BMW Motorrad forays into sub-500cc segment in India

BMW G 310 R and GS

BMW has finally launched the G310 R and G310 GS in India.

Note: All prices mentioned above are Ex-showroom, Delhi. BMW Motorrad has engineered the bike in Germany while TVS Motor Company manufacturers the motorcycle at its factory in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. However, official bookings only opened on June 8, 2018. Though the G 310 R had also made an Indian appearance earlier (at Auto Expo 2016) this year's expo marked the India-debut of the GS.

The BMW G 310 R sources power from a 313 cc, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection, which also powers the TVS Apache RR 310 and the BMW G 310 GS. As a part of TVS-BMW alliance that happened in the year 2013, the entire product from an engine to frame is entirely developed by BMW Motorrad while TVS plays an essential role in producing the cost-effective base for the motorcycles. The launch price of both is inclusive of three-year unlimited kilometre warranty, which can be further extended up to 5 years. there is road-side assistance available as well. Here are the top five things to know about the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS. They both are equipped with inverted front forks and rear monoshock for suspension duty, but the adventure tourer comes with bit of tweaks. The R (being a sport naked) rides on 17-inch front and rear wheels, while the GS (being the adventure variant) gets a larger 19-inch front wheel and a standard-size 17-inch rear wheel. BMW offers Michelin tyres for the G 310 R, while the G 310 GS gets Metzelers. The G 310 R is priced at Rs 2.99 lakh and rivals the KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2.4 lakh), Bajaj Dominar 400 - ABS (Rs 1.62 lakh), the Mahindra Mojo XT 300 (Rs 1.63 lakh) and the Benelli TNT 300 (Rs 3.29 lakh).

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