Much awaited BMW G310GS offroad adventure motorcycle has been officially launched in India today. Set to take on the likes of Kawasaki Versys 300 and the upcoming KTM 390, price starts from Rs 3.49, ex-showroom / Rs 4.35 lakh on-road. The bike is manufactured in India by TVS Motors at their plant in Tamil Nadu.
Speaking about the bike, BMW India says that the G310Gs has a riding position that is slightly elevated for comfort, proper street view and the ability to respond to varying road conditions for improved precision handling. This will come very handy for Indian road conditions, especially in cities where traffic and potholes are unpredictable.
BMW G310GS design and road adaptability makes for an enjoyable ride experience on varied terrains including gravel and country roads. Riding position is optimised with tactful placement of handlebars, footrests and key elements to suit riders without having to stretch to find perfect position.
The bike features a windscreen, 180 mm rear suspension, upside-down fork in the front, and 19″ front wheel. A steel grille bridge frame strengthens riding stability and easy manoeuvrability. Braking is via single disc in the front as well as at the rear.
The single-cylinder engine is angled to the rear with the cylinder head rotated 180 degrees. This allows to lower the bike’s centre of gravity, which is focused on the front wheel for easy turns, corners, and swerves. The Euro IV (Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter emmission standard) offering makes for optimised performance.
Here’s a quick look at tech specs and important numbers – The 4 stroke, 4 valve water cooled single cyl offering is a 313cc mill. It returns max power of 25 kW (34 PS/ 33.6 BHP) at 9500 rpm and max torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm. Top speed claimed is 145 kmph. 0-50 kmph takes 2.5 seconds.
Compression ratio is pegged at 10,6:1. An Electronic fuel injection, BMS-E2 is in use. Internationally, fuel type requirement is a minimum of 91 octane. With expected mileage/ fuel efficiency of 30 kmpl, you could ride 100 kms for 3.33l.
Bike dimensons – Wheelbase 1420mm, length 2075 mm; width 880 mm; height 1230 mm; seat height 835 mm; ground clearance 220 mm; wheelbase 1420 mm; Kerb/Wet Weight 169.5 kg. Fuel tank capacity is 11 litres with reserve fuel capacity of 1L. Maximum payload is to be 175.5 kg, and total bike weight (with rider and luggage) of 345 kg. Kerb wt of bike is 169.5 kgs. Wheelbase 1420mm. The cast aluminium wheels come with a 110/80 R 19″ front tyre, and 150/70 17″ rear tyre.
The digital instrument console features the speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer and a clock, alongwith markers for ABS, fuel gauge, gear, low oil, and low batter indicator, and service reminder. The company is offering 3 years unlimited kms warranty on the bike.
BMW G 310 GS will be available in Pearl While Metallic, Cosmic Black, and Racing Red colours. The latter has been made available internationally this month. Dual-channel ABS and a luggage carrier are offered as a standard feature. Sales have commenced across India. BMW G310R was also launched today. Read more about it here.