The updated BMW India G310R and G310GSS models were doing the test rounds for quite sometime. Prospective customers were excited at the thought that these models too will receive comprehensive updates like the TVS Apache RR310. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. The 2020 BMW G310GS and G310R have received mild updates if one can call it. There is also the new paint job. Both the bikes are available in showrooms while bookings started a few weeks back. BMW claims that worldwide it is the first time the refreshed models have been launched. We are the first country to get this facelifted bikes.They are made locally at TVS’ plant in Hosur. The G310 comes in Cosmic Black, Polar White and ‘Style Sport’ in Limestone Metallic. As for the G310GS, Polar White, ‘40 years of GS’ Edition in Cosmic Black and ‘Style Rallye’ in Kyanite blue Metallic.
2020 BMW G310GS and G310R specs, price, features
Let’s talk about the price first. The 2020 BMW G10GS price in India is Rs 2.85 lakh. The price is Rs 64,000 less than the BS4 model. If one factors in the Style Rallye and 40 years paint schemes, the price increases by Rs 6,000. About the G310R, the price is Rs 2.45 lakh whereas for the Style Sport, it is Rs 10,000 more. Even the G310R has got a Rs 56,000 lower price tag than the BS4. Now, that’s fantastic value for money if you consider what is written below.
Both the bikes get a 34PS/28Nm BS6 engine that is shared with the Apache RR310. BMW though claims to have reworked the gear ratios here to better suit the nature of the bikes. There is Ride-by-Wire technology as well which will smoothen out the riding experience. A slipper clutch with the 6-speed gearbox is standard as well. The claimed 0-50kmph speed is 2.5 seconds while the top speed is 143kmph. The engine stalling issue with the bikes has also been taken care off with the new anti-stalling feature that tends to increase idle rpm.
One gets 17-inch alloy wheels on both bikes at the rear. However while the G310R has a 17-inch unit in the front, the GS has a 19. The clutch as well as brake levers are now adjustable. BMW has added new LED headlights, DRLs as well as tail lamps. Unfortunately the RBW tech hasn’t translated to ride modes and unlike the Apache, there is no Bluetooth connectivity or coloured screen. One gets disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS.
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