Yesterday’s launch of the new BMW 310 twins, the G 310 R and G 310 GS was more than just a price reveal. BMW roped in Trivandrum-based stunt riding group, the Ghost Ryderz, to perform on the new bikes and, needless to say, the stunt show was epic. If you thought the G 310 R naked is all about city rides and the GS for taming the unknown, think again! Here are some images and a video from the event.
Four riders from the team performed on two models each of the R and the GS bikes. For the uninitiated, the two bikes are now on sale in India and have been priced at Rs. 2.99 lakh for the naked R and Rs. 3.49 lakh for the GS model, both prices being ex-showroom Delhi. BMW is providing an unlimited mileage warranty on the bikes for three years, which is extendable to four and five years.
Both the models come with 110-mm wide front tyres. The R gets 17-inch wheels and the GS gets taller 19-inch wheels.
Both the bikes come with same 313-cc single-cylinder engine that puts out 34 PS of power and 28 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. BMW claims a top whack of 143 km/h.
Both the bikes get ABS as standard along with a single front disc brake.
The bikes are made at TVS motors’ manufacturing facility at Hosur, outside Bangalore. Yes, the BMW and TVS has partnered in India and the Apache RR310 uses the same engine as well.
As seen here, the GS too is worthy of crazy antics like this one – we do not recommend this on public roads though. Also visible here is the second, higher fender.
White is our pick – looks nice. BMW Financials will come up with great finance schemes to lure young buyers.
We all love that rear, dont we? Do note the huge luggage racks on these GS models. Tyre size remains same for both: 150-mm wide though the GS runs has a taller side wall for adventure use.
The GS wears dual purpose tyres as seen here – but yet offers ample grip levels.
Sit-up wheelie on the G 310 R: also visible here is the engine cover and the massive tank extensions.
Sit-up wheelie on the GS : notice the higher ride height of the bike vis a vis the R above.