Malaysian classified’s website Mudah.my carries an advertisement which hints that bookings for the BMW G 310 R are open in the country. The advertiser who goes by the name “Contibikestore” claims that the vehicle is priced between 25,000 – 30,000 Malaysian ringgits (around INR 4.10 lakhs – 4.92 lakhs).
The ad also invites prospective customers to book the street fighter with a refundable deposit of 300 ringgits. The authenticity of the information in the advertisement however stands unverified. The G 310 R is the first product to be born from the BMW-TVS technology cooperation agreement.
While TVS is in charge of manufacturing the bike, BMW Motorrad is responsible for the engineering and design aspects. The platform will also spawn a fully faired TVS derivative (codenamed U69) which was previewed by the Akula 310 concept.
If the price range specified by the Malaysian website is anywhere near the truth, then the G 310 R’s price tag in India would be roughly around INR 2.0 lakhs – 2.5 lakhs (Malaysia levies heavy import tax and local excise duties on automobiles). However we would like to wait for a more reliable info before jumping into conclusion.
Coming back to the motorcycle, the G 310 R is powered by a single-cylinder liquid-cooled 313 cc engine which is pivoted 180-degrees to achieve more efficient packaging. The fuel-injected motor is mated to a 6-speed transmission to pump out 34 PS and 28 Nm of torque.
The BMW G 310 R is expected to enter production at TVS’ Hosur plant. The motorcycle would launch in India sometime in mid-2016.
Via – Paultan.org