BMW India has launched the G310 R and G310 GS for Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh, ex-showroom. BMW G310 R and G310 GS have been out in the market since 2016 and their launch has time and again being delayed. BMW makes these motorcycles out of their Indian partner TVS Motors’ Hosur facility. There is an agreement between the two to manufacture low cost motorcycles for the Indian as well as European markets. The TVS Apache RR 310 too is a motorcycle jointly developed by BMW and TVS Motors. In fact, India is the fourth country where BMW Motorrad manufactures its motorcycles.
The engine powering both the motorcycles is the 313cc single cylinder, air-cooled motor that we first saw in the TVS Apache RR 310. This engine makes 34PS of power and 28Nm of torque. There is also a 6-speed manual transmission that has altered ratios depending on the motorcycle that it will be fitted to. Common to both motorcycles here is the switchgear, cycle parts, tank, instrument cluster, ABS and brakes. However, while the BMW G310 R gets 17-inch wheels on both ends, the BMW G310 GS makes use of a bigger 19-inch wheel at the front given its adventure bike styling. The latter also gets 40mm more travel from its front suspension. The tyre pattern is also on-off road given that the motorcycle will see a bit more of dirt than the G310 R.
BMW Finance also is financing loans for the motorcycles. In fact, the company is also ready to finance the genuine accessories or safety riding gear that the riders will want to buy as well. BMW Motorrad offers the G310 R with racing red, style HP and cosmic black colours whereas the G310 GS can be ordered with cosmic black, white metallic and racing red. There is an unlimited mileage and three year warranty with both the bikes. The warranty can be extended by paying a nominal amount for the fourth and fifth year too.