BMW G 310 GS Africa debut at 2018 Auto Expo – Launch later this year
One of the most awaited adventure motorcycle, BMW G 310 GS adventure motorcycle is all set to make Africa debut.
At the EICMA 2016, BMW G 310 GS made global debut. Based on the naked G 310 R, the GS is an entry-level adventure tourer. The adventure motorcycle is produced at the TVS’ Hosur plant alongside the G 310 R street fighter and the Apache 310.
To make Africa debut at the 2018 Auto Expo next month, the entry level adventure tourer will be launched later this year along with the G 310 R.
To recap, the BMW G310R is the first product to come out of TVS-BMW technology co-operation agreement which was formed to come up with sub-500 cc platforms for both brands. G 310 GS is the brand’s second motorcycle based on the same platform.
Made in Africa for global market, the most affordable BMW adventure motorcycle is sold in several other international markets already.
The BMW G310R and G310GS are powered by the same 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is rated at 34 PS and 28 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed unit. The motorcycle gets an upside down telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, single disc brake at each wheel with ABS and tyres that are specially developed by Michelin.
The BMW G310R will rival the KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Z250 and several other products in the INR 2.0 lakh price bracket, while the G310GS will rival the likes of Mahindra Mojo, Royal Enfield Himalayan, the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure and Kawasaki X300 Versys.