BMW G310R to be launched this September

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After a long wait it seems that the BMW G310R will be launched in India by September or latest October 2017. This will be BMW’s first small bike and it will be launched in India, helping the company to achieve a higher volume sales worldwide. The bike will be built in TVS Motors Indian plant. TVS and BMW have a contract where BMW designs and tests its bike and TVS will be manufacturing it in its Hosur plant. This bike was showcased at the EICMA 2015 and since then it has been launched in several European and American markets. The TVS BMW G310R has been priced at a lower price than the KTM Duke 390 and this could even be the case for India as well. Read further about the BMW G310R Price in India, Specifications, Power, Top Speed and all other details.

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BMW G310R India Launch

The German bike shall be launched by September or latest by October 2017. This will be the German bike maker’s smallest offering and will add on to the sales number. The company will be looking at increasing its dealer network too. As the bike will be made locally, the pricing has to be competitive. BMW is also working on the G310GS that will help them reach to off-road/adventure enthusiasts. At the same time, the new BMW G310R will be the first bike of the 300cc lot.

The bike has been spied on several occasions in India. The BMW G310R is already being manufactured and exported to western countries. Could be possible that some changes or tweaks are being made for the Indian buyers to suit the conditions. We haven’t seen the Munich-based automaker adding more dealerships across the country.

BMW G310R Price in India

BMW G310R Price in India (on-road)
G310R Lower Price INR 2.35 lakhs
G310R Higher Price INR 2.65 lakhs

In markets like UK, the G310R is about 15%-20% cheaper than the Duke 390. The similar goes with other markets western markets as well. For India, we aren’t certain on how aggressively will this bike be priced. 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.

BMW could even introduce a Non-ABS version to make it an even more appealing package.Local production means better pricing. As BMW is looking at undercutting the KTM Duke 390, it will have to price it less than the Duke. Charging a premium could mean loosing out on some numbers for enhancing their profit. We reckon the pricing of the new bike should be about INR 2.5 lakhs (on-road), as BMW should price it aggressively. This is one way it can attractive more buyers.

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BMW G310R Rivals

BMW G310R Specifications

Engine 313cc, fuel-injection, water-cooled
Power 33bhp @ 9,500rpm
Torque 28Nm @ 7,500rpm
Transmission 6-speed
0-100km/hr 6.8 seconds
Top Speed 144 km/hr
ABS Dual-channel
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 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.

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BMW G310R Mileage

BMW G310R Mileage
City 26 km/l
Highway 31 km/l
Overall 29 km/l

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.

BMW G310R Features

  • 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

BMW G310R Video

BMW G310R Dimensions

Length 2,005 mm
Width 820 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Fuel Tank 11 litres

BMW G310R Design

BMW G310R looks stylish and this is a street bike. It is a fully naked bike and it does get some of the styling elements from the TVS Draken that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. There is a muscular fuel tank, which isn’t very large though. The BMW asymmetric headlamp doesn’t make it on this small bike. 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. The BMW G310R doesn’t look loud or shout out its arrival, it is subtle and appears classy.

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BMW G310R Engine

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.

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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.

BMW G310R 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.

BMW G310R side profile

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BMW G310R Colours

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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BMW G310R Images

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BMW G310R
  • Design Preview
  • Engine Preview
  • Dynamics Preview

Summary

BMW G310R shall be an exciting product to consider. The 300-400cc segment has been heating up and BMW with its brand name will have an added advantage if priced well.

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