German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad unveiled G 310 GS, dual-purpose version of the G 310 R at the EICMA show in Milan. The G 310 GS is based on the G 310 R, BMW Motorrad's most affordable motorcycle manufactured exclusively in partnership with TVS Motor Company.
The G 310 GS was recently snapped while testing in Italy. The production version is similar to the one spotted while testing. The G 310 GS borrows design cues from the elder sibling, the BMW R 1200 GS. The new motorcycle features 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 G 310 GS is powered by an all-new 313cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts, together with electronic fuel injection. This is the same engine that also does duty in the G 310 R. It churns out identical power figure of 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Being a member of GS family specialising on off-road rides, the G 310 GS' forks has a travel of 180mm, 49mm more than the G 310 R, while at the rear the shock travel is also increased to 180mm, up from 40mm. In addition, the G 310 GS is also offered with optional luggage carrier, top box, centre stand, LED indicators, heated grips, tank bag, GPS support and GPS Navigator, all spot on for off-road rides.
The G 310 GS measures 2075mm in length, 880mm in width and 1,230mmin height. It weighs 169.5kg and has a wheelbase of 1,420mm. Braking is taken care of by 300mm single disc with 4-piston radial caliper at the front and 240mm disc, single piston floating caliper at the rear.