As the launch of the G 310 R motorcycle, from the house of the German manufacture BMW Motorrad nears in India, the company seems to be busy putting its lower displacement offering through tests on the Indian roads. A fresh batch of images of the upcoming BMW G 310 R has hit the web, this time revealing more details about the model.
Caught on camera by Chennai Bike riders, the latest spy shots of the BMW G 310 R show the prototype without any hint of camouflage. The test mule was caught on camera while undergoing tests on Bangalore - Chennai highway. BMW G 310 R, the motorcycle jointly developed by Indo-German alliance BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company, is expected to be launched in the country in October this year.
From the images, the BMW G 310 R was testing with Michelin tyres sans ABS. It appears like BMW is planning to launch its G 310 R in India in two variants --- with ABS and without. Going by the words of the original publisher of the latest spy shots, the G 310 R could attain a top speed of 170kmph and is likely to clock a fuel efficiency of 25 to 28kmpl. Apparently, the bike will wear both TVS and BMW badge.
Powering the BMW 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 BMW G 310 R employs a 300mm disc brake at the front, and 240mm at the rear. It features front upside down forks and mono shock suspension at the rear.
The motorcycle, which made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in February, is expected to be priced at about Rs. 2.5 lakh in India. To be pitted against KTM Duke 390 and Mahindra Mojo in India, the new BMW G 310 R will be produced at the TVS Motor's facility in Tamil Nadu.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]