BMW Motorrad has displayed the G 310 R and G 310 GS at the 2018 Auto Expo. While the G 310 R was shown at the 2016 Auto Expo, this expo marks the Indian debut of the GS. The German brand will launch both bikes in the second half of 2018.
BMW has played it safe with the styling of the G 310 R and stayed away from the slight quirkiness seen on its bigger displacement models. The G 310 R weighs 158kg and comes with a 313cc, single-cylinder engine with twin-overhead camshafts that puts down 33.6hp and 28Nm of torque. Like the TVS Apache RR 310, the G 310 R will come with a reversed-cylinder design that slopes towards the rear wheel, instead of the conventional engine layout. The upside of this layout is that it creates space for a longer rear swingarm while keeping the wheelbase relatively short to make it a more manoeuvrable motorcycle. The G 310 R is expected to be priced between Rs 2.25-2.4 lakh (ex-showroom).
BMW took the wraps off the adventure-touring version of the naked G 310 R at EICMA 2016. Like its naked sibling, the G 310 GS has been developed by BMW Motorrad in Germany and 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. It gets a tubular steel frame and five-spoke alloy wheels as well.
Powering the GS is a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, with four valves and a reversed DOHC cylinder head. The engine will churn out 34hp of power and 28Nm of torque. It gets a six-speed manual transmission that will be tweaked to suit its adventure-touring nature. At the front, it gets an upside-down 41mm fork, which has 49mm more travel than the G 310 R’s. However, it is non-adjustable, but the rear monoshock does boast an adjustable preload.
The G 310 GS is expected to be priced between Rs 2.6 lakh and Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom).
|BMW G 310 R||Rs 2.25 - 2.4 lakh|
|BMW G 310 GS||Rs 2.60 - 2.8 lakh |
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