BMW G 310 R: 5 things you need to know about first India-made BMW motorcycle. Pictured: TVS BMW G 310 RBMW Press

The production of the BMW G 310 R has reportedly begun at the TVS Motor Company's Hosur plant near Bengaluru.

The first BMW Motorrad motorcycle to be manufactured outside Europe, the G 310 R has been designed and engineered in Munich, Germany, while the production was confirmed in India at the TVS factory. This is part of the German-Indian long-term cooperation agreement in manufacturing.

The production in India was commenced soon after the UK pricing of the motorcycle was revealed. The G 310 R has been priced at £4,290, which is approximately Rs. 3.88 lakh, reports Zigwheels. In India, the motorcycle is expected to coast around Rs 2 lakh.

The launch of the motorcycle in India may be in October when BMW Motorrad officially enters India. 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 design of 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, and in line with the overall compact design of the motorcycle. The two-wheeler features an uncluttered sharp design in the absence of graphics, and a minimalist rear section, which is typical of naked street bikes.