BMW G 310R is a highly awaited bike in the Indian market. BMW Motorrad India had showcased the bike at the 2018 Auto Expo. After a long wait, the company has finally started taking official bookings for the upcoming entry-level bike that will be launched in July 2018. While the bike is made in India by TVS, it has been launched in many international markets much before the upcoming official launch in India. Here is what an Indian YouTuber, who rode the G 310R in the US, has to say about the bike.
BMW G 310R review
The rider, who goes by the YouTube channel name “The HeartBroken Bike” took a test ride of the bike from a BMW Motorrad Showroom. Soon after riding the bike, he said that the bike does not feel big. He compared it to the KTM 200 Duke. The rider says that the quality of the switchgear and the plastic used in the bike is quite good.
He also says that the engine is rev-friendly and quickly escalates on the tachometer but at higher RPM, the vibration increases. The clutch is very smooth, according to him, and the bike is say to maneuver in dense traffic. The short review also says that the exhaust note sounds good. The bike will suit daily commuters rather than highway tourers, according to the rider.
The BMW G 310R is powered by the same 310-cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine that powers the Apache RR310. However, it is in a different tune on the G 310R. The fuel-injected engine produces a maximum of 34 Bhp and 28 Nm and gets a 6-speed transmission. The bike gets disc brakes on both the wheels and dual-channel ABS is standard.
Even though BMW has not revealed the price yet, the BMW G 310R is expected to get a price tag of around Rs. 3.25 lakh, which will make it quite premium compared to the KTM 390 Duke.