The automaker from Germany took this project in hands a long time back, but it took the company several Earth revolutions around the Sun to introduce the same in the Indian market. Its inception started in partnership with the Hosur based automaker, TVS. And soon the project was already on the testing ground in Germany. Though it is supposed to be the beginner adventure bike from BMW, but at the same time, the company has left no stones unturned to make sure the product is all premium and stands with the image of BMW Motorrad.
The new BMW G 310 GS will not only mark a new era in the world of adventure riding in India but also it will open the gates wide open for the riders who have been waiting for this bike ever since the company announced its launch plans for the Indian market.
The main motive of the Indo-German alliance has always been to introduce an accessible light adventure motorcycle which is easy to ride, maintain and enjoy. So the company decided to build the same sharing platform with the BMW G 310 R which is its technical cousin. Hence came out the bike based on the same Single Cylinder 4-Stroke, 4-Valves, DOHC 313cc engine as seen on its naked sibling. Also, it shared the same power and torque figures which are close to 34 PS @ 9500 rpm and 28 Nm @ 7500 rpm. But apart from the engine and tubular steel frame, what’s new in the bike is the adventure focused elements like Upside Down Fork front forks with 41 mm travel, high raised handlebar and front windshield, single-seat design for easy touring, big 19” front wheel, underbelly protector cover, along with typical GS sitting position which is supposed to be relaxed and stress free even on long highway rides. The company also made sure to equip the bike with standard ABS and rear luggage carrier, for maximum safety and convenience.
The bike comes with 300 mm single disc at the front and 240 mm single disc brake at the rear which also comes loaded with ABS. It has a seat height of 835mm which is as per adventure bike standards. Also, it weighs close to 169.5 kg which makes it quite light when it comes to ride and handling.
In terms of looks, no split opinions that the G 310 GS looks alluring. You can also expect the fit and finish levels on the bike to be of high standards. It basically competes against the Kawasaki Versys X-300 in the Indian market which has been priced quite heavily at Rs 4.60 Lakh, but on the flip side, the GS is expected to be priced much lower at Rs 2.60 Lakh to 2.80 Lakh making it the only premium adventure option available below Rs 3 Lakh in India. The company has also officially started bookings on the same at a token amount costing Rs 50,000, indicating the launch to be near July start.
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