Recently, BMW Motorrad officially started its India operations in April 2017 with the launch of premium models and four dealerships. However, entry-level, made for developing markets BMW G310R was nowhere to be seen. Recently, there were media speculations that BMW wont launch the G310R and the G310 GS adventure tourer in India as the bikes are manufactured only for the export markets. However, we have confirmation from BMW Motorrad India that both bikes will soon be launched in India. Also Read: BMW G310R India launch date delayed to 2018; Price in India to be under INR 2 lakh
BMW Motorrad India officially confirms the launch plans of G310R & G310 GS in India
BMW Motorrad India is in process of setting up dealerships and service centers to increase its reach in India. In an official confirmation to India.com Auto, BMW Motorrad India said, “We are presently in the process of setting up the business operations in India and finalising the launch dates for the BMW G310R and G310GS.” Moreover, recently Vikram Pawah, President – BMW India, revealed that the BMW G310R’s India launch has been delayed to 2018. The G310R launch will be followed by the launch of the BMW G310 GS, which might be launched by mid or end 2018.
BMW G310 GS
The BMW G310 GS is the adventure touring version of the G310R and will rival the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure and the Royal Enfield Himalayan. On the other hand, the BMW G310R will compete against the new KTM 390 Duke, Bajaj Dominar 400, and the Benelli TNT 300. Both bikes come equipped with upside down front forks, rear mono-shock, muscular fuel tank, single-piece seat and up-swept side mounted exhaust canister. Cosmetically, the G310 GS gets a semi-fairing and long-travel suspension. Read More: BMW G 310 R India price to be lower than KTM Duke 390
BMW G 310 R Side Profile
Powering the BMW G310R and G310 GS twins will be a backward tilted 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that is capable of pumping out 33.5 BHP of maximum power at 9500 RPM along with 28 Nm of peak torque at 7500 RPM, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The cylinder head has been rotated 180 degrees, which has lowered the centre of gravity, while the cylinder head is now in the direction of the front wheel. The bike gets die-cast aluminium swing-arm while braking power comes from disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS being standard. Also Read: BMW G 310 GS India Launch by End 2018
BMW G310 GS Side Profile
The BMW G310R gets a top-speed of 145 Kmph along with a fuel tank capacity of 11-liters and a kerb weight of 158.5 kg. Both the bike will be manufactured locally in India at TVS’ manufacturing facility in Hosur. We expect BMW Motorrad to price the G310R around INR 2 lakh while the G310 GS might be priced at a slight premium of INR 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom).