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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
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    A Luftmeister fairing with lowers, Big bucket King/Queen cloth velour saddle seat, Krauser bags with nerf bars, Big chrome crash bars with hiway pegs. Harley Tour Pack. Hummmm, OK, will do that to a R100 and mount the 310 on the front fender as a ornament. Just teasin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I see the R and GS have optional luggage racks and two different topcases, but no panniers.
    I wonder if they will have small optional panniers in the future.
    I'm sure Al Jesse can come up with something.
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    If Hepco-Becker can come up with removable hard luggage for the S1000RR, and felt there was a business case for doing so, then I'm sure there will be someone making luggage for the 310R and GS.
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    For some it will be touring bike. Back in '90 at Bulow campground, got up one mourning and a Honda Rebel 250 was parked next to my tent. The owner was getting out of his tent. Nice guy, he rode down from North Carolina. We exchanged pleasanties. Grown man on that little Rebel. Never said a thing to him about that bike being little. He was a small guy on a small bike, but to me he was big man on a big bike. I still tip my hat to him and anyone else who do what they have to do to get the job done. The BMW 310 will be a good representive of the BMW brand.

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    Still using a very clean 89 Honda Transalp as my around town and fire road bike. The 310 GS looks like a suitable successor. (The TA has only about 40 rwhp but nice upright Japanese ergos typical of the era)

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    I am curious about something. Will the purchasers of the G310 GS be allowed to hang out with the GS GIANTS, or will they have to form their own group called the GS dwarfs, midgets or something appropriate for smaller stature ?
    I would DARE say it's not a DWARF! I started a group on facebook already for them and called them the GS Smalls!

    I have a deposit down and am waiting for the first one from Irv Seaver in CA!
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    Invite them to visit our forum please. I love that you can easily access information and threads here. I appreciate both FB and our very informative forum!

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    Finally listed on Canadian BMW Motorrad site http://www.bmw-motorrad.ca.

    Nice to see they are calling out a minimum octane rating of 91 RON. In Canada and the USA our pumps show the average of RON and MON (MON+RON)/2= AKI. Since we don't know the MON in this case (somewhat lower than RON by a large single digit) I am guessing the minimum expressed in AKI will be somewhere close to 87 which is 'regular' fuel at our pumps.

    Very affordable (along with high claimed fuel economy) for anyone doing a lot of riding.
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    Fuel management would be a possible concern for some as 2.9 gal is an adventure in the making.

    Spoken from learning the same tank capacity on our KTM Duke 390 and less than 200 mile range...fuel often would be my words of wisdom. The 310 no doubt gets a bit more economy on fuel than the 390...but...
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    I just got back from the Calgary Motorcycle Show where I spoke to the BMW Motorrad Canada folks about the G310GS. Even though the guide handed out at the show said the bike would be there, it was not. I inquired as to when it would arrive in Canada and first they said 'fall' 2017 since it was considered a 2018 model but then dug into their printed handout which stated 'summer' 2017. I pushed more and fortunately a rep from our local dealer came by and said that if I put a deposit down he would tell me 'this August'. As to price they were very non-committal mentioning the 'R' version was priced at $5250 CAD MSRP and that this one would be 'around $1000 CAD more'. Dunno but $6250 is not the price one would expect for a 300cc entry level 'world bike' made for the masses in India. I would really hope they would price it under $6000 CAD but time will tell.

    Kind of a strange experience as they dismissively said "you know this is not a bike to ride off road with", and "there are far better bikes for that". Heck I went off-roading with my Honda 90 in the '70s. It was almost as if they were pushing me away from the bike to the big GS - even though, explained I was thinking of using it to ride gravel and dirt roads such as our local 'Forestry Trunk Roads and to travel to and from them.

    Glad I have other sources for information such as this forum.
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    Thanks for your updated information. We are waiting. Almost patiently.

    Come on Summer 2017!

    August is not summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
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    Kind of a strange experience as they dismissively said "you know this is not a bike to ride off road with", and "there are far better bikes for that". Heck I went off-roading with my Honda 90 in the '70s. It was almost as if they were pushing me away from the bike to the big GS - even though, explained I was thinking of using it to ride gravel and dirt roads such as our local 'Forestry Trunk Roads and to travel to and from them.

    Glad I have other sources for information such as this forum.
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    Some dealers, with a 1200 on the floor, might say anything about a 310 to try to sell the unsold 1200. Just be fully aware of who is speaking to you. If you trust them with your money, OK. If not, buyer beware.

    p.s. I absolutely trust the dealer I deal with.
    p.p.s. When I said I wanted two 310s they did not try to sell me 1200s.
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    A $1000 price difference sure seems a big leap as looking at models doesn't show major differences like a GS vs. GSA
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