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    BMW Unveils 2017 G310GS | Motorcyclist


    It's not confirmed yet...whether or not the U.S. market will get this model.

    It isn't exactly hitting the mark, IMO, but it is nice to see someone at least trying to make some kind of "dual sport" BETWEEN 250 and 650 cc...

    What it DOES have:
    -34 horsepower
    -EFI
    -"almost" the right displacement (still slightly smaller than I'd want to see, but the power is fairly good)

    What it does NOT have:
    -light weight (I'm not sure it's really light enough to make bothering with it over the 650GS feasible)
    -wire spoke wheels\


    ???:
    -U.S. availability
    -proven reliability




    Bottom line: if it were about 40 pounds lighter and had wire wheels, I might just buy one! Sadly, it isn't, and it doesn't...typical...
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    Seen this one yet? Looks like Kawasaki is going to make good use of their little P-twin:

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300 | MCN
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    My prayers are being answered!
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    Retro big brother

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    That Kawi looks like a winner. My only experience with BMW was a gs650 and its on my "never gonna buy " list
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    Watching the video makes me thing there are probably too many heavy, unnecessary farkles from the factory that could be shaved down to cater to the buyers wanting a reliable small cc bike that they can throw around and make it on the highway.

    They are trying to make it look kool instead of be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterb View Post
    That Kawi looks like a winner. My only experience with BMW was a gs650 and its on my "never gonna buy " list
    I like the Kawi too, looks like a nice bike and it's looking like a "buy" in a year or two for me.... as long as it comes in a color other than ugly.

    Edit: And the there is a 250 Vstrom apparently too. I've never been a fan though, something about the lack of offroadability they seem to have. what with the oil filters hanging out front and how low they seem to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonBenito View Post
    Seen this one yet? Looks like Kawasaki is going to make good use of their little P-twin:

    MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Versys-X 300 | MCN
    I had not; thanks for posting it up! These are not what I'm looking for for MY next bike, but they are fairly neat little ideas, and a step in the right direction (toward modern >250/<650 dual sports). It's really nice to see that this might be a trend that is starting right now! With Suzuki, BMW, and Kawasaki all apparently on board, it seems likely that Yamaha would follow with a "Tenere 3 (R3 motor)". Of course that still won't be my personal golden ticket to future motorcycling joy, but it will be cool to see Yamaha's version. I feel that Honda, if it does anything, will just do some updates on the 500X, in 2019 or so.

    The Kawasaki does have wire wheels, which is awesome, but the estimated weight is exactly the same as the BMW (I'd presume that's how the author garnered the estimate...). Also the seat is not going to work for dual sporting. I will concede though, that these ARE ADV machines...they aren't supposed to be dual sports, haha.
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    This discussion got me thinking of this again: https://www.rushlane.com/ktm-200-adv...-12188983.html . Could be good.



    Also, while checking out some of the others, I came across the Africa Twin Enduro concept! THIS is what the AT should have been in the first place, IMO. The author says it is, "a lot more CRF and a lot less big adventure bike"!

    The Honda Africa Twin Enduro Concept Is A Giant Dirt Bike | Cycle World
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