Contrary to reports making round that the BMW G310 GS will not be coming to India, a recent communication with the manufacturer confirmed that the motorcycle WILL arrive to the Indian showrooms and that the two-wheeler maker is ‘finalising the launch dates’. The entry-level adventure-tourer from BMW Motorrad which made debut at the EICMA motor show in 2016 will most likely arrive after the launch of BMW’s naked roadster, the G310R as they wished to put up a strong dealership base in place before the launch.
It was being believed that the G310R could be launched in the first half of 2017 followed by the adventure-tourer GS in the second half. BMW Motorrad India’s Facebook page, while communicating to one of our readers, confirmed that the the two-wheeler brand is currently in process of setting up the business operations in India and finalising the launch dates for the BMW G310GS.
The second product to emanate out of the strategic partnership between BMW and TVS, the G310 GS features typical adventure bike styling with a high-set beak up front. It also gets long-travel suspension with upside down forks at the front and an adjustable monoshock at the rear. It also receives a cast-aluminium swingarm and a high-set exhaust system.
It retains the engine and transmission setup seen on the BMW G310R with a 313cc liquid cooled single-pot engine that puts out 34 Bhp and 27.9 Nm of torque mated to a six speed transmission. The off-roading credentials are backed up by 180mm suspension travel and large alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres. It gets disc brakes at both ends, aided by a dual-channel ABS system.
Recently, we had been debating over what the perfect do-it-all performance bike could have been for India and the G310 GS almost checked all the right boxes in terms of its stance and moniker value.