2018 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS Launched in India

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The German motorcycle maker had showcased both, the G 310 R and G 310 GS, at the 2018 Auto Expo. The BMW G 310 R comes in as an allround roadster while BMW G 310 GS is being regaled for its adventurous stance and sporty highway performance. The G 310 GS has been developed by BMW Motorrad in Germany and is built at the TVS plant in Hosur, India, like the G 310 R.

The company also confirmed that it has already received over 1,000 bookings even prior to the bikes being launched, with more interest being shown towards the adventure touring bike BMW G310 GS. The bikes are available for test drives and on sale throughout company showrooms in India. The G 310 R is priced at Rs 2.99 lakh while the G310 GS – its adventure variant – is priced at Rs 3.49 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

BMW G310R roadster boasts of features such as a distinctive headlamp, muscular fuel tank and comfortable seating. It gets upside down forks, compact proportions and a short wheelbase. BMW G310GS, being an adventure tourer gets a lightweight body structure to manoeuvre through traffic and yet sturdy enough to take on challenging road conditions with a more upright riding position. It gets a high front fender and a protective windscreen.

Both the bikes come with a reversed cylinder design that slopes towards the rear wheel, instead of the conventional engine layout. This engine is a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit with four valves and a DOHC cylinder head. It churns out 34hp of power and 28Nm of torque and is paired to a six-speed gearbox. Both bikes also get tubular steel frames, five-spoke alloy wheels and dual-channel ABS; the GS gets ABS that can be disengaged. The kerb weights for the G 310 R and G 310 GS are 158.5kg and 169.5kg, respectively.

Acceleration from 0 to 50 kmph is achieved in 2.5 seconds while top speed stands at 143 kmph. Both BMW G310R and G310GS come in with 3 years/Unlimited kms warranty as standard which can be extended to the 4th and 5th year as well. In terms of competition in India, the BMW twins will compete with KTM 390 Duke.