BMW Motorrad India has finally rolled out the much-awaited G 310 R naked streetfighter and G 310 GS adventure tourer at Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh respectively (all, ex-showroom Delhi). Both the motorcycles are produced at TVS Motor Company’s plant in Hosur, near Bengaluru. First previewed at the 2015 EICMA, the BMW G 310 R has been positioned against the TVS Apache RR 310 and KTM 390 Duke in India. Here’re five things you should know about the BMW G 310R.
1. Most Affordable BMW
As mentioned above, BMW’s entry-level 300cc naked streetfighter is produced at TVS Hosur plant with high level of localization that has helped bikemaker achieve competitive pricing. The G 310 R has been offered at Rs 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom), thus making it the most affordable BMW motorcycle in the country. Though, it’s significantly pricier than its arch rivals – KTM 390 Duke and TVS Apache RR 310 – that cost Rs 2.26 lakh and Rs 2.23 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
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2. Developed Jointly By BMW And TVS
TVS Apache RR 310 is the first bike, which is developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company. The BMW G 310 R is the next product which has been developed under this partnership. While BMW Motorrad has designed and developed the bike with its expertise of developing performance oriented machines, TVS takes care of the manufacturing part. TVS’ Hosur-based facility near Bengaluru serves as production hub for the G 310 R in India.
3. Shares Engine With TVS Apache RR 310
At the heart of the new BMW naked streetfighter is a 313cc, single-cylinder engine that also powers the TVS Apache RR 310. The motor has reverse layout with cylinder placed towards the rear, with the intake at the front and the exhaust towards the rear. However, TVS customized ECU (Engine Control Unit) of the engine for better throttle and engine responses. The gasoline unit can make a top power of 33.5bhp at 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at 7,700rpm. The BMW G 310 R delivers a top speed of 145kmph. Read – Top 10 Upcoming Bikes in India
Besides the engine, the BMW G 310R shares the trellis frame with the Apache RR 310. Though, the latter one gets a different rear subframe developed by TVS to enhance its riding experience. The G 310R has been designed primarily for the street commuting and riding purposes, while the Apache RR 310 solves both the daily commuting and touring and on-track purposes. Check Out – 2018’s Most Awaited Upcoming Bikes in India
5. Sporty Design
In terms of design and styling, the BMW G 310R looks like a stunt bike. It seems to be inspired by the bigger BMW S1000RR and R1200R motorcycles. Sitting on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels, the naked streetfighter features a triangular compact headlamp, muscular fuel tank, sporty tank shrouds, fully digital instrument cluster, LCD dash with gear indicator, tachometer, shift light, etc.
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