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While awaiting the impending release of the 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R, its entry into the small displacement motorcycle market, a report has emerged that an adventure version of the G310R is in the works, and might hit the market as soon as 2017.

With rumours of KTM working on a overlander version of the 390, and Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki looking into small displacement versions of its dual-purpose bikes, perhaps this news really doesn’t come as a surprise.

According to Adventure Bike Rider, quoting an article carried in Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, BMW Motorrad UK director Phil Horton said in an interview, “there are plenty more bikes to come, including, hopefully in 2017, a G310R GS-style derivative.”

This could mean BMW are covering all the bases with its new G310R 313 cc engine, developed in collaboration with TVS of India, Motorrad’s manufacturing partner in this region. TVS have shown a concept of the Akula 310, a full-fairing sportsbike based on the G310R naked roadster.

The 2016 BMW G310R comes with a 313 cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine that pumps out 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. BMW Motorrad Malaysia has been tight-lipped about when the 2016 G310R will arrive in Malaysia, and how much it would likely cost.

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