BMW Motorrad recently started its India operations. But the German firm delayed the launch of the entry-level motorcycle, the G 310 R.
Based on the naked G 310 R, BMW Motorrad showcased the G 310 GS adventure tourer motorcycle at the 2016 EICMA. Now Gaadiwaadi reports that BMW has patented the G 310 GS in India.
As per emerging reports, the BMW G 310 GS might be launched in the Indian market by mid-2018 after the arrival of its naked sibling. The design cues of the G 310 GS is derived from its bigger GS series motorcycles.
BMW has partnered with TVS Motor Company to manufacture the G 310 R in the country. Similarly; the G 310 GS will be produced at TVS' Hosur plant in India. Currently, the naked motorcycle is being exported to the foreign markets.
The BMW G 310 GS draws power from the existing 313cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. The engine churns out 34bhp and 28Nm of peak torque. But compared to the naked version, the tourer iteration is expected produce more power and torque.
On the design front, the G 310 GS sports an aggressive stance and is based on the tubular superframe chassis. The motorcycle features sharp headlamp, muscular fuel tank, wide handlebar, tall windscreen and dual-sport tyres.
The BMW G 310 GS is equipped with USD forks up front and mono shock suspension at the rear. The tail section comes with a luggage rack for touring purpose. Overall the motorcycle looks beefier than its naked sibling. Being an adventure tourer, the G 310 GS will have longer suspension travel and high riding chassis.
The Indian motorcycle market is growing at a rapid pace. And touring on bikes is becoming popular in the country. So, an affordable adventure tourer will be an instant hit in India. The G 310 GS will rival the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and upcoming Kawasaki Versys X-300 and KTM 390 Adventure.