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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Just reading the online version of the Motorcycle News (MCN) in UK, a pretty well respected publication.
I was reading about a KTM 390 adventure bike that is due end of year.

Clicky Linky here : https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...390-adventure/

What struck me was the below few words, any one know or have heard about this ?
''BMW with an imminent, GS version of its new G310 twin''
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 06:40 AM
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I don't know for sure, but I don't think there is going to be a twin 310 engine. It would make bike wider and heavier plus with exhaust coming out rear of engine may pose a problem. Maybe if they made a new 400.


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Just reading the online version of the Motorcycle News (MCN) in UK, a pretty well respected publication.
I was reading about a KTM 390 adventure bike that is due end of year.

Clicky Linky here : https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...390-adventure/

What struck me was the below few words, any one know or have heard about this ?
''BMW with an imminent, GS version of its new G310 twin''
Seems the article is 2 articles combined ? If you scroll down you see it somewhere "First posted June 28, 2018".
So this could just be a typo and if it's in the context of 2018, the writer probably meant that the "GS version of the G310R" was coming soon - which indeed came out imminently soon after the june 2018 date stamp of that part of article...

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So this could just be a typo ...

It's MCN - they have a rather tenuous grasp of spelling, punctuation etc, not to mention proofreading.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 12:15 AM
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twin Gs 310 makes no sense. the whole idea is to keep the small cc bike. bmw has plenty of bikes in the neighborhood of 600 or 800.

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I think he means our G310 GS, The GS brother among G310 twins (which are G310R and G310GS). I think I got it right
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 02:27 AM
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i mean, double cylinder 310gs is possible, like the Kawasaki Versys 300. But Kawasaki had this engine already ready, based on their Ninja 300, while bmw does not. so I doubt that they would take this course of action. also, double cylinder in 300 range will increase the rpm significantly, and it is already so high. for instance, you have to rev the versys 300 really high to get to the minimal bottom end torque. i am personally fond of single cylinder bikes. they are not so strong, but they have their own unique character.

I have bikes with 4 cylinders, 3 cylinders, 2 cylinders, and 1 cylinder. each one gives you a different kind of joy in riding. still, my favorite is the old Royal Enfield (not the new one crap, made after 2010) with one cylinder. But it has pushrods (not overhead camshaft) and a very long crankshaft rod. it is like a like Harley but with one cylinder. they called bikes like that 'thumpers'.

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