BMW Motorrad is all set to embark on its India journey with a brand introduction in October. Apart from the bigger bikes that will come as CBU units, the G 310 R, being manufactured with TVS Motor Company, is the most awaited model. Ahead of the launch, the most affordable motorcycle of BMW has been caught testing without any camouflage yet again.
On the design front, it is pretty evident that BMW has played safe with simple design. The motorcycle has been inspired by the brand's bigger sibling, the BMW S 1000 R, and features an athletic stance. The headlight unit is small compared to other BMW motorcycles. The two-wheeler features an uncluttered sharp design in the absence of graphics, and a minimalist rear section.
The G 310 R comes with digital display that offers a wide range of information. The G 310 R will be sold in three colour combinations — Cosmic Black and Polar White non-metallic, Strato Blue metallic and Pearl White metallic.
The motorcycle will be powered by the all-new 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts, together with electronic fuel injection. The engine will also feature backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder head turned 180 degrees. The mill will develop 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm, and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500 rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Pricing is the key to success in this segment. If BMW prices it right, the motorcycle has all the ingredients to be a volume puller for the company. We expect the prices to start at Rs. 1.80 lakh, ex-showroom.
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