One of the four new motorcycles we were expecting to see from BMW at the 2016 EICMA show, the BMW G310GS adds a small-displacement model to the German brand’s already iconic adventure-touring line.
Based off the BMW G310R street bike, the 313cc single-cylinder platform has been reworked for dual-sport riding, offering not only a smaller ADV machine for adventure enthusiasts, but also an entry point into the BMW brand via one of its best-selling segments.
As such, the GS model gains some suspension travel (1.6″ in the front, 2″ in the rear) over its street bike sibling, the styling is obviously a nod towards the rest of the GS line, namely the best-selling R1200GS, and the ergonomics have been reworked for adventure-style riding.
Power is rated at just under 34hp, with a curb weight of 374 lbs.
While the 2017 BMW G310GS will be an entry-level machine, it comes with some ABS, which is now mandatory in the EU now. Designed in Germany, but built in India, the G310GS is just the second model of many expected from this platform.
With BMW Motorrad hoping to produced 200,000 motorcycles a year by 2020, it is models like the G310GS here that are going to help the German brand achieve that goal.
There is no word yet on pricing or availability in the USA, but we will certainly see the 2017 BMW G310GS on this side of the pond at some point in time.