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BMW G310R South African Launch
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:50:22 pm »
So this happened today:

http://www.bikesa.net/2017/06/28/bmw-g310r-around-town/

I'm looking forward to the GS version that will most likely be here in January next year.

Any questions/queries/gratuitous insults?
 

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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 09:43:32 am »
I read these reviews and it's like a completely different bike than I looked at. Must be some BMW brainwashing which I'm immune to. (I live my BMW btw  :biggrin: )
Looking at workmanship I would go for the 300 Versys, which will probably price around the same as the GS.
If the GS is the same build as the R, the Versys will be the easy choice as it is really finished off well and solid.
 

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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 09:46:17 am »
Ek dink een van ons Journos op die site het dit mooi opgesom na sy toets van die baaik
"Rykgat 20somethings wat niks van bikes af weet nie gaan dit geniet"
 

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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 09:47:58 am »
Ek dink een van ons Journos op die site het dit mooi opgesom na sy toets van die baaik
"Rykgat 20somethings wat niks van bikes af weet nie gaan dit geniet"

Jy begin so effe na 2SD klink.   >:D
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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 09:54:36 am »
Ek dink een van ons Journos op die site het dit mooi opgesom na sy toets van die baaik
"Rykgat 20somethings wat niks van bikes af weet nie gaan dit geniet"

Jy begin so effe na 2SD klink.   >:D

 :biggrin:

Wel ek dink nie hy is verkeerd oor sy BMW fanboy teorie nie.
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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2017, 09:57:22 am »
I watched the KTM390 duke video from BikeSA site last night. Man, this little bike really looks the business and as much as I think this little 310 is great, that bike for a mere 6k more is a better option.

Go watch the video, it's very entertaining.

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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 12:52:22 pm »
Bike looks tiny











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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 12:55:07 pm »
Ek dink een van ons Journos op die site het dit mooi opgesom na sy toets van die baaik
"Rykgat 20somethings wat niks van bikes af weet nie gaan dit geniet"

Jy begin so effe na 2SD klink.   >:D

 :biggrin:

Wel ek dink nie hy is verkeerd oor sy BMW fanboy teorie nie.

Hmmm .... ek rus my tas.

Dan is daar natuurlik die teenoorgestelde van 'n BMW Fanboy.  Die BMW hatergirl ....  Ek noem nou nie name nie.   >:D
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 02:22:01 pm by TheBear »
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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 12:56:32 pm »
I watched the KTM390 duke video from BikeSA site last night. Man, this little bike really looks the business and as much as I think this little 310 is great, that bike for a mere 6k more is a better option.

Go watch the video, it's very entertaining.

I tend to agree, but in that price range and the people likely to buy, R6k is not a mere R6k.  It is 10%.  Sort of like R100k on a R1m car.  It could just put it out of range.
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Re: BMW G310R South African Launch
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2017, 01:15:52 pm »
I read these reviews and it's like a completely different bike than I looked at. Must be some BMW brainwashing which I'm immune to. (I live my BMW btw  :biggrin: )
Looking at workmanship I would go for the 300 Versys, which will probably price around the same as the GS.
If the GS is the same build as the R, the Versys will be the easy choice as it is really finished off well and solid.

Ek dink jy het daai duikbril aangehad toe jy gaan kyk het.  :biggrin:

What strikes me as interesting is the "we saw 160kph very easily" I've seen guys on youtube do about 167kph but I always thought maybe they are going downhill with tailwind.

The KTM390 duke is definitely the more...peppy and exciting one. I think the Z300 will be amazing. If I was to get a streetbike it would definitely be between the 390 and Z300 The Yamaha R3 is even better I reckon although not a naked.
If I was looking for a purely naked street bike and leave reliability out of the equation I'd also go for the 390, but I would like to see if the price is indeed R69K - On their website it says RRP but I'll be surprised if that bike out the door is under R76k.




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