The entry-level, highly anticipated bikes from BMW Motorrad - G 310 R and the G 310 GS are launched in India for Rs. 2.99 lakhs and Rs. 3.49 lakhs respectively (Ex-showroom). The BMW G310R was first unveiled in 2015 and is a result of the collaboration between BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company. The G 310 GS is based on the same platform and broke cover in 2016. Both bikes are in fact, produced at the TVS facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, and are exported to other markets globally.
The small-capacity BMWs hold a lot of potential in a market like India and can catapult the brand to a wider audience. The BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS are already on sale internationally and India gets an identical bike as far as the design and equipment levels are concerned. The G 310 R is designed as a street-fighter, while the G 310 GS resembles the larger GS offerings as an adventure-ready motorcycle. The latter comes with a higher ground clearance and a raised mudguard as well. The bikes use a LCD screen for the instrument cluster.
Both motorcycles use the same 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine tuned for 34 bhp at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is reverse-inclined, which allows the drive system to be brought forward allowing for a shorter wheelbase. The differently positioned engine also makes for lower centre of gravity.
With an aluminium swingarm and a tubular spaceframe, both the BMWs are light on their feet and easy to ride for experienced and novice riders. The bike comes with 41 mm USD forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking performance comes from a 300 mm single-disc at the front, while the rear gets a 240 mm disc at the rear. The bike comes with dual channel ABS as standard. Bookings for the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS begun from June 8, 2018, while deliveries will start soon. Freestyle and stunt riders Ghost Ryderz performed at the launch of the BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS bikes. The bikes will be available in three metallic colours i.e. cosmic black, pearl white and racing red.
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