It looks like the launch of the highly anticipated BMW G 310 R is just around the corner as the news of BMW Motorrad, the German motorcycle-manufacturer's entry into the Indian market, surfaces online again.
The emerging reports on the web suggest that the BMW Motorrad has identified the dealerships to sell its entire range in India and the company is set to begin its journey in the country in October, during the festive season this year. The company, which is gearing up to set foot in the Indian market, is reportedly looking at bringing the entire range of motorcycles to India.
While most of them will be imported either from its plant in Berlin, Germany, some of the bikes will also come from its plant in Thailand. The BM Motorrad's range of bikes in India will include S1000R, S1000RR, S1000XR, F700GS, F800GS, F800R, R1200G, R1200GS Adventure, BMW R Nine T BMW K1600GTL and BMW G 310 R.
Amongst them, the most-affordable will be the G 310 R, which has been developed in association with TVS Motor Company. The company had showcased BMW G 310 R at the Auto Expo and the motorcycle has been undergoing testing in the country since then.
First premiered at EICMA 2015 in Milan, Italy, the G 310 R is powered by a 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which can churn out power of 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
In terms of dimensions, the G 310 R measures 1988mm in length, 896mm in width, 1227mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1374mm. In India, the BMW G 310 R will be pitted against KTM Duke 390 and Mahindra Mojo.
The BMW G 310 R employs a 300mm disc brake in the front, and 240mm at the rear. It features front upside down forks and monoshock suspension at the rear. BMW G 310 R is expected to be priced starting at Rs. 1.8 lakh.
The bike has already hit the assembly line at the TVS plant in Hosur.