BMW has finally unveiled its long-awaited G310 GS

BMW has finally unveiled its long-awaited G310 GS
 

After months of rumour and Internet speculation BMW has finally pulled the wraps off its baby Gelände/Straße motorcycle – the long-awaited G310 GS. Built specifically for novice riders – or those who just prefer a bike of a lighter and more nimble physique – the G310 GS merges the trademark styling of its bigger siblings with a smaller 310cc single-cylinder motor that pushes out 25kW at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm.

G310 GS

There’s an 11-litre fuel tank that should give you a range of around 330 kilometers as well as a fancy digital display that keeps tabs on everything from engine speed and road speed right through to average fuel consumption and engine temperature. A two-channel ABS braking system comes standard and it can be turned off for when you’re riding across trails or dirt roads.

G310 GS

Other highlights include 180mm of suspension travel and a relatively feathery unladen kerb weight of 169.5 kilograms. Not as light as the new Honda CRF250L Rally but still pretty svelte as dual-purpose motorcycles go. How much will it cost? BMW Motorrad SA will only be able to give us a price when it launches locally in the first quarter of 2017. But if I had to guess then I’d say that it should land in at just under the R100k mark. – Thomas Falkiner (Pics: BMW)

G310 GS