We’re just days away from the official launch of the BMW G 310R and GS 310R, motorcycles that are built in India by TVS Motors but so far have been on sale only on markets abroad. Considering this fact, some Indian riders have already sampled this motorcycles in foreign countries. Here is one such first ride review of the BMW G 310R sportsbike from a Bajaj Dominar 400 owner, who happened to ride this motorcycle in the Netherlands. Here, watch the video review for yourself.
The reviewer does go on to highlight that the BMW G 310R does have plenty of grunt, a comfortable seating position and a lightweight feel. However, he’s not very happy with the vibrations that creep into the footpegs, seat and tank at speeds of over 100 Kph on highway runs.
The motorcycle does share its 311cc reverse inclined four stroke engine with the TVS Apache RR 310. The motor makes an identical 34 Bhp-28 Nm but the ECU is tuned for a better low-end grunt rather than top-end performance, considering the G 310R’s street-bike positioning. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard.
Other key components on the BMW G 310R are similar to those on the TVS Apache RR 310. There are the upside down front forks and a monoshock rear. The motorcycle has a more upright riding position, with a wide handlebar compared to the much more aggressive riding position on the Apache RR 310, which also gets clip ons. BMW Motorrad will sell this motorcycle in India, and is likely to price it at over Rs. 3 lakhs, in keeping with the BMW badging. The official launch of this motorcycle, along with its adventure sibling – the GS 310R, will happen on the 18th of July. The GS 310R will be the pricier of the duo, and will get slightly different styling and higher suspension travel.