to run in groups with open space in between).

Not in the market right now anyway, would like to sit on one or ride one.
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Re: I COULD USE THIS --- BMW 310 GS
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 08:52:04 am »
Latest review GS 310  -- Guess nothing earth shattering over the first presented in opening topic.

One thing, I don't like is a 12,000 mile valve check. That would be yearly (I hardly ever check valves -- did on the NINJA 500 one time at 50K Mile and it needed adjustment).

http://ridermagazine.com/2018/03/16/2018-bmw-g-310-gs-first-ride-review/?ajs_uid=4246A3839912C7N&ajs_trait_oebid=7900E2474689B3Q

Probably, my CB500X is a better ride and better MPG (70MPG) or Jackie's NCX 800 at 80 MPG.  I do like the lighter bike weight of the GS310.
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