BMW Motorrad has finally launched the much-awaited BMW G310R and BMW G310GS motorcycles in the Indian market. While the naked bike is priced at Rs 2.99 lakh, the adventure motorcycle cost Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Interested buyers can pre-book these bikes at a token amount of Rs 50,000 and deliveries are being promised on first come first serve basis.
BMW is currently working on improving its dealership network in India. The new motorcycles are retailed and serviced through BMW Motorrad India’s dealerships, which is spread across 7 cities – Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi and Ahmedabad. The company will soon introduce two new dealerships in Kolkata and Chandigarh.
The BMW G310R and BMW G310GS are locally developed at TVS Motor Company’s Hosur based plant in Tamil Nadu. In fact, production of the motorcycles has already been commenced and both models are also exported to select international markets. Both the BMW G310R and the BMW G310 GS are powered by the same 313cc, single-cylinder unit that also powers the TVS Apache RR 310. This engine is capable of producing 34bhp of power at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) will be offered as standard. Also Read – BMW G310R – 5 Things To Know
The BMW G310GS rides on larger 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, while the G310R gets 17-inch alloys at both ends. The naked streetfighter will rival the KTM 390 Duke, while the BMW G310GS won’t have a direct competition. Though, KTM will launch the 390 Adventure in India in the first half of 2019.
BMW G310R, BMW G310GS Launch Live Updates
1:42 PM: The BMW G310R is priced slightly on higher side, which could impact its sales. As the KTM 390 Duke is almost 60,000 cheaper and is more powerful. However, the BMW Motorrad nameplate could benefit the BMW G310R. On the flip-side, the G310GS adventure bike price seems quite decent. Both the motorcycles can achieve 0-50kmph in just 2.5 seconds before hitting a top speed 1.43kmph.
1:37 PM: The BMW G310R and the BMW G310GS finally launched in the Indian market. While the naked bike is priced at Rs 2.99 lakh, the adventure bike cost Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company is also offering 3 years unlimited kilometers warranty on these two motorcycles
1:35 PM: The BMW G310 GS looks completely different, bigger and aggressive than the naked roadster G310R. The adventure bike gets larger suspension, bigger front tyres, larger ground clearance and a small fairing. Same tubular steel frame chassis and 313cc single-cylinder engine, but completely different design.
1:17 PM: The BMW G310R naked roadster weighs 158.5kgs and it rides on 17-inch wheels shod with 110/70 R17 front and 150/60 R17 rear tyres. On the flip side, the G310GS adventure bike weighs 169.5kg. It rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels shod with 110/80 and 150/70 section tyres at the front and rear, respectively.
1:15 PM: The launch event has finally been started. Dimitris Rapris, head of Asia Pacific, China and South Africa on the stage to kick start the G310R and G310GS launch event.
1:01 PM: BMW G310R and BMW G310GS launch event is all set to start in next few minutes. The naked roadster is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs 2.75 lakh, while the adventure tourer is likely to cost around Rs 3.40 lakh. BMW G310R will directly rival the KTM 390 Duke. The G310GS won’t have a direct competition in India; though KTM will launch the 390 Adventure bike in early 2019
12:43 PM: BMW G310 GS – In terms of dimensions, the smallest adventure motorcycle from BMW is 2,075mm in length, 880mm in width and 1,227mm in height. The tourer sits on 1,374mm wheelbase, while the ground clearance stands at 180mm. The standard seat height is 835mm, and customers can also opt for optional seat height options – 820mm and 850mm. It comes with a usable fuel tank of 11-litres capacity.
12:24 PM: BMW G310R – Technical specifications revealed, claimed to offer a top speed of 143kmph. The bike weighs 158.5kgs, while the seat height stands at 785mm. The naked streetfighter comes with a fuel tank of 11-litres, while the wheelbase of 1,380mm ensures comfortable seat for both front and rear occupants.
12:03 PM: Bookings for the new BMW G310R and BMW G310GS have already been commenced from June 8 and interested buyers can book by paying a token amount of Rs 50,000. Deliveries are being promised on first come first serve basis. If media reports are to be believed, Both the models received excellent response from buyers and commands a waiting period of around 2 to 3 months.
11:54 AM: The BMW G310 GS and BMW G310R are available in 3 paint jobs – Racing Red, Cosmic Black and Pearl White Metallic (G310GS) and HP Motorsport, Style HP White (G310R).
11:47 AM: Both the BMW G310R and BMW G310GS will be powered by the same 313cc, single-cylinder engine that also powers the TVS Apache RR 310. This engine is tuned to offer 34bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox.
11:35 AM: The launch live event will start at 12:30 PM, ICN Team will be attending the launch event to bring you all the live updates on price, features, specifications, and other details of BMW G310R and BMW G310GS. Stay tuned…
11:12 AM: Ahead of the launch scheduled at 12:30 PM, prices of the BMW G310R and BMW G310GS have been leaked on the internet. According to the Overdrive, the G310R and G310GS priced at Rs 2.75 lakh and Rs 3.40 lakh respectively. These prices seem quite aggressive keeping BMW nameplate in mind.
10:38 AM: Similarly, the BMW G310 GS shares design cues from the bigger motorcycles from BMW GS family. Features like headlight, handlebar, instrument cluster, radiator shrouds and stubby front beak are directly lifted from G310R. It is equipped with small windscreen, dual-sport tyres, long travel suspension, etc
10:32 AM – Talking about design, the BMW G310R is a roadster that is inspired from the larger BMW Roadsters including the popular S1000 R. Some of the design highlights include small headlight fairing, chiselled fuel tank with extended cowls, lots of body works on fuel tak, sharp tail-end with stubby exhaust muffler, etc
10:24 AM – BMW G310R naked roadster is the brand’s most affordable and smallest motorcycle globally, which is being manufactured at TVS Motors’ Hosur based plant in Tamil Nadu. The G310GS is basically the adventure variant of the G310R.