BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle brand of German company BMW, is all set to enter the Indian market. The introduction of the brand is expected in October. The company, which has produced motorcycles since 1923, is likely to launch its entire range. Among them, G 310 R is simply the most awaited model that will fetch volume sales for the company.
G 310 R has some differences compared to other motorcycles of BMW. We have listed down 10 most important things you need to know.
-BMW G 310 R has been developed jointly by Indo-German alliance BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company and was first showcased in Brazil in 2015.
-G 310 R is the first motorcycle that BMW Motorrad is manufacturing outside Europe. The motorcycle is manufactured at TVS Motor Company's Hosur plant for domestic as well as foreign market.
-G 310 R is the first sub-500cc motorcycle from BMW Motorrad. This also means that the model will be the most affordable BMW bike that you can buy. It has been rumoured with a starting price of Rs 1.80 lakh, ex-showroom.
-G 310 R clearly is inspired by the design of the S 1000 R. The sporty headlight fairing with pronouncing headlight and chiselled fuel tank complements roadster proportions.
-Powering G 310 R is an all-new 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that churns out 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
-The powertrain comes with backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design, with the cylinder head turned 180 degrees. This lowers the centre of gravity and that aids in agility.
-G 310 R comes with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) as standard. Most of the rivals in this segment are being offered ABS as optional.
-G 310 R measures 1,988mm in length, 896mm in width, 1,227mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,374mm.
-The motorcycle will come fitted with Michelin tyres and braking power from 300mm disc brake at the front and a 240mm disc brake at the rear.
-G 310 R will go up against the KTM Duke 390 and Mahindra Mojo in India.