BMW G 310 R

Biking enthusiasts eagerly waiting for the most affordable BMW Motorrad bike, the G 310 R, have a bad news. The motorcycle which is being manufactured at the TVS plant in Hosur will not enter domestic market anytime soon.

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For a tweet asking launch date of G 310 R, BMW Motorrad India's official Twitter page replied "There are no plans as of now." For further queries on the G 310 R, BMW Motorrad India tweeted, "stay tuned for updates on the same." Though the company has not said abandonment of G 310 R's India launch, it is clear that the domestic launch is currently not on the cards.

The German motorcycle maker had earlier confirmed the launch of G 310 R during the spring season (March to April) in India in its international social media handles. It was also reported that the adventure sibling of G 310 R, the G 310 GS, will be launched in India in the second half of 2017. In wake of the new update from the India subsidiary, the launch of G 310 GS is also expected to get delayed.

Tipped to be priced under Rs 2 lakh, the G 310 R is the most anticipated BMW bike model powered by a 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which can churn out 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and a maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle has also been snapped while testing in India many times earlier this year.

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    BMW G 310 R: 5 things you need to know about first India-made BMW motorcycle. Pictured: TVS BMW G 310 RBMW Press
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    BMW G 310 R is expected to be priced at about Rs. 2.5 lakh in India. Pictured: TVS BMW G 310 RBMW Press

BMW Motorrad India will focus on its bigger bikes in India for now. The two-wheeler arm of BMW had kick-started India sales from April 10, 2017. The brand has opened dealerships in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Pune. The high-end motorcycle range includes: BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 RS, BMW R 1200 RT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW R 1200 R, BMW S 1000 R, BMW R NineT, BMW R NineT Scrambler, BMW R 1200 G S Adventure, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW S 1000 XR– which will be available as Completely Built-up Units (CBU).