The BMW-TVS venture was expected to churn out some real interesting machines and they have started with their onslaught already. We knew of the G310R and Akula but few days back spotting of yet another motorcycle on the same platform set up the game further…
More compelling than the naked G310R is its sibling G310GS, which has been grabbing eyeballs ever since its first sneaks surfaced. It appears to be a lore more exciting and may fulfil our appetite for a reasonably powerful entry level adventure motorcycle by some renowned brand…
And if you have missed the fun so far, here is a new spyshot of the motorcycle by Benetts, which gives us such a good view of what to expect – the clearest so far!
BMW G310GS: Quick pointers
- Powering the bike will be the same 313 cc single cylinder DOHC mill which churns out 34 bhp of peak power at a high 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of maximum torque at 7500 rpm on the naked. The adventure version will definitely get specific changes to the tune of the motor…
- The traditional ‘beak’ is present which has now become synonymous with most bikes of the segment.
- The swingarm and the steel tubular frame appear to be the same as that of the G 310R but the footrest hangers are painted black instead of silver.
- The exhaust canister loses the chrome heat shield which is black here. The canister itself is now of the same metal finish unlike the black painted one seen in the G 310R.
- The tail seems longer and that top case perched over it in all probability will be available only as an accessory. The mounts though can be expected to be a default fitment.
- This GS gets a new fuel tank and extensions, following the design language of the bigger GS series models.
- Few test units have also revealed the presence of a centre stand which will help it being practical.
- The wheels sport the same alloys as G310R and Akula. Seasoned Adventure lovers may not like that very much and we hope spoked wheels are on offer!
- GS is based on the same underpinning of the 310R, as is expected. Though it appears to be close to production in these pics, it can be safely assumed to be some time away from Indian launch, simply because (even) the officially unveiled naked hasn’t made it to our market yet (though it is coming soon).
BMW is expected to lift the covers off G 310GS officially next month at EICMA which is when most of the details will be announced. Start saving, I suggest!