The BMW F310GS adventure motorcycle will be produced at the TVS’ Hosur plant alongside the G310R street fighter. As per Zauba, the codename of the BMW F310GS adventure is K02 and that of G310R is K03.
The first prototypes were exported back in 2015, and over a period of coming months, multiple units were exported to Europe. These prototypes were exported for testing purpose and considering the recent emergence of photos, it seems that the bike is all set for a grand debut at either the EICMA show or the Sao Paulo Show.
Made in India for global market, the most affordable BMW adventure motorcycle will be sold in several other international markets but in a phased manner.
The adventure motorcycle’s launch timeframe for India is not entirely clear as of now but BMW is likely to cater to Europe with its initial production and focus on India once the production is ramped up and new outlets are in place.
To recap, the BMW G310R is the first product to come out of TVS-BMW technology co-operation agreement which was formed to come up with sub-500 cc platforms for both brands. F310GS is the brand’s second motorcycle based on the same platform. In addition to this, the G310R’s TVS cousin will be a fully faired motorcycle which was previewed by the Akula 310 concept.
The BMW G310R and F310GS are powered by the same 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is rated at 34 PS and 28 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed unit. The motorcycle gets an upside down telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, single disc brake at each wheel with ABS and tyres that are specially developed by Michelin.
The BMW G310R will rival the KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Z250 and several other products in the INR 1.5-2.0 lakh price bracket, while the F310GS will rival the likes of Mahindra Mojo, Royal Enfield Himalayan, and the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure.