BMW G 310 GS Genius
Motown India|September 2018
BMW G 310 GS Genius

BMW G 310 GS Genius

P. Tharyan

When BMW India announced the price of the G 310 GS at Rs 3.49 lakh, I wondered why it was a lot more expensive than the TVS Apache 310 RR. After all, were not the two bikes built at the TVS Motor Company Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu and even shared their frame and innards? So, if the power is the same at 34hp, the torque almost similar, the engine is the same, the features almost similar, then pray what makes the BMW G 310 GS a lot more expensive? I rode the BMW G 310 GS to get my answers.

DESIGN AND STYLING

The moment I laid my eyes on the new BMW G 310 GS, I realised it was a lot different than the TVS bike and even the new BMW G 310 R roadster. The GS, unlike the other two is not a roadster but an every- day adventure motorcycle. It’s taller, better build, has a few additional features and definitely stands tall. Unlike the several mean adventure machines with massive engines to boot, this one can easily be tamed. Yes, if you are not more than 5 feet 10 inches tall you may not be able to plant your two feet on the ground when you are seated atop the bike. Unlike the roadster where the seat height is 785mm, this one’s got 835mm. But the seat can be lowered or raised by 15mm, if needed, as part of the accessory package.

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