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Just got message from dealer that delivery to US market delayed again this time till some time in Sept, effectively killing the riding season for this year in the northern states, so now in northern states the bike is will have to wait till next spring (year) to get a good ride in and complete the break in... not a good move on BMW part, its not like the bike is a fresh build it has been in production for over 2 yrs overseas, now things we have to consider is the purchase price per year of bike, and warranty timeframe for the bike to be in storage for 4-5 months of winter......
 

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...not a good move on BMW part, its not like the bike is a fresh build it has been in production for over 2 yrs overseas...
Where? It has just recently been released in parts of Asia and Europe. I've not seen any reports of anyone anywhere taking delivery of a G310R before April of this year.
 

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not sure where, do believe in india, but there are 2016 year models out there and the model being released here in states is a 2018 model year

(The bike is to be commercially released after the 2016 event in India*...) googled it
 

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not sure where, do believe in india, but there are 2016 year models out there and the model being released here in states is a 2018 model year

(The bike is to be commercially released after the 2016 event in India*...) googled it
That information was a prediction, which later turned out to be a pipe dream. In fact, BMW has not released any in India, and has announced that they won't until they've been able to set up a dealer network there. So even though the bike is manufactured in India, they may be among the last countries where you can buy one.
 

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From following past bike releases I noticed the typical route is Europe and or Large Asian Markets > Americas > Smaller Asian Markets and Smaller Markets. Can't blame them for it, always launch where sales will be most favorable. Last thing they need is poor sales from launch.
 

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Wow, what a way for BMW to lose sales in the States. Some people may not be willing to wait a whole season for the G310R and look elsewhere. This also means the adventure model will be delayed as well since its release is supposed to come after the G310R.
 

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exactly liquid, this means if they deliver on present schedule for northern states the bike will not be rideable / usable until 2nd qtr of 2018, and in another few months the 2019 model will come available so why would anyone want a last year model at full price, BMW and /or dealers gonna have to make a few concessions to make this 3rd delay palatable, which sux since I have already pre purschased the bike, but am currently looking at other options.........
 

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Would you all prefer that they release a bug-ridden, destined-to-be-recalled, beta version of the bike?

Again, the G310R is just now beginning to trickle out to dealers, after BMW had more trouble working out the manufacturing kinks than they apparently expected. There have been zero reports of any buyers anywhere getting their hands on one before just a couple of months ago. And it's being built in a single factory in Hosur, with BMW quality control guys inspecting each one that comes off the assembly line. Any bike that doesn't meet their specs gets crushed. And being a new design, from a new factory, you can be sure that more than a few of them have ended up on the scrap heap. Personally, I'd much prefer that other people beta-test the design before I get the chance to hand over my hard-earned cash.

This isn't a Foxconn operation, with millions of units rolling off the factory floor. So BMW is going to do the smart thing and target those few available units to places where they can expect them to have the most positive sales impact. And that means places other than the U.S. Because most of us here are besotted with size and horsepower, and the G310 is most likely to sell here in very, very small numbers. Frankly, I'm astounded (and pleased) that they even have plans to sell them here.

There have been rumors that BMW plans to release the R and GS versions simultaneously here in the U.S. So there may not be a delay for the GS this fall (which is when it was always intended to be released).

In any case, I live in Oregon, and if I don't ride in crappy weather, I don't ride at all. So even if it finally comes out in mid-winter, I'll still get out there and break in the engine and get the bike ready for spring and summer touring. We have a saying here: There is no bad weather, only bad clothes.
 

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Patience is key, though some may worry about their riding skills getting a bit rusty without hitting the road this riding season. A least it'll give you a good excuse to shop around for heated accessories for when the g310r deliveries starts up again.

Though I have noticed a lot of g310r posts from Japan and Korea on social media sites. So their supply seems to be on schedule.
 

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for one the bike has been released in other venues, check the forums, has nothing to do with bug ridden has to do with value for product, if it is going to sit around for 4 months, with warranty and value diminishing without use, and when the use of the vehicle opens up within months of the next model year, so why would you purchase a bike at full price then wait till next model year comes out to use it,
 

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Not a darn thing to do with patience or skills getting rusty, has to do with a mid Sept 2017 release of the bike is the same as a May 2018 release, doesn't matter where bike is stored at dealer or in garage, the issue is are you willing to wait till 2018 for last years bike at full price, might as well either wait and buy last years model from dealer at reduced price or wait a month and buy next years model, all I was saying and anyone that has a clue about business or financials understands not sticking to schedule has costs. and bmw has to understand that
 

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Some will be willing to wait and some won't, luckily I belong in the latter group and my brother's bike is available to me until I get my own. You make a great point about getting last year's model at a reduced price, can't imagine BMW making any changes to the g310r between this year and the next, so I assume you get the same bike but at a lower cost.
 

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Hello Folks, I'm based in the U.K., Scotland to be precise. I took ownership of my bike last weekend...I had ordered it in February this year. I'm impressed with the discussion topics on this forum, and enjoy reading the various views and news items people have. All I can say is, it's well worth the wait, for the bike...you'll all enjoy it once you get delivery.
 

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BMW could be shuffling around G310R allocation to other markets because BMW Motorrad South Africa just launched the G310R in Johannesburg.
 

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I think BMW might be allocating the bikes to markets with learner and restriction requirements first. Do you have any learner or restriction requirements in the US or can somebody with a freshly laminated licence hop onto a litre bike?
 
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