Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has bought a BMW G 310 GS which happens to be the German automobile manufacturer’s most affordable adventure bike. Ganguly is not the first Indian cricketer to own a pocket-friendly BMW. Last year, Yuvraj Singh rode home the BMW G 310 R.
Ganguly seems to have a penchant for BMW vehicles. He has often been spotted in the past driving BMW cars. Ganguly, more popularly known as Dada in Indian cricketing circles, rode the bike from the BMW dealership to his home with passersby stopping to snap photos.
The BMW G 310 GS is powered by a liquid-cooled 313cc engine which produces 34bhp. The bike has a 28Nm peak torque output. The single cylinder engine is paired to a 6-speed gear system. It’s the same engine that powers the BMW G 310 R and the TVS Apache RR 310. The G 310 GS is supported by upside down (USD) forks in the front and rear monoshock absorbers. The motorcycle has a fully digital instrument console with a user-friendly layout. Unlike the more high-end BMW adventure bikes, the G 310 GS features a symmetric headlamp which lends the motorcycle a more simplistic look.
The BMW G 310 GS rivals the Kawasaki Versys X-300 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan in its segment. The motorcycle has been manufactured at the TVS workshop in Hosur.
The Munich headquartered multinational automobile conglomerate has claimed that both the G 310 GS and the G 310 R have got encouraging response from Indian customers. BMW had revealed in a statement earlier that the two motorcycles are among the top five bikes sold by the company globally.
The G 310 GS owned by Ganguly is the Pear White Metallic colour variant. It costs NR10,000 more than the ex-showroom price of the two other colours, Racing Red, and Cosmic Black. The latter two are priced at INR3.49 lakh.