The BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS are the most anticipated motorcycles in the Indian market. Both the bikes were showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. Now, xBhp has spotted the BMW G 310 GS in India for the very first time.
A small batch of BMW G 310 GS was spotted on the Chennai-Bangalore highway as the bikes were being transported to Bangalore. This indicates that BMW will launch the G 310 R and the G 310 GS in the country in the coming months. However, BMW Motorrad is yet to reveal details about the launch.
BMW Motorrad already manufactures both the G 310 R and the G 310 GS in India at TVS Motor Company's plant. The BMW G 310 R is a naked street fighter while the G 310 GS is an adventure motorcycle. Both the bikes are being exported to several foreign markets.
The BMW G 310 GS draws power from a 313cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 33.5bhp and 28Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The recently launched TVS Apache RR 310 also shares the same engine. The G 310 R also gets the same mechanical components.
The BMW G 310 GS is equipped with an upside down forks at the front and monoshock suspension setup at the rear. Braking duties are handled by discs at both the ends with the dual-channel ABS as standard. The motorcycle features alloy wheels instead of spoke wheels as seen on the bigger GS bikes.
The BMW G 310 GS shares its mechanical components with its naked sibling G 310 R. But the adventure motorcycle is expected to feature long-travel suspension with a softer setup for off-roading. With the G 310 GS manufactured in India, expect BMW Motorrad to price the G 310 GS competitively.
Thoughts On The BMW G 310 GS
The BMW G 310 GS will be a game-changing product in the Indian market as none of the manufacturers offers a hardcore adventure bike in the 300cc segment. The G 310 GS will be a suitable bike for beginner riders. Expect the BMW G 310 GS to be priced around Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh ex-showroom.