BMW Motorrad is said to have postponed the launch of its most affordable motorcycle, the G 310 R in India. The first sub-500cc motorcycle from the German brand was supposed to enter Indian market during the upcoming festive season. However, supply constraints seem to have derailed the launch plan.
The launch of the G 310 R has been rescheduled to January or February 2017, reported Overdrive. BMW G 310 R is one of the most-awaited motorcycle models in India. It is being manufactured for India as well as for the rest of the world at TVS Motor Company's plant in Tamil Nadu. The motorcycle has been caught testing on Indian soil, suggesting imminent launch. But now the wait seems to have become longer.
Meanwhile, BMW Motorrad is expected to make its India entry in October this year with the launch of some of its high-end motorcycles from the R Series, K series and S series. BMW Motorrad is expected to open at least three to four dealerships initially in the country.
The G 310 R is the first BMW motorcycle made in India and also the first manufactured outside Europe. It is expected to be priced less than Rs. 2.0 lakh in India, a price point that makes it a compelling buy. At the heart of the G 310 R is an all-new 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts, together with electronic fuel injection. It can churn out a power of 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The G 310 R measures 1,988mm in length, 896mm in width, 1,227mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,374mm. It employs a 300mm disc brake at the front, and a 240mm disc brake at the rear.