First showcased in Brazil last year, new BMW G 310 R has been spied on test for the first time in India. Spy video was captured by the folks at Motorcykle.in. Testing without any camouflage, test mule of BMW G 310 R is seen wearing Strato Blue Metallic paint. Other two colour schemes on offer are Pearl White Metallic and Cosmic Black (displayed at Auto Expo 2016).
A global motorcycle from BMW, the G 310 R will be manufactured in India by TVS Motor Company as part of a JV signed 3 years ago. India-made BMW G 310 R will not only cater to the domestic demand, but also of that in Europe and South East Asia.
Power to the BMW G 310 R comes from a newly developed 313 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine. It delivers a peak power of 34 hp and max torque of 28 Nm via a six-speed transmission. Weighing just 158.5 kgs (kerb weight), mileage claimed is 36.05 kmpl while top speed is 144 kmph.
Highlights include ABS standard, upside down front forks, mono-shock rear suspension, 300 mm front disc brake, 240 mm rear disc brake, 110/70 R 17 front tyre, 150/60 R 17 rear tyre, digital instrument console, etc. Expected to be priced in the range of INR 3 lakh, BMW G 310 R will compete with the likes of KTM Duke 390 and Mahindra Mojo.
Based on the G 310 R, TVS will launch a fully faired motorcycle which was showcased as Akula 310 concept earlier this year. Our source tells us that it will be called Apache RTR 300 upon launch, and will be look like the render above. Launch of adventure variant based on the G 310 R (rumoured F310GS) is also confirmed.