With barely a week left in October, a posting on the official BMW Motorrad Malaysia Facebook page states that the 2018 BMW Motorrad G 310 GS adventure bike will be in Malaysia by the month. A single terse statement said that the G 310 GS will be arriving this October, and to check back for further updates.

The G 310 GS is based on the G 310 R naked street bike, BMW Motorrad’s collaboration with Indian bike maker TVS, and targeted at the beginner market. The G 310 series motorcycles carry a a 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine fed by EFI that puts out a claimed 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.

Power gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox, and braking is with a single disc front and rear, and two-channel ABS is standard. The G 310 power plant has a cylinder that is reversed, with the exhaust exiting to the rear of the bike and the EFI facing forward.

For the G 310 GS, styling follows BMW Motorrad’s styling cues from the bigger GS bikes, with long front beak for a mudguard and tall, upright seating. In Malaysia, the 2017 BMW Motorrad G 310 R retails for RM26,900, including GST.