BMW Motorrad has confirmed that both the G 310 R street naked and the G 310 GS adventure bikes will go on sale in India in the second-half of 2018. It’s been a long wait for enthusiasts since BMW first showed off the G 310 R in India at the 2016 Auto Expo. The small-capacity motorcycles are being manufactured by BWM’s partner, TVS, at the latter’s plant in Hosur. The G 310 R is already on sale internationally with the GS about to follow suit. To recap, the G 310 GS is an adventure-styled machine based on the G 310 R platform but with a 19-inch front wheel and longer travel suspension that should aid riding comfort and also offer some mild off-road capability.
In the past six months, BMW has already opened four showrooms in India at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune, with three more are set to open in 2017 in Delhi, Chennai and Cochin. In 2018, BMW plans to open another three in Chandigarh, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The reason for delay could be that BMW wants to make sure they offer a premium, high-quality experience to their customers. This is an area where many big bike manufacturers are currently struggling, and BMW recognizes that premium bikes deserve a premium ownership experience. Therefore, it’s vital that the brand has a strong and sophisticated network that can support the demand for bikes.
Article Source : AutoCar India