Today BMW Motorrad India has launched its much awaited bikes the BMW G310R and BMW G310GS. The G 310 R is priced at Rs 2.99 lakh while the G310 GS is priced at Rs 3.49 lakh (adventure variant) (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of size and displacement these are the smallest bikes from BMW. Official bookings for both the bikes opened on June 8, 2018.
The BMW Motorrad India had showcased both, the G 310 R and G 310 GS, at the 2018 Auto Expo. The G 310 R had already made an Indian appearance earlier (at Auto Expo 2016). The New BMW G310R is naked streetfighter while the new G310GS is an entry-level adventure bike. Just like the G 310 R the G 310 GS has also been developed by BMW Motorrad in Germany and is built at the TVS plant in Hosur, India near Bengaluru and are already exported to markets worldwide.
The G 310 R and G 310 GS come with a reversed cylinder design with a slope towards the rear wheel just simillar to the TVS Apache RR 310. The bikes are powered by a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit with four valves and a DOHC cylinder head which generates max power of 34hp and a peak torque of 28Nm. Both the bikes are mated to a six-speed gearbox. Both bikes comes with five-spoke alloy wheels, tubular steel frames and dual-channel ABS. The kerb weights for the G 310 R and G 310 GS are 158.5kg and 169.5kg, respectively.
The R variant gets 17-inch front and rear wheels, while the GS (adventure variant) gets a larger 19-inch front wheel and a standard-size 17-inch rear wheel. both bikes gets identical breaks – a 300mm front disc and 240mm rear disc.
In this price segment the G 310 R is around Rs. 57,000 more expensive than its more-powerful rival, the KTM 390 Duke which comes at price of Rs 2.42 lakh.