Later today, BMW Motorrad will launch two new motorcycles – reportedly the least-priced ones that the German brand has ever sold – the G 310R street bike and the GS 310R adventure bike. Overdrive reports that the G 310R will be priced at Rs. 2.75 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi and that the GS 310R would be priced at Rs. 3.4 lakh. Well, the prices mentioned are based on information gathered by Overdrive from its sources. We have no way of knowing if these will indeed be the actual prices of these hotly anticipated motorcycles. If it is so, then BMW Motorrad would have done quite nicely considering the fact that these prices are quite competitive.
The suspense would be over in less than a few hours from now as the official launch of the BMW G 310R and GS 310R is scheduled for 12.30 PM today noon. Both motorcycles are fully built in India by TVS Motors at its Hosur factory. TVS Motors is BMW Motorrad’s partner for building low-capacity motorcycles, and has been exporting both the BMW G 310R and GS 310R motorcycles to international markets for a few months now.
Both motorcycles have received good reviews in international markets. While the G 310R is aimed at everyday riding on the road, the GS 310R will be positioned as a weekend-touring machine that’s in its element on the open road, and on mild off-road trails.
Both motorcycles share their 311-cc, four-stroke single-cylinder engines with the TVS Apache RR 310. In the BMWs though, this fuel-injected motor gets different engine maps to suit street riding more than track riding. Peak power and torque outputs remain the same though, at 34 Bhp and 28 Nm, respectively. Six-speed manual gearboxes are standard. The motorcycles get the same suspension components but with different tuning. While upside-down front forks and a monoshock rear is common, the travel on these components are higher on the GS 310R, in keeping with its adventure motorcycle positioning. Dual channel ABS is standard on both bikes.
In the meantime, here’s the official video of the G 310 GS