A year after BMW revealed the G310 R, this new G 310 GS shows BMW’s intentions in the small bike sector, with the company describing the model as “a genuine GS: a highly contemporary product with a level of versatility that is currently unrivalled in the segment”. And its clear to see why BMW have branded this motorcycle a mini GS, with the bike itself taking many styling cues from the best selling R1200GS, including the familiar high front front mudguard, headlamp cowl and decals. Added to this a liquid crystal display instrument cluster, rear luggage rack, off-road friendly tyres, plus ABS as standard, and you’ve got a rather neat touring machine straight out of the box.
Powering this new model is the new 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that is shared with the road-orientated G 310 R. BMW are claiming 34bhp for the single, with maximum torque of 28Nm.
The GS itself will sit on 19" front and 17" rear alloy wheels, with 41mm upside down forks. This set-up, combined with the bikes short wheel wheel base, should offer an agile and nimble ride. This is even more conceivable when you consider the bike the weighs in at just under 170kg.
Pricing and availability dates are yet to be confirmed by BMW, but the G 310 GS will be available in an array of colour schemes, including Cosmic Black, Racing Red, and Pearl White. It is also known that the bike will be built in collaboration with TVS Motor Company, the third largest bike maker in India, with development still remaining with BMW Motorrad in Munich.