We knew BMW was going to release a whole lineup based on the G310R including an adventure variant and now there is photographic proof that the G 310 R-based adventure bike may be closer to production than we originally thought.
Caught on camera by Italian motorsport publication motociclismo, the upcoming G 310 GS will have the same 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine as the standard G 310 R. Unless BMW tunes the engine, we can expect to see it produce 35PS of power and 28Nm of peak torque. Also shared between models is the 6-speed transmission, wheels, brakes, up-side down front forks, and rear monoshock, but with an increase in travel.
Although the GS variant based on the G 310 R, its exterior takes after BMW’s well known GS line. WE can see the GS influence in its beak, high-mounted mudguard, sculpted fuel tank, raised suspension set-up, luggage carrier, pannier mounts, single headlight and windshield. This mini adventure bike will join the entry-level adventure segment and maybe even appeal to new riders who are apprehensive about jumping straight onto a 650 GS.
BMW hasn’t released any new information in light of these spy shots, but we can expect to see the G 310 GS at EICMA 2016 in Milan and it should go on sale in 2017.