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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Wow!! Thanks for sharing your experiences with the new R Midget.

    Counting the days now for the GS arrival!

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    R Midget
    Hahahahaha
    That's funny

    Voni, is red a color choice?

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    Early Prototype


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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    R Midget
    Hahahahaha
    That's funny

    Voni, is red a color choice?
    g310GS.jpg

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    The Racing Red non-metallic variant gives the BMW G 310 GS a classic GS paint finish. The full red color showcases the flyline especially compellingly, setting it perfectly apart from the light side trim elements with BMW emblem, the black grained plastic surfaces and the light rear section. In the engine area, light accentuations in Dime Silver matte provide a clear visual separation of the dark technical area from the body of the motorcycle, thereby further highlighting the bike’s upright proportions."

    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...for-2017-debut

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    First test
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    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...s-first-review

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    Not a bad review. The "wordy" comparisons to the larger BMW didn't add much for me. It looks like tubeless tires? The metzlers were what came on my f800 (tubes) and were a decent tire.
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    A review, from Spain(?), with no words. Posted 9.20.2017

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    I really like the style of this presentation. A treat for the eye and the ears. Really shows the capability of the bike over a variety of terrain. No hype, just get on and ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    I really like the style of this presentation. A treat for the eye and the ears. Really shows the capability of the bike over a variety of terrain. No hype, just get on and ride.
    I agree; that was very pleasant. I was ready to buy at the end.

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    Read all about it!

    http://magazine.cyclenews.com/i/8851...ober-10-2017/0

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    The GS does not have provisions for bags. Either use the top case or soft bags.
    Not what I expected.


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    This 'little' bike will be a big seller for BMW and I can't wait to see the GS version or better yet and Adventure model with bigger gas tank and spoked wheels.
    The luggage situation is perfect as soft bags is what you want for the off-road crowd at least. I'm sure that the aftermarket will also come up with hard bags.
    Haven't ridden one yet as our weather has been horrible lately but I will soon
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    My wife is supremely disappointed at the seat height (32.6 inches). Why on earth does BMW insist on making a (small) bike that 90% of women cannot ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    My wife is supremely disappointed at the seat height (32.6 inches). Why on earth does BMW insist on making a (small) bike that 90% of women cannot ride?
    Maybe you can swap the suspension with a 310R bike owner that wants a taller ride?

    They seem to be getting better on paying attention to saddle height. A recent newsletter from the Mother Ship had more detail on saddle height for the various models than I recall before.

    Another issue is not wanting to give you decent capacity fuel tank on the bigger GS models unless they make it a really big deal. Having a 300 mile range should be an available option without buying into an adventure package. Not having to be a gas station maven on a trip should be reasonable option for a rider of this brand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    My wife is supremely disappointed at the seat height (32.6 inches). Why on earth does BMW insist on making a (small) bike that 90% of women cannot ride?
    It's not just BMW. At the AIMExpo in Columbus a few weeks ago. I saw lots of folks trying many manufacturers' bikes on for size, shaking their heads and walking away disappointed. Low seat height probably explains the popularity of cruiser style bikes - it may not be the style that attracts, it's just that a cruiser is the only bike that fits. I don't recall seat height being such an issue on the "standard" bikes of the '70s.
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