German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has been working on an adventure derivative of its small capacity motorcycle, the G 310 R. The new derivative has been named as BMW G 310 GS, and it has been snapped up closely ahead of its debut expected at the EICMA show in November.
The spy pictures taken by Motociclismo indicate 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 indicates 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.
Mini adventure tourer G 310 GS has been engineered in Europe and will be the second BMW motorcycle model to be manufactured in India in partnership with TVS Motor Company. The first offspring of the alliance -- the G 310 R -- is expected to enter India in early 2017.
Ahead of the affordable motorcycle range, BMW Motorrad will kick-start India operations with bigger capacity motorcycles, which are expected by the end of October.