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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #660 on: February 13, 2018, 12:19:24 pm »
I rotate the handlebars of every new BMW I ride up and forwards. Not sure where they got the idea that levers should be horizontal as it kills wrists. a 30 down angle is just fine :thumleft:
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #661 on: February 13, 2018, 12:31:02 pm »
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #662 on: February 13, 2018, 12:55:00 pm »
On the Price tag. yeah...R79K. It's expensive but then look at other vehicle prices for 2018. I'm trying to think now other than the Verys 300 - similarly priced or CRF250 Rally, R90K. what other new adventure / dualsport bike prices are close?  I was shocked when I saw what a KTM 500 EXC 6 days cost R156 000 new, and KTM are relatively well priced.
Relatively speaking the baby Beemer is not that bad considering the above.
You can't compare it to second hand prices.

A new vstrom 650 is R120k and you could probably get that down a bit. If you take the naked bikes, a SV650 or Z650 can be had for around 95k. These small bikes are way over priced. 500 sixdays is listed @119k

Yeah the Vstrom 650 makes a very strong case as I've said before. Naked sport bikes don't count since then you can compare the KTM390 Duke and BMW 310R at R74K and R63K respectively.  R20k-R30k doesn't sound like much when you look at it like that but it's around 25% more expensive.  Thats a lot in this bracket if you ask me.

Where did you get the 500 6 days for R119k?  Thats the price the 250 goes for.
http://ktmcapetown.co.za/ktm-500-exc-f-six-days-2018/   = R156 000
I was tempted to add it to the cart but not at that price ;)


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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #663 on: February 13, 2018, 01:12:44 pm »
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #664 on: February 13, 2018, 01:22:30 pm »
Where did you get the 500 6 days for R119k?  Thats the price the 250 goes for.
http://ktmcapetown.co.za/ktm-500-exc-f-six-days-2018/   = R156 000
I was tempted to add it to the cart but not at that price ;)

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EDIT: I'm confused now. Raceworks lists it for 123k.
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #665 on: February 13, 2018, 01:24:26 pm »
Yeah the Vstrom 650 makes a very strong case as I've said before. Naked sport bikes don't count since then you can compare the KTM390 Duke and BMW 310R at R74K and R63K respectively.  R20k-R30k doesn't sound like much when you look at it like that but it's around 25% more expensive.  Thats a lot in this bracket if you ask me.

As a direct comparison sure but I'd say a Z650 is way more than 25% more bike for the money. Just using to illustrate that the small bikes are pricey
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #666 on: February 13, 2018, 02:17:30 pm »
Yeah the Vstrom 650 makes a very strong case as I've said before. Naked sport bikes don't count since then you can compare the KTM390 Duke and BMW 310R at R74K and R63K respectively.  R20k-R30k doesn't sound like much when you look at it like that but it's around 25% more expensive.  Thats a lot in this bracket if you ask me.

As a direct comparison sure but I'd say a Z650 is way more than 25% more bike for the money. Just using to illustrate that the small bikes are pricey

Yeah but who in their right mind wants to be seen on a Kwaka?
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Indeed it is more bike for the money I guess. It there was a similar option in the "Adventure/Dual sport" market then it's possible. The Vstrom being it but way too big for what I'm interested in doing (First bike for my wife to be able to do some gravel roads.). I had a Vstrom. Awesome bikes for the money. While you can do dirt roads, it's not ideal nor fun when it starts getting a bit hairy.
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #667 on: February 13, 2018, 02:20:21 pm »
Where did you get the 500 6 days for R119k?  Thats the price the 250 goes for.
http://ktmcapetown.co.za/ktm-500-exc-f-six-days-2018/   = R156 000
I was tempted to add it to the cart but not at that price ;)

Sorry KTM Centurion's site is woefully outdated. There goes my plan of buying a 350

EDIT: I'm confused now. Raceworks lists it for 123k.

Yeah it's like my 690. Was listed some places for R128K and on special for R99 999 - R109 000.  This is what pushed me over the edge to buy the 2017 690 rather than wait for the new 701 Husky which is around R135k odd. We won't see those prices again that's for sure. I see some places still lists a 2016 690 Demo with 2000 odd KM on it for R119 000.
So I guess it pays to shop around.


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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #668 on: February 13, 2018, 02:25:57 pm »
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While it looks 10 times better it makes me think of the CB500X with the Rally Raid conversion by the time you add up the price it makes very little financial sense. Honda and BMW should just build them this way from the start. From what I understand they loose very little in road manners with these bigger spoked wheels and extra ground clearance. If you want a road bike buy a G310R. I mean why would they put spoked wheels on the GS1200 but not the 310 ? Do they think the 310 will not really be used off road, is cast wheels cheaper to make and fit ?
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #669 on: February 13, 2018, 03:08:19 pm »
Cast wheels are cheaper and lighter.

BMW are not punting this as a hardcore off-road bike.
 

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #670 on: February 13, 2018, 05:01:07 pm »
Was at Motorradical this afternoon, they are busy manufacturing accessories for the little GS.


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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #671 on: February 13, 2018, 07:21:21 pm »
Where did you get the 500 6 days for R119k?  Thats the price the 250 goes for.
http://ktmcapetown.co.za/ktm-500-exc-f-six-days-2018/   = R156 000
I was tempted to add it to the cart but not at that price ;)

Sorry KTM Centurion's site is woefully outdated. There goes my plan of buying a 350

EDIT: I'm confused now. Raceworks lists it for 123k.

That looks more like it, dunno where that 156k amount comes from?  Unless fitted with all sorts of bling... adds up very quickly..
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #672 on: February 13, 2018, 11:50:40 pm »
Hi Guys,

Oke so we have completed our parts for this bike in i think record time for us.

We will begin with the first batch next week. They will be available from us or from any of our dealers country wide.

Crashbars - R2500
Crashbars come up high and pretty much turns the baby GS into a look alike of its big daddy. Made from 25x2mm Steel tubing mandrel bent, laser cut brackets and TIG Welded. Sandblasted and powder coated. Here is a question for you guys on the colour. Standard colour is matt black, would you think we should make them in a silver to like we do with our 1200 BMW crashbars or stay just with black.?

Pannier Racks - R2150
Allows the use of any soft luggage as well as protection in the event of it being dropped. Made from 19x2mm Steel tubing, laser cut brackets and TIG Welded. Sandblasted and powder coated. These will be available only in black

Bashplate - R1800
Replaces the standard plastic little bashplate the bike has on and adds a lot of protection from stones being kicked up by the front wheel to the oil filter, heat exchanger and the front of the engine. Made from 3mm Aluminium with 2mm stainless steel brackets affixed with aluminium semi-tubular rivets.


Aux Socket - Price to be announced this week (Photos to come)
Adds a Hella socket to the motorcycle that allows the use of any aftermarket accessories. Comes complete with wiring harness, in-line fuse and terminal ends.

Luggage Plate - Price to be announced this week still. (Photos also to come)
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #673 on: February 14, 2018, 07:22:27 am »
"turns the baby GS into a lookalike of it's big daddy"

How do you ever manage to make a small bike look like an oil tanker? :eek7: :pot:

On the bright side, it will probably be the first time an Indian bike gets treated to so much pricey bling. :ricky:
 

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #674 on: February 14, 2018, 08:14:23 am »
Despite the usual drivel from the BMW haters, I think this bike is going to find a good market in ZA.

It is low enough for the shorted rider like the many lady aspirant bikers that ALL the brands are ignoring.
It is going to be a very adequate commuter for those who are tired of lugging their superadventuretourer through traffic.
(I prefer my Vespa GTS for this purpose, but there are those whose masculinity is too fragile to ride one.)

Ride it... you'll like it.   :ricky:

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #675 on: February 14, 2018, 08:30:03 am »
It is low enough for the shorted rider like the many lady aspirant bikers that ALL the brands are ignoring.


I think that is one of the problems, lots of people complaining that it is not so low as they had hoped.
 

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #676 on: February 14, 2018, 09:14:55 am »
pics of fitted spoke wheels...


Chris
While it looks 10 times better it makes me think of the CB500X with the Rally Raid conversion by the time you add up the price it makes very little financial sense. Honda and BMW should just build them this way from the start. From what I understand they loose very little in road manners with these bigger spoked wheels and extra ground clearance. If you want a road bike buy a G310R. I mean why would they put spoked wheels on the GS1200 but not the 310 ? Do they think the 310 will not really be used off road, is cast wheels cheaper to make and fit ?

The R1200GS comes with alloy wheels in many countries.  Spoked in others.  They check the market requirement and do it accordingly.  Personally, I think alloys would do the jop for 90% or more riders anyway.
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #677 on: February 14, 2018, 09:17:05 am »

Yawn! This is getting like DSTV with all the repeats.
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #678 on: February 14, 2018, 09:28:45 am »

Yawn! This is getting like DSTV with all the repeats.

And as with DSTV you keep watching!   :peepwall: :imaposer:
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #679 on: February 14, 2018, 09:33:17 am »
There are 3 seat options low, std, high

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