BMW Motorrad dealers in Pune, Kerala and Chennai have begun accepting bookings for the G 310 R and G 310 GS, though there is no official communication from the company regarding the same. All three dealers have told us that the booking amount is set at Rs 50,000 for both bikes. There is no word on the price but, according to the dealers, the G 310 R is expected to be priced at around Rs 3 lakh, while the G 310 GS will be priced around Rs 3.5 lakh (both prices, on-road). The dealers also suggest that sales will begin sometime in the June-July period, with deliveries set to begin after that.
The German bike maker had showcased both, the G 310 R and G 310 GS at the 2018 Auto Expo. Though the G 310 R was also shown earlier at the 2016 Auto Expo, this year’s expo marked the GS’ Indian debut. The adventure-touring oriented G 310 GS has been developed by BMW Motorrad in Germany and, like the G 310 R, is built at TVS' plant in Hosur, India. The baby GS inherits its family styling, including the stubby front beak, radiator shrouds, headlamp cowl and tank design.
Like the TVS Apache RR 310, the G 310 R and G 310 GS will come with a reversed-cylinder design that slopes towards the rear wheel, instead of the conventional engine layout. This engine is a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit with four valves and a DOHC cylinder head. It churns out 34hp of power and 28Nm of torque on both bikes and is paired to a six-speed gearbox. Both bikes also get tubular steel frames, five-spoke alloy wheels and ABS. The kerb weights for the G 310 R and G 310 GS are 158.5kg and 169.5kg, respectively.
The information regarding the booking amount and pricing has been obtained from dealerships and we are yet to hear from BMW Motorrad on the same. All three dealers signal at an expected launch in the next two to three months, but then again, these bikes have already overshot numerous expected launch dates in India.