BMW G310 GS price is on the higher side but it is the cheapest it gets to own a reasonably powerful and reliable ADV in India…
After Himalayan, the next motorcycle that had all the adventure enthusiasts hooked onto is the BMW G310 GS. And apart from the roadster G310 R (read launch story), BMW has recently launched the small GS in India. And shortly after that, the motorcycle has started reaching dealerships as posted by Tusker BMW – authorised BMW dealership in Bangalore. We also have a whiff that deliveries have also commenced in few cities (confirmation pending).
It continues with the same 313 cc, water cooled, single cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC engine capable of churning 34 PS of peak power at 9500 rpm and max torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine is bolted on a tubular steel frame and is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
41 mm upside down front forks do duty which have a travel of 180 mm (same for the rear suspension as well). The BMW G310 GS, which is the smallest of the GS motorcycles, gets a larger 19 inch front wheel for your outdoor excursions. What could have been better is the 11 liter fuel tank volume which will limit the range of the motorcycle.
Braking duties are performed by a 300 mm single disc brake (with 4-piston caliper) upfront and a 240 mm single piston single disc at the rear. BMW is also offering switchable ABS with a button on the switchgear (it is not switchable on G310 R).
Being an adventure-oriented motorcycle, it has a high standard saddle height of 835 mm and going by the terminology BMW has used, it appears to be adjustable. It can be lowered till 1840 mm and increased uptil 850 mm in ‘comfort’ position. With all the fuel and other liquids, it has an unladen weight of 169.5 kg.
BMW G310 GS Price
|G310 GS||Rs 3.49 Lakhs|
Yes, the prices are on the higher side but we will want to reserve our judgement on the overall product till we test ride it. The closest two motorcycles to the GS are Himalayan (at 1.7-1.8 Lakhs) on one side and the Versys 300 (Rs 4.7 Lakh) on the other. The direct rival to it will be the recently-officially-announced and spied KTM 390 Adventure!
Three colours are on offer – Pearly White Metallic, Racing Red and Cosmic Black. 3 years, unlimited kilometres warranty is standard on the GS as well which can be extendable upto five years. BMW Financial Services are also offering monthly instalments of Rs 7999 all inclusive.
BMW G310 GS Specs Sheet:
|Type||Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and
finger followers, wet sump lubrication
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 62,1 mm|
|Rated output||25 kW (34 PS) at 9500 U/min (ECE Version)|
|Max. torque||28 Nm at 7500 U/min|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic fuel injection, BMS-E2.|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||143 km/h|
|Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km||3.33 l|
|Fuel type||Minimum octane rating 91 RON (recommendation EU: 95 RON, recommendation BRA E27)|
|Alternator||Alternator 308 W|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, Maintenance free|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated|
|Gearbox||Synchromesh 6-speed transmision Integrated in the motor housing.|
|Drive||Endless Z-ring chain, shock damping in rear wheel hub|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Tubular steel frame with bolted rear frame.|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside down fork , Ø 41 mm|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload|
|Suspension travel front / rear||180 mm / 180 mm|
|Steering head angle||63,3°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||2,50 x 19″|
|Rim, rear||4,0 x 17″|
|Tyres, front||110/80 R 19|
|Tyres, rear||150/70 R 17|
|Brake, front||Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted|
|Brake, rear||Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||880 mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,230 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||835 mm (820 mm: Low Seat; 850 mm: Comfort Seat)|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1,870 mm (1,840 mm: Low seat; 1,900 mm: Comfort Seat)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||169.5 kg|
|Permitted total weight||345 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||175.5 kg|
|Usable tank volume||11 l|
|Reserve||approx. 1 l|