Earlier we talked about the rumor that the BMW Motorrad is working on an adventure motorcycle based on the company’s entry-level motorcycle- the G 310 R motorcycle (Read about it here). Speculations and leaked info is one thing, but seeing the pictures of the BMW G 310 GS takes the excitement to whole another level. Yes, a website called Motociclismo have posted the spied pictures of BMW 310 GS adventure motorcycle. Spotted while testing in Europe, the G 310 GS looks almost production ready.
As expected, the design of the G 310 GS is inspired from the BMW’s flagship GS series of Adventure motorcycles. The entry-level adventure motorcycle from the German manufacturer looks purpose built. It features luggage rack at the rear, long travel suspension, new headlight, and sculpted fuel tank.
It was reported that the test motorcycle was running on G 310 R’s 17-inch alloy wheels but with off-road tyres. The suspension duties were handled by long travel Upside-Down front forks and a monoshock suspension unit at the rear.
Like most of the other components, the G 310 GS will also utilise the same 313cc single-cylinder engine from the G310 R. This motor produces 35PS of max power and 28Nm of peak torque and will be mated to a 6-Speed transmission.
The adventure motorcycles are gaining popularity on the Indian market, thanks to the practicality they offer and their ability to cope with varied Indian road conditions. Royal Enfield tested the entry-level adventure motorcycle segment with the Himalayan and received an overwelming response. Now, other manufacturers have realised the upside of having products in this market. Therefore, apart from BMW, KTM is also working on the adventure motorcycle based on the Duke 390. Moreover, we are also expecting Hero to come up with a sub-400cc adventure motorcycle (Read: Hero makes 2017 Dakar participation announcement).
The BMW G 310 GS is likely to debut at the 2016 EICMA motorcycle show in November. Along with the G 310 R, the G 310 GS will also be made-in-India at the TVS Motors factory. The BMW G 310 GS is expected to be launched in India in 2017, and the showroom price might fall between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.9 lakh.
Image Source: Motociclismo