BMW Motorrad India will launch the updated G 310 R and G 310 GS in India on October 8, 2020 and just a week before the launch, the company revealed the photographs of the new BMW G 310 GS. Now the G 310 GS looks much more appealing in these photos. It gets minor cosmetic updates along with a BS6 compliant engine as well. The company revealed all the changes on the bike and while it could have done with more features such as a TFT instrument console but the changes are mostly limited to styling and a BS6 compliant engine.
Talking about the design tweaks first, the motorcycle gets a new headlight, with an LED daytime running light strip running right across which seems to be inspired by the headlight on the F 900 R. It definitely looks cool. The ‘GS’ lettering on the fuel tank is now bigger and the ADV-style beak up front gets a ‘Rallye’ sticker as well. The motorcycle is also seen wearing a new ‘Rallye’ colour scheme, with black as the base colour. The combination of black, blue, silver and red looks quite good. BMW will also offer two new colour options and maybe the ’40 Years Of GS’ edition as well.The other detail worth noticing is that the tyres in the studio shots are road-biased while the tyres of the bike on the assembly line are dual-sport spec.
The motorcycle also gets adjustable brake and clutch hand levers along with a self-boosting anti-hopping clutch and an electromotive throttle controller and automatic idle speed increase or a ride-by-wire system. The engine housing covers of alternator, clutch and water pump are now painted in titanium grey metallic.
The bike in the studio shots gets a centre stand and the old model did not. So it is still unclear whether the new G 310 GS in India will have a centre stand or not. The updated BMW G 310 GS continues to get a digital instrument console and not a TFT unit as reported earlier, when the spyshots of the motorcycle were released.
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The engine on the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS is the same as the one on TVS Apache RR 310. Since the RR 310 uses a BS6 compliant engine which displaces 313 cc and makes 34 bhp at 9,700 rpm along with a peak torque output of 27.3 Nm of torque at 7,700 rpm, we figure that the G 310 twins will get the engine in a similar state of tune, probably same. There will be a 6-speed gearbox like before, but no slipper and assist clutch, we think. Bookings for the updated G 310 twins have already begun and we expect BMW to price the motorcycles competitively, at least maintain the BS4 prices, if not increase them.