BMW Motorrad has launched its entry level twins and one of the most anticipated motorcycle of recent times- the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS in India. The BMW G310R costs Rs 2.99 Lakh while the BMW G310 GS is priced at Rs 3.49 Lakh Ex Showroom.
Both the motorcycles mark the brand’s entry into the under-400cc segment in the country. The G 310 R competes with the KTM 390 Duke, Benelli TNT 300 and Bajaj Dominar 400. The G 310 GS rivals the Royal Kawasaki Versys-X 300, Royal Enfield Himalayan.
Both the motorcycles share the same 313 cc single cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The powerplant pushes out 34 PS at 9,500rpm, and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm in both the motorcycles. The engine mates with a 6-speed transmission. However, slipper clutch is absent. Power is transmitted to the wheel via an X-ring chain drive on the G 310 R and a Z-ring unit on the G 310 GS.
The two bikes use inverted front forks with gold finish, and a monoshock at the rear. The G 310 R gets 140 mm travel up front and 131 mm at the rear. On the G 310 GS gets a bigger 180 travel at the front and at the rear as well. A 300 mm front and a 240mm rear disc with dual channel ABS are offered as standard on both the bikes.
Rolling on 19 inch front and 17 inch rear, the alloy wheels in the G 310 GS are wrapped with 110-section and 150-section Metzeler Tourance knobby tyres. The G 310 R on the other hand employs 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends, with similarly-sized street-spec tyres. The two motorcycle feature a digital instrument cluster, LED tail lights and indicators, and halogen headlamp.
The BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS are built for BMW Motorrad by TVS Motors at their plant at Hosur in Karnataka.