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2017 BMW G 310 GS Debuts at EICMA

BMW Motorrad has added yet another adventure machine to its 2017 stable in the shape of the entry-level, small-displacement G 310 GS which promises to be your best companion in day to day escapades.
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Based on the G 310 R roadster, and despite its small size, BMW describes the new adventure bike as a “genuine GS; a highly contemporary product with a level of versatility that is currently unrivaled in the segment. It is nimble and agile in city traffic while over light terrain it is supremely robust. This makes it the perfect companion for the adventures of everyday riding. Extremely compact yet mature and comfortable, the GS opens up a whole new world of riding experience within its segment.”

Visually identifying it as a GS is a high front fender, striking flyline and short, high rear end. Its compact proportions with a short wheelbase, the 19-inch front wheel and extended suspension travel further tell about its adventure kin.

The engine is the 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder unit borrowed from the G 310 R outputting 34 hp and a maximum torque of 28 Nm. Not a whole stable, but keep in mind the G 310 GS tips the scales at 170 kg and was designed for smaller motorcyclists that are new to adventure riding.

Regarding its backbone construction, the new G 310 GS is similar to the G 310 R roadster in using a tubular steel spaceframe with bolt-on rear section that combines torsional rigidity with robust quality.

The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminum swinging arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.

The braking system is fitted with a 2-channel ABS for efficient deceleration and short braking distances, and it can be deactivated for use over light terrain at the press of a button. Speaking of buttons, the dashboard is simple and features an LCD offering easy to read information about the bike.

Last but not least, being a part of the GS family, the G 310 adventure will be offered with a bunch of optional equipment, including top cases, handguards and frame protectors. No prices have been reported for now, however.



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