- BMW G 310 R is a premium roadster, while G 310 GS is an adventure bike
- BMW G 310 twins are expected to be priced between Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.50 lakh
- BMW Motorrad may launch the G 310 R and G 310 GS by June end
BMW Motorrad India has confirmed it will start taking bookings for the G 310 twins, the G 310 R and G 310 GS from June 8 (Friday) onwards. Prospective buyers will be able to pre-book the most affordable motorcycles from BMW ahead of the official launch (expected by the end of June) for a token amount of Rs 50,000. Pre-booking can be done at the seven BMW Motorrad dealership across the country.
Though the BMW Motorrad will officially start bookings for the G 310 R and the G 310 GS from Friday, some of the dealers have already started taking orders. In addition to the bookings at dealerships, customers can request a call back by filing up an enquiry form on the company website to place the order.
Manufactured at TVS Motor Company's plant in Hosur, BMW Motorrad's G 310 R and G 310 GS are expected to be priced around Rs 3.10 lakh and Rs 3.50 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.
BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS are powered by a 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that develops 33.5bhp of power at 9,500rpm and a maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. The mill is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
BMW G 310 R is a premium roadster and it will go up against the KTM 390 Duke and Mahindra Mojo. The motorcycle gets premium cycle parts like the upside down front forks and monoshock suspension at the rear. It employs a 300mm disc brake in the front and a 240mm at the rear along with ABS.
BMW G 310 GS, on the other hand, is for those who wish to go off-road. It borrows design cues from the premium R 1200 GS bike. The G 310 GS features a newly-designed fairing, the 'GS' moniker on the fuel tank, a long-travel suspension, off-road friendly tires and a new engine cowl. It will square up against Royal Enfield Himalayan and Kawasaki Versys X-300.
"BMW Motorrad has a legacy of designing motorcycles that bring together unparalleled riding pleasure, pure performance and assured quality in a unique combination. When BMW Motorrad announced its foray into the sub-500 cc premium segment, it created a stir in the motorcycle industry. With the much-awaited BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS, BMW Motorrad will not only enter but redefine this segment in India. These two motorcycles are built for the Indian roads and offer a true BMW at competitive costs. The wait is now finally over as we open up pre-bookings for our customers ahead of the launch. We are confident that like elsewhere in the world, the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS will create a successful chapter in the India story as well," said Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India.