EICMA 2016: 2017 BMW G310 GS debuts

New 2017 BMW G310 GS mini adventure bike officially bows in Milan for EICMA 2016.

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That’s right, the ‘Baby GS’ has finally bowed in Milan, Italy for EICMA 2016. As you can guess by now, the BMW G310 GS underpins the made-in-India G310 R model.

Retained here are the G310 R’s basic chassis architecture and liquid-cooled 313cc single-cylinder powetrain in this new adventure-styled offshoot. Headlining figures here stand at 34hp and 28.5Nm of peak torque, a ready to ride weight of 169.5kg, plus a seat height of 835mm – slightly taller than the G310 R base bike’s 785mm figure.

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Key differences from the base bike can be seen the high-travel suspension comprised of 41mm fixed inverted front forks with pre-load adjustable rear monoshock assembly. The latter allows G310 GS to effortlessly manage a pillion or even an optional 30-litre top box that mounts easily on the standard rack assembly.

ABS is standard equipment, as is an LCD digital instrument panel. Notably, BMW has given the full adventure DNA treatment for this ‘baby GS’ by preparing a rich trove of optional accessories. Highlights include a 12-volt socket, heated grips, two additional seat height options (820mm and 850mm), luggage, a centrestand, plus satellite navigation and smartphone solutions.

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Having a goal to produce 200,000 bikes by the year 2020, we wouldn’t ne surprised if the new 2017 BMW G310 GS, and its G310 R naked sibling, will likely fuel a large part of this goal.

2016 BMW G310 GS @ EICMA 2016 – Milan, Italy

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