BMW Motorrad India has been teasing its upcoming Apache RR310-based sportbike, and
the latest information from the manufacturer confirms that it will carry the G 310 RR
nametag. The company has also announced that bookings are open for the upcoming
BMW G 310 RR: styling tweaks
While the overall silhouette of the G 310 RR is very similar to its Indian cousin, the TVS
Apache RR 310, there are a few subtle differences. The visor on the Bavarian derivative
seems to be slightly different, and the cuts and creases around the headlight are something
we don’t see on the Apache. The headlights themselves also seem to have slight differences
compared to the TVS units.
There are two colour options, to our knowledge. A minimalistic all-black option and a
traditional BMW HP-liveried one with red and blue accents over a white base. The latter also
has the word ‘Race’ written after its name, on the side fairings, and could perhaps be a
more highly specced variant. We’ll know more once the bike is launched.
BMW G 310 RR: hardware differences
Most of the cycle parts are expected to remain unchanged compared to the Apache RR310,
but there are some which will be different.
First up is the front disc brake. In a teaser image released by BMW, we can clearly see the
Apache’s petal disc replaced by a conventional rotor on the Beemer. Difference is design
aside, the size of the discs themselves is probably going to remain unchanged – 300mm at
the front and 240mm at the rear.
Another image shows adjusters on top of the front fork, hinting that the BMW G 310RR will
come with adjustable front suspension as offered optionally on the Apache RR310 BTO
(Built To Order).
One change that’s not quite welcome is the tyres, as the BMW can be seen sporting
Michelin Pilot Street tyres, while the Apache comes with the extremely impressive Michelin
Road 5s. These Pilot Streets are the same as the one offered on the G 310R – the street
naked version of the BMW – and we’ve found them to be lacking in terms of grip and feel.
BMW G 310 RR: what stays the same?
Quite a lot, actually. The 312.2cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine is expected to be
carried over in the same state of tune – 34hp at 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at
7,700rpm. The chassis is expected to remain unchanged as well.
The cast alloy wheels, fuel tank, rider as well as pillion seats, upswept exhaust system, tail-
light and even the rear grab rail seem to be carried over from the TVS Apache RR310.
BMW G 310 RR: the bottom line
The BMW G 310R and the TVS Apache RR 310 both carry an identical price tag of Rs 2.65
lakh. Their rival is the substantially more powerful, and recently launched, KTM RC 390,
which carries a price tag of Rs 3.14 lakh. It’s certain that the G 310 RR will be more
expensive than its naked sibling, but, at the same time, it is unlikely to sit too close to the
KTM, and will most likely be priced under the Rs 3 lakh mark.
There is a possibility that the bike could be offered in two variants – a base variant with non-
adjustable suspension and a Race version with adjustability at both ends.
In a price-conscious market like ours, even the most well-rounded products can struggle due
to an unreasonable price tag (Honda CB300R, we’re looking at you). So, it will be very
interesting to see where the new BMW sits and how it interacts with the Apache.
All prices listed are ex-showroom, Delhi
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