The BMW G 310 GS has arrived in Malaysia at RM29,900 including GST but without insurance, adding to BMW Motorrad’s roster of single-cylinder machines with a Gelande-Strasse (land/street) variant, hence the GS suffix. As expected, the baby GS draws extensively from the RM26,900 G 310 R, albeit with the trappings of dual-purpose applications.

Powered by a 313 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine producing 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm, propelling the junior GS via a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive. Key physical dimensions are as follows: the G 310 GS weighs 169 kg, measures 2,075 mm in overall length, 880 mm wide and 1,230 mm tall, with wheelbase at 1,420 mm and a seat height of 835 mm.

On the chassis front, the baby GS gains a larger, 19-inch diameter wheel, 41 mm upside-down fork, a single 300 mm-disc front brake with four-piston caliper in front, while the rear gets a 17-inch wheel, rear monoshock with preload adjustment, and a 240 mm rear disc brake with single-piston caliper. Suspension travel is 180 mm, while dual-channel ABS is standard, and is user-switchable.

Demand for the Euro 4-compliant G 310 GS is such that the first Malaysia-bound shipment has been fully spoken for. The waiting list for the smallest GS model runs to four months, according to a BMW representative. The BMW G 310 GS is covered by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty in Malaysia.

GALLERY: BMW G 310 GS