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The G310R is offered with BMW's first sub 500cc engine.

They did some cool stuff to it.

Its been canted 180 degrees rearward in order to put the intake tract sticking straight forward.

the little single cylinder motor also has dual overhead cams and produces 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.
 

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Great that BMW is trying to hit the lower cc market but some people think that they're devaluing their brand by producing a 313cc bike.
I'm all for variety but we'll wait and see if it's a good move on their end with sales numbers.
 

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Great that BMW is trying to hit the lower cc market but some people think that they're devaluing their brand by producing a 313cc bike.
I'm all for variety but we'll wait and see if it's a good move on their end with sales numbers.
As long as they keep doing what they've always done with the higher end models and do enough to differentiate them from the lower end bikes, I doubt it will be an issue.
 

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As long as they keep doing what they've always done with the higher end models and do enough to differentiate them from the lower end bikes, I doubt it will be an issue.
no thats one of the worst things to do ever. It creates a two tier system, these are the good BMW's these are not. BMW needs to keep the relationship between the high and low close, they need the cache of the higher end models to help sell the lower ones. they need the high quality rep to migrate to a lower price point...
 

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no thats one of the worst things to do ever. It creates a two tier system, these are the good BMW's these are not. BMW needs to keep the relationship between the high and low close, they need the cache of the higher end models to help sell the lower ones. they need the high quality rep to migrate to a lower price point...
That makes sense, having that cross promotion going on between models helps the brand as a whole rather than creating a great divide.
 

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So quality for a good price?
or at least the appearance of quality... we'll see how the rest of the world takes to a budget BMW produced in India. but I have a feeling Motorrad assumes most people in the westerwold will go for the big ones anyways...
 

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I think BMW has another new bike that kind of creates a two tier system. The new BMW scrambler has a few lower spec parts so that they can be produced at a cheaper cost and sold for less. Not sure if the same will happen with the G310R.
Granted it's more of a quality separation than a power one like the 313cc.
 

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That makes sense, ensuring the vitals that really matter are done right is what they know we care about most, the rest, will fly.
 

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I think BMW has another new bike that kind of creates a two tier system. The new BMW scrambler has a few lower spec parts so that they can be produced at a cheaper cost and sold for less. Not sure if the same will happen with the G310R.
Granted it's more of a quality separation than a power one like the 313cc.
The nineT is a modular platform. Theres 3 or 4 bikes based on that architecture.
 

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or at least the appearance of quality... we'll see how the rest of the world takes to a budget BMW produced in India. but I have a feeling Motorrad assumes most people in the westerwold will go for the big ones anyways...
Heard the g310r was designed with the Asian market in mind so I can see why Motorrad had that assumption.
 

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Motorrad is thinking of the experienced rider demographic, there will always be new riders who wants a motorcycle that won't fly out from under them. The g310r may be aimed at the Asian market but it'll still sell elsewhere.
 

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Motorrad is thinking of the experienced rider demographic, there will always be new riders who wants a motorcycle that won't fly out from under them. The g310r may be aimed at the Asian market but it'll still sell elsewhere.
totally, no one is saying it won't. Just that in markets outside of SE asia the G will offer only mild sales increases...
 

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On the plus side it will be a good way to test the waters in some markets, who knows, maybe there might be more potential for the product than they originally thought.
 

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It's made the most awaited motorcycle launch list on International Business Times, India Edition so there's probably a large market there.
 
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