Several websites are reporting sightings of a bike they claim is the new BMW G310GS.
It’s no secret the small-bore Beemers are under consideration for the Asian and Indian markets, but these are the first possibly credible reports we’ve seen of a small-bore GS in action.
Indiacarnews.com seems to have the most details and has published the following:
“Based on the G310R streetfighter, the BMW G 310 GS India will be powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder engine producing 34bhp and 28Nm of torque.
“BMW Motorrad, the German bike manufacturer is…reportedly working on a mini-GS styled adventure motorcycle which will be based on the G 310 R platform. The adventure sport has been spotted for the first time during its test rounds on foreign soil. Spyshots indicate that the bike shares design cues and elements from the popular F 700GS.
“Like the engine, the mini GS Adventure Sport will share its suspension and braking mechanism with the G310R. Suspension duties will be carried out by an inverted telescopic fork at front and monoshock rear setup. With added fairing, the bike is expected to be slightly heavier than its sibling (weighing 158.5kgs). Based on new tubular steel chassis, the GS 310 is expected to get 300mm single disc front brake and 240mm rear disc brake with 2-piston floating caliper. Adding to it, the bike will also get dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard feature.”
There are a couple of other sites with similar revealations. Brazilian site tonaestrada.com.br has posted images it says are the bike being tested. All the images are heavily watermarked ‘MCN’, the moniker of British magazine MotorCycle News. Curiously, we couldn’t find the information on the MCN website, but the MCN brand gives the claims credibility.
In any case, there’s a strong possibility a bike like this one wouldn’t be offered in Australia.
It’d be interesting, though.