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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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500CC Segment In 2020 Sales Plan



BMW’s sales figures has been increasing every year; with 115,215 units sold in 2013, 123,495 units in 2014, and this year they managed to hit 123,499 units without accounting for the month of December. But to meet their new goal of 200,000 motorcycles by 2020, they will need to extend their sub-500cc segment’s lineup starting with the G310R.

The G310R was designed to be the basis of a family of bikes and Motorcycle News’ insider said we will be seeing half faired and ‘adventure’ bike versions of the G310R a short while after its release.

Maybe we’ll see the G310R redesigned into something like the R 1200 GS Adventure since it is a popular model, taking 4th place in the 2015 BMW Motorrad ranking. If they’re going to market an adventure version, may as well base it off a tried and true model.



A shortly released half faired version of the G310R is going to have the KTM Duke 390 as its main competition, the only segment rival that’s naked. We’ll most likely see the front fairing removed so it could look a bit like the F800R.



What do you guys think of my speculations? Possible future adventure and half faired models? And do you have something else in mind for BMW’s 500cc and under segment?

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 11:29 AM
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I wouldn't mind a half faired model that is along the lines of the G310R but just more in power and of course with features that keep it in line with the rest in its segment.
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post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-11-2015, 11:16 AM
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An affordable 500cc R 1200 GS Adventure would be the perfect touring/adventure bike! Not quite sure how that would work. Would BMW just put the G310R engine into a similar frame?
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post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-15-2015, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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BMW is more likely to modify the G310R frame than put a sub 500cc engine into the R 1200 GS Adventure body. Maybe raise the ground clearance, better suspension, etc.
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post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-15-2015, 01:40 PM
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I can see that being possible as it's a cheaper way of accomplishing what they're trying to do.
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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-16-2015, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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The G310R already has a relaxed riding position so BMW will just need to make it more adventure worthy.
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post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-18-2015, 01:56 PM
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How long do moto companies take before releasing a variant? If BMW is going to come out with an adventure model shortly then I may as well wait a bit.
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I think it can be as soon as a year after, so if you can wait that long you might as well. Some people will be in more in need of a bike. A year is a long wait.
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post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 10:26 AM
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An affordable 500cc R 1200 GS Adventure would be the perfect touring/adventure bike! Not quite sure how that would work. Would BMW just put the G310R engine into a similar frame?
you cant have a 500cc R1200.. that literally makes no sense...



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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-22-2015, 11:19 AM
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Not directly stick the 500cc engine into the R1200. Maybe take some design cues from it.
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