The BMW G310 R and the G310 GS are two of the most-awaited bikes in the Indian market. Both the bikes will become the entry-level bikes in the naked and the adventure segment of the BMW line-up. BMW Motorrad India has officially announced that both the bikes can be pre-booked now. BMW Motorrad India dealers opened the bookings for the bike sometime back unofficially. It is official now and customers can even book the bikes by filling an online form on the official BMW Motorrad India website.
Both the bikes are currently in production in India but all of them are exported to the international markets. The bikes are produced at the TVS Hosur plant where the TVS Apache RR310 is also made. The official announcement did not mention the booking amount needed for the bikes. However, it has been reported that the BMW Motorrad dealers in India are charging up to Rs. 50,000 as the booking amount.
BMW first showcased both the bikes at the 2018 Auto Expo. The G310 R and the G310 GS will be launched at the same time in July 2018. Both the bikes are based on the same chassis and use the same engine too. The 313cc, liquid-cooled engine is jointly developed by BMW and TVS and also powers the Apache RR310. The single-cylinder engine produces a maximum of 34 Bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. The engine gets a 6-speed manual transmission.
Mr Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said,
“BMW Motorrad has a legacy of designing motorcycles that bring together unparalleled riding pleasure, pure performance and assured quality in a unique combination. When BMW Motorrad announced its foray into the sub-500 cc premium segment, it created a stir in the motorcycle industry. With the much-awaited BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS, BMW Motorrad will not only enter but redefine this segment in India. These two motorcycles are built for the Indian roads and offer a true BMW at competitive costs. The wait is now finally over as we open up pre-bookings for our customers ahead of the launch. We are confident that like elsewhere in the world, the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS will create a successful chapter in the India story as well.”
The BMW G310 R is a street naked bike and will be the most affordable BMW bike in the line-up. The G310 GS will be an adventure bike that will be the most affordable adventure bike from the brand. Both the bikes get similar features. There is upside down front forks, disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, rear mono-shock and alloy wheels as standard.