German motorcycle maker BMW Motorrad has confirmed that it will launch the G 310 R in India during April- May. The BMW G 310 R for entire world markets are manufactured at TVS plant in Hosur as part of alliance between BMW and TVS started in 2013. Emerging reports indicates, the G 310 R will be priced cheaper than KTM 390 Duke in India.
BMW launched G 310 R recently in the US for USD 4,750. It is affordable than its rival the 390 Duke priced at USD 4,999. The G 310 R launched in UK in June and it has been priced cheaper than the KTM Duke 390 price in the region. The most affordable BMW motorcycle is priced at Euro 4,290 while the 390 Duke costs Euro 4,549.
BMW is expected to follow pricing pattern in the UK and US in India as well. In that case, the G 310 R India price is expected less than Rs 2 lakh as 390 Duke is priced at Rs about Rs. 2.15 lakh in Pune. The KTM 390 Duke is also manufactured in India at Bajaj Auto's plant in Pune for domestic market as well as for the rest of the world.
The G 310R is the first BMW motorcycle made in India and also the first to be manufactured outside Europe. On the design, the G 310 R is clearly inspired by the design of the S 1000 R. The sporty headlight fairing with pronouncing headlight, chiseled fuel tank and minimal rear end compliments roadster proportions. 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.