Breaking announcement on BMW G310R
A heartbreaking news for sure, the much awaited BMW G310R will not launch in India. They have no plans for its launch in the near future as revealed by a chat between BMW Motorrad India (Facebook Page) and Mr. Sahil Husain. When Sahil contacted BMW regarding the launch date, BMW India confirmed that they have no plans to launch the G310R and G310GS in India.
BMW even has just four dealerships for the CBU high end products and chances of expansion seems minimal after this report. The news came after hundreds of rumors that G310R may launch in the Diwali time frame this year and may get priced aggressively. Then it was being said that G310R will come by April 2018. But as per the latest details available, it might not come to India ever!
It is quite shocking as TVS is manufacturing the bike in India and BMW should have launched it in India first. This is a very sad and disappointing news for BMW fans and for those who were waiting for the bike from past 2 years! We hope BMW Motorrad reconsiders the product lineup for India and launches the G310R and G310GS in 2018.
BMW G310R is built in TVS’s Hosur plant and exports for the motorcycle are continuously being increased for European demands. India will get the same frame, engine and feel under the upcoming TVS Apache RR 310S.
Those who have plans to buy a new bike this year, and were confused planning one out of G310R and Apache RR 310S, can now easily bet on the fully-faired racer by TVS. Apache RR 310S will soon get its official debut for India and may launch at an even more attractive price tag of around INR 1.60 lakh.
TVS is using an all-new vertical console on RR 310S. BMW G310R is powered by a 313cc, single cylinder engine that comes with fuel injection and liquid cooling. The same motor is planted into the Apache RR 310S while a different state of tune is expected from the motorcycle. The engine on the G310R is good for 34 PS at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm at 7500 rpm. This refined engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
BMW claimed top speed for G310R is 143 kmph while Apache could get an even better top end with its aerodynamic design. The concept version of the Apache RR 310S (Akula) weighs just 130 kg due to heavy use of carbon fiber while production version will definitely get a raised weight of more than 160 kg. BMW posed the biggest threat for KTM 390 Duke as a buyer would have been confused between the two due to close expected pricing. As the BMW product moves out of this league, KTM will benefit the most out of this move.
Internationally, both Duke 390 and BMW G310R are priced close and are exported from India. G310R gets ABS as standard while the same cannot be confirmed for Apache RR 310S. The USD forks, wide tyres and same beastly stance of the TVS version could fetch many buyers who are thinking of getting away from KTM RC twins. RR 310S will also rival Mahindra Mojo with the use of premium components in both the bikes. Most G310R fans are expected to reach the KTM dealerships in the coming months.
Key Specs of BMW G310R:
Displacement – 313 cc
Power – 33.6 BHP @ 9500 rpm
Torque – 28 NM @ 7500 rpm
No. of Cylinders – Single Cylinder
No. of Gears – 6-Speed Gearbox
Seat Height – 785 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight – 158.5 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity – 11 litres
Top Speed – 143 kmph
Mileage – 30 kmpl