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    Default Re: Exclusive: xBhp rides BMW G310 R & G310 GS

    Good review. Lovely pics. The pic comparo between the bigger adventure bike and 310GS shows how tiny 310GS is in comparison. Folks here in India have been following ownership threads of the BMW twins in forums abroad. Been such a long wait but it all now boils down to pricing. The initial reports on the pricing of both bikes don't look promising. Hope BMW throws a surprise and prices it competitively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whencut86 View Post
    Good review. Lovely pics. The pic comparo between the bigger adventure bike and 310GS shows how tiny 310GS is in comparison. Folks here in India have been following ownership threads of the BMW twins in forums abroad. Been such a long wait but it all now boils down to pricing. The initial reports on the pricing of both bikes don't look promising. Hope BMW throws a surprise and prices it competitively.
    Completely agree. I booked the GS with the hope that it will end up at 3.5 on road, give or take 10k. Anything more, I will more likely go the 390 way.

    Let's see. We should have clarity on the pricing by the 2nd week of July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinbala123 View Post
    Completely agree. I booked the GS with the hope that it will end up at 3.5 on road, give or take 10k. Anything more, I will more likely go the 390 way.

    Let's see. We should have clarity on the pricing by the 2nd week of July.
    3.5 is still overpriced for a bike made in India. It is a bare minimum bike with not much of electronics except for ABS which can be turned on or off. Even if we consider a small premium for the BMW badge, the 310R (since it is a naked bike) can be priced same as or slightly above Apache RR 310. The 310GS can be priced so as to achieve an on-road price of 3-3.2 lakhs which is still premium but people will be willing to accept given the BMW badge. Anything above this, the bike will be grossly overpriced. People are taking the current bikes in market to Leh, Spiti, Bhutan and most places across India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whencut86 View Post
    3.5 is still overpriced for a bike made in India. It is a bare minimum bike with not much of electronics except for ABS which can be turned on or off. Even if we consider a small premium for the BMW badge, the 310R (since it is a naked bike) can be priced same as or slightly above Apache RR 310. The 310GS can be priced so as to achieve an on-road price of 3-3.2 lakhs which is still premium but people will be willing to accept given the BMW badge. Anything above this, the bike will be grossly overpriced. People are taking the current bikes in market to Leh, Spiti, Bhutan and most places across India.
    Yes. I agree with all that you have said. But here are things that one ought to consider.

    1. There is no running away from paying for the BMW badge. That's a given. How much is really the question. I do believe that the fit and finish will be superior to anything that's built in the country, not including ckd or cbu.

    2. It's a GS and if it behaves like how a baby GS should, that's going to be a huge factor in convincing someone to buy it. You can look it two way - I am paying 3.5 lakhs for a 300 cc engine with 30 something bhp and 20 something torque. If this is the hat you are going to wear, then this bike won't make any sense. Instead, a Duke 390 which offers some phemon tech at that price point should be the way to go. OR you can look at it as - for 3.5 lakhs, I am getting a baby GS that does what it is supposed to do - be comfortable, plush, stable, predictable, fun - all those things that you normally associate with a GS. If the bike doesn't do that, that's going to be a deal breaker.

    Unfortunately, the majority of the first buyers would not have ridden the bigger GS vehicles to know how a baby GS should ride and will be more or less guided by price as the primary decision making factor.


    On a side note, I am baffled that the guys over at kawasaki india have still not revised the price of the versys 300. If they did that, got in more low end grunt and threw in a decent saddle, it would have been the game changer, not the one we are all waiting for

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    Quote Originally Posted by whencut86 View Post
    3.5 is still overpriced for a bike made in India. It is a bare minimum bike with not much of electronics except for ABS which can be turned on or off. Even if we consider a small premium for the BMW badge, the 310R (since it is a naked bike) can be priced same as or slightly above Apache RR 310. The 310GS can be priced so as to achieve an on-road price of 3-3.2 lakhs which is still premium but people will be willing to accept given the BMW badge. Anything above this, the bike will be grossly overpriced. People are taking the current bikes in market to Leh, Spiti, Bhutan and most places across India.
    Yes. I agree with all that you have said. But here are things that one ought to consider.

    1. There is no running away from paying for the BMW badge. That's a given. How much is really the question. I do believe that the fit and finish will be superior to anything that's built in the country, not including ckd or cbu.

    2. It's a GS and if it behaves like how a baby GS should, that's going to be a huge factor in convincing someone to buy it. You can look it two way - I am paying 3.5 lakhs for a 300 cc engine with 30 something bhp and 20 something torque. If this is the hat you are going to wear, then this bike won't make any sense. Instead, a Duke 390 which offers some phemon tech at that price point should be the way to go. OR you can look at it as - for 3.5 lakhs, I am getting a baby GS that does what it is supposed to do - be comfortable, plush, stable, predictable, fun - all those things that you normally associate with a GS. If the bike doesn't do that, that's going to be a deal breaker.

    Unfortunately, the majority of the first buyers would not have ridden the bigger GS vehicles to know how a baby GS should ride and will be more or less guided by price as the primary decision making factor.


    On a side note, I am baffled that the guys over at kawasaki india have still not revised the price of the versys 300. If they did that, got in more low end grunt and threw in a decent saddle, it would have been the game changer, not the one we are all waiting for

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    Check this out - a short video on our ride of BMW G310 duo in Australia
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    BMW can go shoot themselves if they price the G310R above the Duke 390, it doesn't get as many features as the Duke, is not as powerful, doesn't look that great(subjective), it is made in India and is priced cheaper than the 390 outside India!
    Please don't bring the argument of it being premium when the Apache 310RR is basically the same bike but just faired and doesn't have BMW a badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhishekilke View Post
    BMW can go shoot themselves if they price the G310R above the Duke 390, it doesn't get as many features as the Duke, is not as powerful, doesn't look that great(subjective), it is made in India and is priced cheaper than the 390 outside India!
    Please don't bring the argument of it being premium when the Apache 310RR is basically the same bike but just faired and doesn't have BMW a badge.
    But but but, imagine the social status!

    You can brag that you have a BMW!

    Everyone will look up on you as you casually ride down the streets on the mighty BMW!

    It could be a possible chick magnet!

    It could be possible to meet the PM and president just because you have a BMW!

    You could solve world hunger!
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    Default Re: Exclusive: xBhp rides BMW G310 R & G310 GS

    Excellent in-depth review. And stunning captures as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Excellent in-depth review. And stunning captures as well!
    looks like very well built machines ,

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