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Old 2nd December 2016, 13:08   #61
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Default Re: BMW G310R-based Adventure motorcycle. EDIT: Unveiled at EICMA 2016

The 310GS appears more like a practical street bike which has the 'looks' of an adventure bike (the visual GS DNA). With alloys, small tank, lack of a tall wind protection, no knuckle guards, suspension travel (?) etc, this is definitely not an outright adventure/off-roader, but hopefully something that could do well on the broken roads and small trails. In future, hope they have a variant with bigger tank, spokes, etc like how we have multistrada and its enduro version.
I am willing to trade my 390 with 310GS ONLY if the suspension is better. I love my 390 but its too stiff and almost feels like a hard tail, would not mind trading power for comfort. Been waiting for this one for a while, hope they launch it sooner and give test rides.
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On the contrary, it has two rivals in the form of the Suzuki VStrom 650 and Kawasaki Versys 300, both of which got launched at EICMA this year along with the 310 GS.

Unless you were talking about the Indian market only, then possibly out of this trio we may only see the BMW here.

The real contender to BMW's offering both in terms of cost and capability will be the KTM 390ADV *whenever that happens*. From the looks of it that is not coming until 2019 almost. However the response the 310GS gets may help in speeding up KTM's 390 ADV project.
I meant the Indian market of course. Also the BMW came first beating both these machines. Check out Revzillas first impressions of the 310R. Considering BMWs mastery over touring machines as a science, there's no comparison really.
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Default Re: BMW G310R-based Adventure motorcycle. EDIT: Unveiled at EICMA 2016

Not sure, Esp with the recent spy shots of ktm 390 adventure, which if true looks like a purpose build bike which can seriously go off-road. Those spoke wheels, massive looking GC, long travel forks, and a lean body, the KTM will not only be a contender, but may lead the class. Too early actually to comment, but the good news for Adventure bugs like us is that the market is opening up and more the choices, merrier it is. hope they hit the showrooms soon and we get to sample them.
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