Sourav Ganguly has become the second cricketer to purchase the adventure tourer.
Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team, took delivery of the BMW G 310 GS worth Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Affectionately known as ‘Dada’, Ganguly has become the second cricketer to purchase the adventure tourer. Just so you know, Yuvraj Singh recently rode the same motorcycle home. We have seen Dada in commercial TVC of Hero bikes back in 1990s. And it’s after so many years, the former cricketer made public appearance astride a motorcycle.
Sourav Ganguly With BMW G 310 GS
Developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company, the BMW G 310 GS and BMW G310 R motorcycles marked their India debut in July, 2018. The G310R and G310GS twins have over 75% sales contribution to the company’s total sales in 2018. BMW Motorrad managed to retail 1640 units of its entry-level performance bikes and a total of 2187 units between January and December, 2018.
Produced at TVS Motor Company’s Hosur-based facility, the BMW G 310 GS and BMW G310 R derive power from a 313cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that’s good for 34bhp and 28Nm of peak torque. For transmission duties, the bikes get a 6-speed gearbox. Both motorcycles are claimed to deliver top speed of 143kmph. Read – Top 10 Upcoming Bikes in India
Sitting on a tubular steel frame, the BMW G 310 makes use of 41mm USD forks up front and a monoshock rear suspension unit for performing damping duties. The bike comes fitted with 19-inch up front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels. Additionally, the bike gets dual-channel ABS as standard.