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BMW G 310 GS adventure bike makes global debut – EICMA 2016

 

The motorcycle will lock horns with the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure.

BMW Motorrad UK’s director Phil Horton revealed earlier this year, that a new adventure tourer derivative of the G 310 R naked motorcycle is being developed. Today, at the EICMA 2016, this bike was revealed for the first time.

BMW G 310 GS is the third product to come out of the BMW-TVS technology cooperation agreement, the first two being the BMW G 310 R and TVS Akula 310 (previewed by the fully faired concept).

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Like its naked sibling which was codenamed K03, the new adventure tourer has been developed by BMW Motorrad in Germany and built by TVS Motor Co. in India (Hosur plant). As per export data, TVS has exported about 5 units of the adventure version of BMW to Europe till now, each with a listed price of approximately INR 1.3 lakh.

It’s safe to assume that the BMW G 310 GS will share as many components as possible with the G 310 R to keep the cost structure competitive. The upcoming Bimmer features a long travel suspension system, special off-road tyres, and a design which has transcended from the BMW GS big bikes.

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The 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine and the 6-speed manual transmission would be tweaked to suit the adventure tourer. On board the street fighter, the motor puts out 34 bhp and 28 Nm of torque.

The BMW G 310 GS would be pitted against the likes of upcoming KTM 390 Adventure, Kawasaki Versys 250, Suzuki VStrom 250.

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