9BMW G310 GS
BMW is clearly running to grab a significant chunk of the Indian premium bike market in coming days with its exciting products. The German brand is already preparing to introduce the G310R naked streetfighter model in the country market sometime in the second half of 2018. Alongside that, the brand will also launch its adventure tourer sibling G310 GS that has been already launched in several international markets.
The adventure tourer segment in Indian market is going to be a most happening category in coming months considering several models launching in this space. BMW G310 GS is going to be one important model among them. This bike is based on the same chassis as BMW G310R and it comes with a very aggressive stance. Like its sibling, this adventure tourer too is likely to be built locally at the Hosur plant of TVS.
In terms of design, BMW G310 GS takes inspiration from its bigger siblings BMW F700 GS and BMW R1200 GS. Apart from the chassis, the adventure tourer will share several components and engine with BMW G310R. It gets a sharp beak like front mudguard fitted to the front cowl. There is a sharp looking headlamps and a compact windshield as well. The fully digital instrument cluster adds zing to the bike.
BMW G310 GS sports a sculpted fuel tank adding masculinity to the bike. A low positioned rider seat is there offering great control over the machine and a comfortable riding stance as well. At the back, the narrow tail section of this bike features sporty split grab bar, LED taillight. Overall, the bike comes with a bold yet lean appearance. BMW Motorrad has designed it keeping the aerodynamic efficiency in mind.
On the powertrain front, the bike draws energy from a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine coupled with 6-speed transmission. The engine is capable of churning out 34 bhp of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Expect it to deliver impressive mileage. On the braking front, it will come equipped with disc brakes on both wheels and combined with ABS. Expect the adventure tourer to come priced competitively against its rivals like Royal Enfield Himalayan and KTM 390 Adventure.
Expected India Launch: Late 2018
Expected India Price: Rs. 2.75 lakh – Rs. 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)