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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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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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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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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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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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Maybe modify the Adventure G310R to have a similar seat as the R 1200 GS or even take design cues from the front light and fairing. I do like the way it juts outwards.
 

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Flat skid plate will replace the more aesthetically pleasing bottom fairing, crash bars, adventure spokes, better suspension and probably a few more adjustments to make it adventure worthy.
 

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People seem to want the versatility of a ADV bike these days if the Africa Twin enthusiasm I've been reading recently is anything to go by.
 

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We could be waiting a while since their sales goal is in 2020 and the full faired one in partnership with TVS seems to be closer to production.
 
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