I'm from Singapore, and have been riding a pre-owned G310GS with about 4000km on it. When coming back from a leisurely ride up Malaysia, the engine seized up and locked my rear wheels, before dying completely. Thank god it happened at a low speed, and I was able to control the bike as a result.
After 2 weeks of bureaucratic red tape, my service advisor got my engine tore apart completely, and found that the oil pump was broken into pieces (Probably due to a production defect, as there was no way anything could have damaged it), which inadvertently caused the camshafts to seize up due to the lack of oil.
BMW has approved a new engine for my dealer to order, but the time frame given currently is a few weeks to a month, not including the 2 weeks it took for them to dismantle the engine. That's an awfully long time, considering that it's my daily rider. I've been informed that a loaner or an extended warranty is not an option in Singapore, even for the bigger GSes with problems.
Having said that, the dealer was great in keeping me updated, and were most apologetic. I do hope I get my bike back soon though.
Long story short, I do have serious doubts about the production quality of the bike, the lead time for the parts when it breaks down - And support by BMW (No loaner bike, no extended warranty) for the inconvenience.
Hope this post gives potential owners of the G310GS some things to think about and consider, particularly if you are located in hot regions like Singapore.
As for the bike itself, I've really enjoyed riding it in the city. It's an excellent touring bike as well, as long as you see it for what it is - A 313cc bike.
Last edited by falconone; 10-06-2019 at 05:10 PM.
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