BMW G 310 GS – What makes it worth waiting for?

The BMW G 310 GS is all set to be launched in the Indian market. Though there is still an absence of any significant loud marketing for the upcoming adventure tourer from BMW Motorrad, several motorcycle enthusiasts have already set their sights on the bike. But if you are someone who is not yet familiar with this highly awaited launch, here are 4 reasons why the BMW G 310 GS is a bike worth waiting for!

Affordable pricing

The G 310 GS has been developed under the partnership between BMT Motorrad and TVS Motors. It will thus be manufactured locally in India. As a result, we expect the BMW G 310 GS to be priced more aggressively that other BMW bikes in India that are currently being imported. According to media speculations, prices for the BMW G 310 GS will hover around the Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.

The ‘Big Brand’ image

BMW Motorrad is an iconic brand that has a heavy desirability factor associated with its name. BMW bikes are thus considered to be premium offerings; something that owners feel proud to possess. Hence, a bike that comes at an affordable price tag as well as the legendary BMW moniker is surely a lucrative combination. There is thus a wide section of mid-size motorcycle customers who traditionally would have opted for the KTM 390 Duke or Bajaj Dominar, but are now waiting for the said BMW bike to make their final purchase decision.

Proven & potent engine

The BMW G 310 GS is powered by the same 313cc, single cylinder engine that powers the TVS Apache RR 310. It churns out 34hp and 28Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox. Since we have already seen this engine as part of the TVS sports bike, we are sure that this is a potent block that is capable of competing with its chief rivals – the KTM 390 Duke. While the power delivery is linear and adequate, the refinement levels still feel a lot to be desired. We hope BMW engineers work on the engine’s damping and improve in this department.

Proper adventure inclined chassis

The BMW G 310 GS isn’t a street bike wearing adventure ready clothes. BMW has reengineered it thoroughly to ensure that the bike justifies the legendary GS suffix that it has in its name. While the front 41mm upside down forks are similar to the ones seen on the G 310 R, they get 40mm additional travel for off roading capabilities. Meanwhile, the rear gets an adjustable monoshock.

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