German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has confirmed that it will unveil four new motorcycles at EICMA, Milan Motorcycle Show, scheduled in the beginning of November. Among the four, two motorcycles will be in the GS family and that hints at the world premiere of the G 310 GS.
The G 310 GS is the adventure iteration of the G 310 R, BMW Motorrad's most affordable motorcycle manufactured exclusively in partnership with TVS Motor Company. The motorcycle was recently snapped while testing in Italy.
The spy pictures taken by Motociclismo indicate that the G 310 GS will borrow design cues from the elder sibling, the BMW R 1200 GS. The G310 GS will feature a newly-designed fairing, The 'GS' moniker on the fuel tank, a long-travel suspension, off-road friendly tyres and a new engine cowl. The pictures also indicate that the G 310 GS's headlight, handlebar and instrument cluster will be identical to the G 310 R.
The G 310 R is powered by an all-new 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts, together with electronic fuel injection. It can churn out a power of 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The new adventure version is also expected to be powered by the same engine, but BMW may tweak the power figures. In addition to the powertrain, the dual-purpose version will share as many components as possible with the G 310 R to keep the cost in check.
The G 310 GS has been engineered in Europe and will be the second BMW motorcycle model to be manufactured in India. The first product of BMW from India, the G 310 R, is expected to be launched in the country by early 2017.