– BMW G 310 GS makes its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018.
– It’s the adventure touring version of the BMW G310 R.
– Price of BMW G 310GS could be around Rs 2.5 lakh in India.
– The G 310GS will serve both daily commuting and off-roading purposes.
Compared to the naked G 310 R, the BMW G 310 GS has longer travel suspension and larger front wheel.
BMW Motorrad has showcased two of its entry-level performance motorcycles – G310R and BMW G 310 GS at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Besides, the company has showcased its globally popular middleweight adventure motorcycles at the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive event. Called the BMW 750 GS and F 850 GS, both bikes were unveiled at the 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. Built on the G310R naked platform, the new BMW G 310 GS is essentially an entry-level adventure tourer motorcycle. This tourer will be produced at TVS’s Hosur based plant in Tamil Nadu. It is also the third product developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company, the first two are BMW G 310 R and the fully faired TVS Apache RR 310.
BMW has already confirmed that the two entry-level performance motorcycles will be launched in the Indian market in 2018. Sporting aggressive styling and touring attributes, the BMW G310 GS will target enthusiasts who looking for an affordable motorcycle with off-roading capabilities. Design inspiration for the motorcycle comes from the popular F 700GS. BMW is currently aiming at expanding its sales and service network before launching this two new motorcycles in the country. The company aims to open 10 dealerships across India by 2018. It is powered by the same 313cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that also powers the G310R and TVS Apache RR 310. However, this engine has been tuned to suit adventure motorcycle capabilities. Read – Upcoming Bikes At 2018 Auto Expo
BMW Motorrad has showcased the G 310 GS adventure motorcycle at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The adventure sport bike was first previewed at the 2016 EICMA (Milan Motor Show) in India. BMW has already confirmed that the motorcycle will go on sale in the Indian market in the second half of 2018. Check Out – Upcoming TVS Scooters & Bikes in India
The all-new BMW G 310 GS adventure tourer won’t have any direct competitor in the Indian two-wheeler market. Though, it will challenge the likes of Kawasaki Versys X-300 and Suzuki V-Strom. To be developed locally, the motorcycle is expected to carry an aggressive price tag. The BMW G 310 GS is estimated to be priced around Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Read About – BMW R Nine T Racer & BMW K 1600 B
|Engine||313cc, single-cylinder water-cooled|
Not just platform, the new BMW mini-GS adventure motorcycle shares its engine with its naked G 310 R sibling. It is powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled powertrain. This DOHC cylinder head motor has been tuned for enhancing its adventure capabilities. On the naked bike, this powerplant churns out a maximum power output of 34bhp at 9,500rpm along with a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. Transmission duties will be taken care by a synchromesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in the motor housing. Read – Top 10 Upcoming Bikes in India
The Indonesia-spec model returns a claimed mileage of 30.03kmpl (World Motorcycle Test Cycle – WMTC certified). In India, the tourer’s 313cc liquid-cooled engine is expected to deliver fuel economy around 30kmpl on urban roads and 35kmpl on freeways.
Design and styling inspiration for the new BMW entry-level adventure motorcycle comes from big BMW bikes inlucing BMW R 1200 GS, F 750 GS and F 850 GS. Based on the G310R, the motorcycle shares some of its features like headlight, handlbar, instrument cluster, radiator shrouds and stubby front beak with the naked sibling. Featuring a small windscreen, the adventure tourer comes with dual-sport tyres. Long travel suspension system and all-terrain (off-road tyres) make it more compatible for rough terrains. Built on modified tubular steel frame, the motorcycle rides on 5-spoke 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels shod with 110/80 R19 and 150/70 R17 tyres at front and rear, respectively. Read – Upcoming Bikes & Scooters Under Rs 1 Lakh
The motorcycle also comes with a range of accessories including two seat-height options (820mm and 850mm), 12 volt power sockets, satellite navigation, heated grips, luggage kits, smartphone solutions and a centre stand.
In terms of proportions, the all-new BMW G 310 GS adventure tourer is 2,075mm long, 880mm wide and 1,227mm tall. The tourer comes with a wheelbase of 1,374mm and has a ground clearance of 180mm. The motorcycle offers a seat height of 835mm. It also has two seat height options – 820mm and 850 as optional. The tourer has a usable tank volume of 11-liters, and a payload capacity of 175.5kg.
Similar to the global-spec mode, the bike’s India-bound version could be offered in three paint schemes – Racing Red, Cosmic Black and Pearl White Metallic.
Besides the engine, the mini GS adventure sport shares its suspension and braking mechanism with the G310R. However, it gets longer travel suspension than its naked sibling. It comes equipped with an upside-down 41mm fork and monoshock with adjustable preload rear suspension 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 features 300mm single disc front brake and 240mm rear disc brake with 2-piston floating caliper. The bike also gets dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and a luggage carrier as standard feature.