The German motorcycle manufacturer, BMW has announced the launch of its 310cc twins, the G 310 R street racer and the G 310 GS adventure tourer in India. At a price tag of Rs 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively, the delivery of the machines will commence by mid-August. It is worth noting, that one can book any of the bikes at the nearest dealershipwith a token amount of Rs 50,000.The bikes will come with the 3-year warranty and unlimitedkilometre.
Partnering with the TVS Motor Company, both the motorcycles are being manufactured at the TVS’s plant in Hosur, India, from where the bikes are currently exported to the international market, as they are already launched in various other countries.
The Motorrad G310 siblings will be sharing their engines from the Apache RR 310. Powered by a 313cc displacement, single-cylinder liquid-cooled Fuel Injected unit, the G 310 brothers are claimed to chunk the power of 34 PS at 9,500 rpm and peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500rpm. Mated to a 6-speed transmission, the G 310 R and G 310 GS are promised to attain a maximum speed of 143 kmph.
The bikes come with the fuel tank capacity of 11-litres, with the mileage of 31 kmph, which acts as a drawback for the G 310 GS, since its an adventure tourer, however, for the G 310 R, it is not an issue. In terms of safety, the machines get the 300 mm single disc at the front and 240mm disc at the rear, which comes with the BMW Motorrad ABS as a standard option.
As far as dimensions are concerned, the adventure tourer gets a seating height of 835 mm, due to which shorter riders with an approximate height of 5’8 feet will have some issues in resting both of their feet on the ground. Further, the machine measures 2,075mm in length, 880mm in width, 1230mm in height and only weighs 175.5 kg. While, the roadster, G 310 R is 2,005 in length, 60mm speaker, and 150mm shorter with the seating height of 785 mm.
The G 310 R will be competingagainst the KTM Duke 390 which is tagged Rs 2.67 lakh on-road. While the G 310 GS is launched against theRoyal Enfield Himalayan, which is priced at Rs 1.9 Lakh on road andKawasakiVersys X-300 (Rs 5.27 lakh, On-Road).