In India, the all-new BMW G 310 GS could be priced around Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
Compared to the naked G 310 R, the BMW G 310 GS has longer travel suspension and larger front wheel.
BMW Motorrad has revealed India launch details of the all-new G310 R street naked and the G 310 GS adventure bikes. Designed under joint venture of BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company, both the motorcycles will hit Indian roads in the second half of next year. First previewed at the 2016 EICMA in Milan, the BMW G 310 GS tourer is based on the G 310 R and shares some of its design and styling bits with the popular F 700GS.
The BMW G 310 GS will be the third product developed jointly by BMW & TVS, the first two are BMW G 310 R and the fully faired TVS Akula 310. With aggressive styling and touring capabilities, the G310 GS will attract enthusiasts who are looking for daily commuter that can also do off-roading. Currently, BMW Motorrad is working on expanding its sales and service network in the country. The company aims to open 10 dealerships across India by 2018.
As of now, the German bikemaker has four dealerships – in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Towards the end of this year, the company will have outlets in three more cities – Cochin, Chennai and Delhi. The bikemaker will expand its network in Kolkata and Chandigarh by next year. Read: BMW G310R – All You Need To Know
BMW Motorrad has confirmed that it will roll out the BMW G 310 GS in India in the second half of next year. This adventure sport was first previewed at the 2016 EICMA (Milan Motor Show) in Italy.
In the Indian market, the all-new G 310 GS adventure tourer won’t have any direct competitor. Though, it will take on the upcoming Kawasaki Versys X-300 and Suzuki V-Strom. Aiming to withstand competition, BMW Motorrad might come up with aggressive pricing. The BMW G 310 GS price in India could be around Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Check Out – TVS Akula 310 Picture Gallery
|Engine||313cc, single-cylinder water-cooled|
The BMW’s mini-GS shares its engine with the naked G 310 R, though it gets larger front wheel and longer travel suspension. BMW Motorrad might tune the 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine to enhance its adventure capabilities. On the naked bike, this power unit makes a peak power out of 34bhp at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Transmission duties are carried out by a synchromesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in the motor housing. It can attain a top speed of 143kmph.
It is expected that the bike will return around 30kmpl of mileage on city roads and 35kmpl on freeways.
Design and styling of the new BMW entry-level adventure motorcycle seems inspired from its elder sibling – BMW R 1200 GS. Though, it also shares some of its features with the G310R such as headlight, handlebar and instrument cluster. The adventure tourer also gets a small windscreen and dual-sport tyres.
What make it more compatible for rough terrains are a long travel suspension system and all-terrain (off-road) tyres. The bike rides on 19-inch 110/80 R19 front and 17-inch 150/70 R 17 rear tyres. Proportionally, the all-new BMW G 310 GS measures 2,075mm in length and 880mm in width. It offers a seat height of 835mm. The tourer has a usable tank volume of 11-liters, and a payload capacity of 175.5kg.
Besides the engine, the mini GS adventure sport shares its suspension and braking mechanism with the G310R. The suspension system of the bike includes an inverted telescopic fork upfront and monoshock rear setup. With added fairing, the bike is expected to be slightly heavier than its sibling that weighs 158.5kgs.
Based on new tubular steel chassis, the GS 310 could be fitted with 300mm single disc front brake and 240mm rear disc brake with 2-piston floating caliper. The bike will get dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and a luggage carrier as standard feature. The company will also offer a range of special accessories with the bike.