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CycleWorld had a chance to test the G310R, see everything they had to say here and discuss below

We knew that BMW had a sub-500cc model in the works, and here it is: the 2016 G310R, a compact city-type roadster that will be unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. This new 2016 G310R—built in India by TVS Motor Company, a partner of BMW Motorrad—is designed to compete with the likes of the KTM 390 Duke and the many small-displacement machines from Japan such as the Honda CBR300R, the Kawasaki Ninja 300, and the Yamaha YZF-R3.
So, what is this new BMW G310R? It’s an all-new bike designed for “relaxed, stress-free” riding, and power is provided by an all-new engine—a liquid-cooled 313cc DOHC 4-valve single with electronic fuel injection. Interestingly, the intake is on the forward edge of the cylinder, which has been canted rearward to create room for the injection. With an 80.0mm bore and 62.1mm stroke, this new BMW single puts out a claimed 34 horsepower at 9,500 rpm, backed by 21 pound-feet of torque at 7,500 rpm. Claimed weight of the bike? Just a hair below 350 lb. The KTM 390 Duke, for the record, tips the scales at a claimed 342 lb.
 

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313cc is enough for me to tour around the country when I want to or take it on lazy rides. Don't really need more than that but I may wait for the adventure variant and see if that would suit my needs better. One good point I saw in a comment is that the seat height was designed with short riders in mind. Tall riders may not be comfortable on sub 500cc bikes. Maybe BMW should come out with an adjustable seat and handlebars for people of various sizes?
 

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313cc is enough for me to tour around the country when I want to or take it on lazy rides. Don't really need more than that but I may wait for the adventure variant and see if that would suit my needs better. One good point I saw in a comment is that the seat height was designed with short riders in mind. Tall riders may not be comfortable on sub 500cc bikes. Maybe BMW should come out with an adjustable seat and handlebars for people of various sizes?
Ergo's of the adventure version might be what you find more of a difference in. But the current version may already have ergos to your liking.
 

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313cc is enough for me to tour around the country when I want to or take it on lazy rides. Don't really need more than that but I may wait for the adventure variant and see if that would suit my needs better. One good point I saw in a comment is that the seat height was designed with short riders in mind. Tall riders may not be comfortable on sub 500cc bikes. Maybe BMW should come out with an adjustable seat and handlebars for people of various sizes?
most companies do offer a lower/taller seat height accessory for this exact reason.
 

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Good point, that will go a long way in helping people to get that extra bit they need to get it just right.
 

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Going to be interesting to read their ride review of the g310r. cycleworld is one of those publications I trust to give me accurate reviews.
 

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If they do test the g310r, it'll most likely be in Asia since the bike has already been showcased at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo and at the Auto Expo 2016 in India.
 

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If that's the case it will also be in Indonesia, that's anther market which gets a similar line up of bikes that Thailand does, be on the look out of what riders over their are talking about, as well as the media outlets.
 
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