BMW launches G 310GS in India

By S Ben Raja Published on Jul 19, 2018 03:38 PM IST

Gurgaon: BMW Motorrad has launched its first entry-level adventure bike in India, BMW G 310 GS at Rs. 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The bike which is already on sale in many other countries had its launch delayed here in our country just like its sibling G 310R.

It continues with the same 313 cc, water cooled, single cylinder, four-valve, DOHC engine capable of churning 34 PS of peak power at 9500 rpm and max torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine is bolted on a tubular steel frame and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. A couple of 41 mm upside down front forks do duty which have a travel of 180 mm (same for the rear suspension as well). The BMW G310 GS, which is the smallest of the GS motorcycles, gets a larger 19 inch front wheel. What could have been better is the 11 liter fuel tank volume which will limit the range of the motorcycle.

Braking duties are performed by a 300 mm single disc brake (with 4-piston caliper) upfront and a 240 mm single piston single disc at the rear. BMW is also offering switchable ABS with a button on the switchgear (it is not switchable on G310 R). Being an adventure-oriented motorcycle, it has a high standard saddle height of 835 mm and going by the terminology BMW has used, it appears to be adjustable. It can be lowered till 1840 mm and increased uptil 850 mm in ‘comfort’ position. With all the fuel and other liquids, it has an unladen weight of 169.5 kg.

Three colours are on offer – Pearly White Metallic, Racing Red and Cosmic Black. A three-year, unlimited kilometres warranty is standard on the GS as well which can be extendable upto five years. BMW Financial Services are also offering monthly instalments of Rs 7,999 all inclusive.