The 2018 BMW G310GS is a single-cylinder entry-level adventure bike and the manufacturer’s second offering in the smaller-displacement segment, joining the recently launched G310R. The G310GS is designed to combine urban maneuverability with light off-road capability, characteristics we were able to experience firsthand at the bike’s launch in Rancho Sante Fe, California.
It’s clear that BMW is aiming its bikes to new riders, commuters, city dwellers, and those looking for a lightweight adventure bike that won’t break the bank. The G310GS is fairly light at a claimed 373 pounds wet, it’s compact, and certainly affordable. The G310GS has a base MSRP of $5,695, and the only factor affecting price—and the only option for the GS, really—is the paint color. The options include Cosmic Black, Racing Red, and Pearl White Metallic, with the Pearl White Metallic coming at an additional cost of $100.
While BMW is a German company, the G310GS is manufactured in India. However, the only thing telltale signs are the Bybre brakes in the front and rear. While we only rode the bike for a day, we can say as far as ride quality goes, the bike performed very well. The bike is visually stunning as well. How the bike holds up in terms of reliability will be determined as we put more miles on the bike in the next few months.