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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #360 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Sorry KTM Centurion's site is woefully outdated.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 #361 on: February 13, 2018, 02:25:57 pm »
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 ?
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #362 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 #363 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 #364 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Sorry KTM Centurion's site is woefully outdated.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 #365 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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If you want to see the bike in the flesh come down to the GS Challenge Wester Cape Qualifiers. Bike will be on the display with all the kit including our Soft Luggage.

Thanks guys.


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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #366 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.)

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #367 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 #368 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 #369 on: February 14, 2018, 09:17:05 am »

Yawn! This is getting like DSTV with all the repeats.
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« Reply #370 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 #371 on: February 14, 2018, 09:33:17 am »
There are 3 seat options low, std, high

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #372 on: February 14, 2018, 10:41:07 am »

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

You should love it then. Your honda has been on repeat for the last 30 years
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #373 on: February 14, 2018, 11:50:51 am »
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #374 on: February 14, 2018, 01:27:48 pm »

At least it lasts and goes, but really 35 pages of saying the same thing over and over gets a bit much.
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #375 on: February 14, 2018, 01:32:08 pm »

At least it lasts and goes, but really 35 pages of saying the same thing over and over gets a bit much.
Just like the DSTV repeats, you are not forced to relive them...
 

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #376 on: February 14, 2018, 02:07:24 pm »

At least it lasts and goes, but really 35 pages of saying the same thing over and over gets a bit much.

You actually read every post to make this call!?

I bet you watch 7de Laan too!   :lol8:
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #377 on: February 14, 2018, 03:44:34 pm »
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.

The dealers networks are consulted on what specification of each model to bring into the distribution area.
For example in ZA, the R1200GS and the Adventure were sold with pannier brackets standard (factory fitted is cheaper than buying as an extra).
They felt it was more marketable that way (and the sales prove it !)
Likewise the non-ABS was "bare bones" whereas the ABS version was "Full house" factory fitted options.
Easier to manage marketing and trade-ins later.

It may well be that strategic pricing strategy for the ZA market meant that spoked wheels
could have increased the price past a tipping point and made the bike less price competitive.

I do agree that the G310Adv looks MUCH better and will likely perform better with the spoked wheels.
Perhaps I should sell my big brute 1200 and buy one...?  With spoked wheels of course!
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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #378 on: February 14, 2018, 06:52:18 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.

Mike, well done all the mods for the bike, they look good!

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Re: BMW G310GS
« Reply #379 on: February 14, 2018, 07:05:58 pm »
pics of fitted spoke wheels...


Chris

Not sure if that has been asked yet?  Canít read between all the crap negativity posted here.

What would a spoked rim set like that cost? Ball park?
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