BMW is making an entry in the 300cc bike segment with its cheapest bike duo, the G 310 R and G 310 GS. While the former one is a naked street bike, the latter one is a sports-cum-adventure bike. The expected price for this bike is around Rs 3 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Following this, both the bikes are expected to launch on 18th July. Recently BMW India sent an invitation for its press conference, however without stating any reason for it. Both the BMW bikes were scheduled to launch this year by the July-August period. So, we expect the BMW G 310 GS and G 310 R to launch on 18th July. Currently, the pre-bookings for both the bikes are open. Since the invitation mentions BMW Group, leading to a remote possibility of unveiling the upcoming BMW X2. The SUV is also expected to launch in India by August 2018.
The BMW G 310 GS is a naked street roadster with heavy muscle lines and rugged looks. The main design highlight is the upside golden suspension forks. Also, the rather upswept exhaust looks pretty sporty. On the other hand, the G 310 R enters the very small adventure bike segment. The front GS snout covering the headlamp makes it a pure adventure bike. It gets a sleek body, as against the G 310 GS. Barring the front portion of the bikes, rest of the body part is almost similar for both the bikes.
Both the bikes are powered by a 313cc liquid cooled engine that produces up to 34 BHP @ 9500 RPM worth of power and 28 Nm @ 7500 RPM worth of torque. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The mileage expected from the bike is around 30 KMPL. Also, the top-speed recorded on this bike is 144 Km/hr.
Features of the bike include upside-down telescopic forks, smoked turn signal lenses, LED rear light, Multi-function LCD display, Skid Plate and projector headlamps. For safety, it gets front and rear disc brake with ABS. Definitely not matching the features of a high-end BMW bike, but the features are decent for its class. BMW G 310 GS and G 310 R are made in partnership with TVS at one of its plant in South India. We expect it to have a decent amount of localization, as a result of which the prices would be affordable. Also, we expect this bike to be a hit because it is a BMW affordable bike.
The bike might cost you around Rs 3 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Currently, the pre-bookings for both the bikes are open in their showrooms and on their website too. In terms of the engine, the rivals are Apache RR 310, Mojo UT 300, the upcoming KTM 390 and more. However, if it demands some premium over these bikes, in the end, it is BMW bike which is affordable.
Stay Tuned to CarBlogIndia for more updates on the upcoming BMW G 310 GS and G 310 R bikes.
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