BMW G 310 GS to be showcased at 2018 Auto Expo - Report

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Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

The BMW G 310 GS will be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in the country next month, reports Autocar. The G 310 GS is the adventure variant of the naked G 310 R.

BMW G 310 GS right side
Both the front and rear suspension offer 180 mm of travel.

BMW will launch the G 310 GS and the G 310 R in the second half of this year. Currently, the brand is reportedly working on setting up the necessary retail infrastructure in the country. At present, the company has dealerships in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.

The BMW G 310 GS is the smallest and most affordable motorcycle in the GS family. The bike follows BMW GS’ design philosophy, complete with the front beak, long-travel suspension and muscular tank extensions for rugged appeal. The BMW G 310 GS is made in TVS’ Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu, and is exported worldwide.

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The G 310 GS shares its heart with its naked cousin, the G 310 R. The bike employs a 313cc single cylinder engine with fuel injection and liquid cooling. It generates 34 PS of power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine pairs with a 6-speed transmission and the top speed stands at 143 km/h. As per the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC), the fuel efficiency is 30.03 km/l.

BMW G 310 GS left side
When launched in India, it would rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Kawasaki Versys-X 300.

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Coming to the cycle parts, the motorcycle comes with 41 mm upside-down front forks; and a rear monoshock. The 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels are shod with Metzeler Tourance tyres. Brakes include a 300 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc with switchable ABS. The motorcycle comes with an 11-litre fuel tank, and the bike weighs 170 kg kerb. BMW will reportedly be launching the F 750 GS and the F 850 GS at the show as well.

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[Source: Autocar India]

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