BMW Motorrad have revealed the G 310 GS compact adventure tourer at EICMA.
The new adv is based on the single-cylinder G 310 series co-developed with TVS; the company’s first modern attempt at a compact single. Already having made headlines, the new G 310 GS gets a much-loved suffix and opens up a new avenue for BMW Motorrad with, what we’re sure is, a bunch of people who have been craving a motorcycle in thie vein.
The G 310 GS uses the same 313-cc DOHC, backward-tilted single-cylinder engine as the 310 R, with 34 PS at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The front wheel is now a 19-inch cast alloy wheel with 110/80 R19 rubber, while the rear is a 17-incher that wears 150/70 R17 rubber. The suspension travel, front and rear, is now 180 mm: 40 and 49 mm more than the G 310 R respectively. The seat height is 835 mm, with options for an 820-mm high unit or even an 850-mm high one. Even with the bridge-type tubular spaceframe and quality bits like the USD fork, long rear swingarm with standard two-channel ABS and LCD info-console, it weighs in at 169.5 kg dry.
The G 310 GS will be available in base form in Cosmic Black non-metallic, while there are two premium paint options in the Racing Red metallic and Pearl White metallic shades.
BMW Motorrad hold true to the promise of quality material and craft with reliability and brand value adding to the mix. The G 310 GS will be a sought-after dual-purpose bike for many. What, with it being the entry to the BMW Motorrad arena with a GS in the name!
This is definitely coming to India. Hold your horses until the official launch. Expected price tag? Sub Rs 5 lakh for sure, we’d like to believe.
Story: Jim Gorde