BMW Motorad’s entry into mainstream motorcyles will be in style. The first affordable bike from the German maker will be the BMW G310R. This bike will soon be seen on Indian roads and is expected to offer quality motorcycling at affordable prices. The launch of the bike is just months away and buyers are keen on getting their hands on it. BMW’s first small bike, the G310R will be the volume churner for the company. BMW has entered in to manufacturing contract with TVS and this bike will be manufactured at TVS plant in Hosur. Infact, it will share many components with the TVS Apache 310 RR. This will include the engine, chassis, brakes, alloy wheels and few more. The styling of the bike will be different, though and even the tuning of the engine will be different.
The G310R was showcased at the EICMA 2015 and after that has seen it being sold in several European and American markets. It has also been launched in some South Asian markets. The TVS BMW G310R will be priced lower than the KTM Duke 390. This will also be one of the attractions in addition to the BMW badge. While it will not be as powerful or feature loaded as the Duke 390, it will pack in enough juice for the price tag it will come at. Read further about the BMW G310R Price in India, Specifications, Power, Top Speed and all other details.
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BMW G310R Launch Date
The bike will be launched in a few months from now. We estimate the launch to take place sometime in June 2018. Currently, the company is setting up its dealer network in India. This will be the German bike maker’s smallest offering and will add on to the sales number. As the bike will be made locally, the pricing will be very competitive. BMW is also working on the G310GS that will help them reach to off-road/adventure enthusiasts.
The bike has been spied several times in India. This motorcycle is already being manufactured and exported to other countries. The Indian version may see some changes as per local conditions. These changes will be mainly to accommodate fuel conditions and also to the suspension settings.
BMW G310R Specifications
|Engine||313cc, fuel-injection, water-cooled|
|Power||33bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
|Top Speed||144 km/hr|
|Front suspension||Inverted Telescopic Forks|
|Rear suspension||Mono-shock suspension|
|Front Tyre size||110/70 R17|
|Rear tyre size||150/60 R17|
|Front Brake||300mm disc|
|Rear brake||240mm disc|
BMW G310R Price in India
|BMW G310R Price in India (on-road)|
|G310R Lower Price||INR 2.15 lakhs|
|G310R Higher Price||INR 2.35 lakhs|
The G310R is about 15-20 per cent cheaper than the Duke 390 in other markets. For India, we expect a similar kind of difference, which might also be less as the Duke 390 is also locally manufactured in India. BMW will have to expand its dealer network if it is looking at increasing its new bike sale and have a head-on with the KTM range. In India, BMW is a more premium brand than KTM but this might not work at this price point if an extra premium is charged. There is also a difference in the engine size. The Duke 390 has a bigger and more powerful engine.
There could be a non-ABS version initially, to make it an even more appealing package. The price will be attractive due to local manufacturing. As BMW is looking at undercutting the KTM Duke 390, pricing is lower will be imperative. BMW should not look at a premium pricing for this bike as they would lose out on volumes then. The estimated pricing of the new bike should be about INR 2.35 lakhs (on-road), as BMW should price it aggressively. More number buyers would then be attracted to this bike.
BMW G310R Top Speed
As per the company brochure, the BMW G310R should have a top speed of 143 km/hr. This will be a bit lesser than what is for the Duke 390. So, more focus could be implemented on the acceleration, which would have reduced the top speed. As this is more of a commuter bike in other markets, for India there could be some tweaking in the gear ratio.
BMW G310R 0-100 km/hr
As per the company claimed figure, the BMW G310R will reach from naught to 100 km/hr in about 6.8 seconds. This is certainly less than the KTM Duke 390, which does it in under 6 seconds. So, the BMW G310R won’t be all about performance.
|BMW G310R Mileage|
The German bike maker has designed the bike in a manner to keep it light weight. The engine has been tweaked for good performance and mileage too. We reckon the efficiency of the G310R should be about 36 km/l in the city, while on the highway it should go up to 31 km/l. So, the average of both (combined mileage) should be about 29 km/l. The bike will have a 11 litre fuel tank. This should have a range of about 300-320 kms, which is decent enough for a bike of this size.
- Projector headlamp
- Inverted front forks
- Digital Speedometer and Console
- Large Radiator
- Side mounted exhaust
- Back to front cylinder set-up
- Dual-channel ABS
- Alloy wheels
- Monoshock rear suspension
- Stylish Fuel-tank
- Daytime running LEDs
- LED tail lamp
- 300mm Front disc brake
- 240mm rear disc brake
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Fuel Tank||11 litres|
BMW G310R is a stylish looking street naked. Being fully naked bike it looks mean and at the same time is sophisticated as well. There is a muscular fuel tank, which isn’t very large though. The BMW asymmetric headlamp doesn’t make it on this small bike. It gets a regular headlamp. There is a stepped seat too. The G310R has inverted front forks and there is some extra cladding under the fuel tank. The bike has a neat and well-balanced side profile. The rear is raised as there is a monoshock suspension. The bike does look stylish from the rear too. The black alloy wheels looks appealing too. This bike is classy and has not got in-the-face looks.
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BMW G310R Performance
The BMW G310R gets a 313cc single-cylinder engine that churns about 33bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of maximum torque at 7,500rpm. This is an all new engine from the bike maker and this will be a high-revving one. BMW’s engine technology has been one of the finest and we won’t doubt this one. This one should have good performance and it will have linear power too. This has a six-speed gearbox.
We aren’t certain on how much more powerful will it be from the KTM Duke 390, at least in the real world until we ride it. BMW G310R has used a tube frame chassis, which is also light weight just like the Duke. At the same time, BMW’s engine should have not just better output as per its capacity but even better refinement. The BMW G310R will have a well-tuned exhaust note too.
Suspension and Brakes
BMW has made a naked bike, but this one will have riding and handling characteristics just like any other BMW. The bike should have good ride and handling balance. Inverted telescopic forks are used up front as the suspension and the rear gets monoshock. The bike has 300mm front disc brake and rear one is 240mm. At the same time, the bike has dual-channel ABS as well. BMW is offering 17-inch wheels and the front tyre spec is 110/70 and the rear is 150/60.
The BMW G310R will come in three colour options, which are Strato Blue Metallic, Cosmic Black and Pearl White Metallic. These will be the three colours in which the bike shall be offered in.
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