BMW Motorrad India has officially opened pre-bookings for the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS. The Bavaria-based brand has set the booking amount at Rs 50,000 for both bikes. Back in April 2018, we had reported how BMW Motorrad dealers in Pune, Kerala and Chennai had begun accepting bookings for the bikes. These dealers were also quoting the same Rs 50,000 booking amount at the time.
There is no word on the price but, according to the dealers, the G 310 R is expected to be priced at around Rs 3.5 lakh, while the G 310 GS will be priced around Rs 4 lakh (both prices, on-road). At present, BMW has only said that deliveries will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis. Both the motorcycles will be launched in India on July 18 and deliveries are expected by end of the month or early August.
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’ India 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 comes 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.