No plans to launch BMW G310GS in India – BMW Motorrad India confirms
One of the most awaited adventure motorcycle, BMW G310GS made its debut at the EICMA 2016 in November last year.
At the EICMA 2016 last year, BMW G310GS made global debut. Based on the naked G310R, the GS is an entry-level adventure tourer. The adventure motorcycle is produced at the TVS’ Hosur plant alongside the G310R street fighter and the upcoming Akula 310.
Considering that the motorcycles are going to be manufactured in the country, readers are awaiting to know the launch date. On twitter, BMW Motorrad had confirmed that the G310GS will be launched in India by late 2017.
But that was last year. There seems to be change in plans. BMW Motorrad India has confirmed this via their official Facebook page. When reader Sahil Husain contacted BMW Motorrad India, asking about the launch of G310GS – he got a reply from them which stated that there are no plans as of now to launch the G310GS.
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. Sadly, it seems the country where the motorcycle is being manufactured, is currently not on the list.
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. G 310 GS 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 as Akula 310 concept.
The BMW G310R and G310GS 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 2.0 lakh price bracket, while the G310GS will rival the likes of Mahindra Mojo, Royal Enfield Himalayan, and the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure and Kawasaki X300 Versys.