BMW Motorrad’s pint-sized adventure, the BMW G310GS, has been spied again, this time in motion on a public road. Looking ready in production trim, we surely will see the small-displacement model debut next month at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
This is the second time that the 2017 BMW G310GS has been spied in recent days, giving us a good idea of what to expect from this ~300cc ADV machine.
The styling takes a strong resemblance to the BMW R1200GS, likely to help forge a relation between the iconic adventure bike with its new smaller sibling.
At the core of course is the same 313cc single-cylinder engine that powers the BMW G310R street bike. This should give the BMW G310GS roughly 34hp at the crank, and a mass that is around the 350 lbs mark, wet and fully fueled.
What will be interesting to see is who this motorcycle resonates with, in terms of appeal.
Will the G310GS attract greener riders, who want an ADV bike as their first machine? Will veteran riders, who reject the notion of 500 lbs adventure bikes, be attracted to the G310GS for its smaller stature and lower weight?
We’re not quite sure on either account, so we’ll have to wait and see what the response is at EICMA in a few weeks’ time.