2020 BMW G 310 GS BSVI gets additional tech, gets Rallye and 40 Years GS Edition theme

Aditya Chatterjee Updated: October 06, 2020, 03:11 PM IST

We are one day away from the launch of the updated entry-level motorcycles from BMW Motorrad, the G 310 GS and the R. The highlight of this update is believed to be the pricing, for both the models. Internationally, the company has unveiled the 2020 iteration of the G 310 GS, which does look a tad different from the previous iteration and comes with more tech. Importantly, the powertrain has been made BSVI compliant. Here are all the details of the 2020 BMW G 310 GS BSVI version

Design of the 2020 BMW G 310 GS

The 2020 BMW G 310 GS looks almost identical to the motorcycle it replaces, except that it gets a mild revision in the form of all-LED lighting, The headlight design has been tweaked, with a LED DRL running across it, much like that on the premium 900R/XR. We also hope BMW has worked on the mounting of the headlight unit, as there have been many instances where the headlight unit felt loose and has some movement.

Rest of bits concerning the front screen, tank design, seats and other parts are largely unchanged. What has been updated though are the colour options. The 2020 BMW G 310 GS gets the Rallye theme wherein the frame has been painted red and the beak and the top of the tank are in blue. Also, there is the '40 Years of GS' edition which gets yellow highlights similar to its elder siblings, the 750GS, 850GS and also the 1250 GS. Lastly, there is a plain polar white. If we had to choose from these options, it is the Rallye G 310 GS that looks more attractive than the other two options.

Features in the 2020 BMW G 310 GS

TFT instrumentation on the G 310 GS has still not happened, something that had been speculated for long. Instead, the 2020 BMW G 310 GS retains the same LCD unit as the previous model with the amount of information on display.

BMW, however, has made the brake and the clutch levers four-stage adjustable which should add more convenience. BMW elaborates, it now provides ergonomic benefits â€" particularly for people with small hands.

Engine of the 2020 BMW G 310 GS

The powertrain in the 2020 iteration of the G 310 GS is still the 313cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves, two overhead camshafts and electronic fuel injection. However, in the transition to the cleaner and stricter BSVI emission norms, the G 310 GS BSVI has not compromised on its output figures as it still makes 34PS at 9 500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7,500rpm.

This engine now features assist and slipper clutch with a 6-speed transmission. The company mentions, it reduces engine drag torque and provides a significant increase in driving safety - particularly during braking manoeuvres involving simultaneous downshifting. It also offers significantly reduced operating forces at the clutch lever. Also, the 310 GS now features ride-by-wire for more precise throttle response.

Expected price of the 2020 BMW G 310 GS

The company dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the same. And now BMW Motorrad India has announced a new offer wherein customers can avail these motorcycles for an EMI of Rs 4,500 under the company's Bullet plan.

Further, prospective customers can get their pre-approved loans at an attractive rate of interests before the launch of the motorcycles, stated the company. In terms of pricing, the entry-level GS is expected to undercut its previous offering and should be positioned attractively against its rival the KTM 390 Adventure


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