BMW Motorrad to begin operations in India by October 2016. Pictured: TVS BMW G 310 RBMW Press

A prototype of BMW's G 310 R motorcycle has been spied testing on Indian roads, probably for the first time, hinting at the arrival of the model in the country soon. The interesting bit is that the test mule was seen undergoing testing without any hint of camouflages, thus also making it easy to identify the model.

A Youtube video shot by Chris Calvin shows a Blue colour BMW G 310 R cruising through a busy street. BMW G 310 R, developed jointly by Indo-German alliance BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company, which was first showcased in Brazil last year, is expected to go on sale in India during the festive season this year. BMW had showcased the G 310 R in India at the Auto Expo 2016 in February.

To be produced in India at the TVS Motor's facility in Tamil Nadu, BMW G 310 R will draw power from 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. It also has a backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design, with the cylinder head turned 180 degrees.

It measures 1988mm in length, 896mm in width, 1227mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1374mm. The BMW G 310 R employs a 300mm disc brake at the front, 240mm at the rear. It features front upside down forks and mono shock suspension at the rear.

The new BMW motorcycle will take on the likes of KTM Duke 390 and Mahindra Mojo and is expected to come with a price tag of about Rs. 2.5 lakh in India.