Earlier, we had reported that the German-based motorcycle brand, BMW Motorrad is expected to announce its 310cc siblings by the end of June or starting July for the Indian market. And now, the brand has unveiled launch date of G310R street racer and the G310 GS adventure tourer, which is scheduled for July 18, 2018. The delivery will commence by mid-August. Meanwhile, various dealers have started accepting the bookings for the machine with a token amount of Rs 50,000.
Partnering with the TVS Motor Company, both the machines were developed in Germany but will be manufactured in the TVS’s plant in Hosur, India. 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 will chunk the power of 34 PS and peak torque of 28 Nm.
As far as pricing is concerned, G 310 R is expected to price around Rs 3.1 Lakh (ex-showroom) against the KTM Duke 390 which is tagged Rs 2.67 lakh on-road. While the G 310 GS is expected at 3.4 Lakh (ex-showroom) which will be launched against the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which is priced at Rs 1.9 Lakh on road and Kawasaki Versys X-300 (Rs 5.27 lakh, On-Road).
Meanwhile,KTM India has confirmedthat it will be launching its KTM 390 Adventure next year in the country. Though the brand has not confirmed any timelines we expect it to hit the Indian roads by April 2019, after its global launch at the Milan Motorcycle Shows, which is scheduled for November 2018. Further, it isexpected to be priced in between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh (ex-showroom).