TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad are reportedly working on another product (most likely a naked RR310)
BMW Motorrad India has still not updated its entry-level G 310 siblings to BS6 emission norms. Sharing platform with the Apache RR310 at TVS Motor Company’s manufacturing facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, the G 310 R and G 310 GS are two of the most expensive single-cylinder motorcycles available in the country. At an initial asking price of Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh ex-showroom, one would find it hard to justify its desirability (especially when compared to a KTM India product).
In a few European markets, the G 310 siblings are considered as excellent starter motorcycles. Even in India, both single-cylinder BMW motorcycles offer an enjoyable ride but just not enough for what you pay. However, various reports state that BMW Motorrad India could introduce a massive price cut of up to Rs 75,000 for their BS6 versions — read more details.
Apparently, the German two-wheeler manufacturer and its Indian partner plan to introduce another motorcycle from the shared platform. Most likely, it would be a naked avatar of the TVS Apache RR 310. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis may have brought about a delay in its development.
Chetan Kale has modelled, textured and rendered an interesting BMW G 310 ‘RR’ concept on Blender. With subtle tweaks, Chetan has added the 2019MY BMW S 1000 RR super sport’s fairing on a G 310 RR chassis.
Alongside its wheels and exhaust, the tail section mostly remains untouched. Even though the TVS RR 310 is a faired G 310 on paper, chances of BMW Motorrad introducing a single-cylinder faired motorcycle in its base portfolio are not bleak.
The ‘baby S 1000 RR’ could be a success in markets such as Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines where models such as the Yamaha YZF-R15 and Suzuki GSX-R150 are quite popular. On the other hand, the Indian market is already unhappy with the way BMW Motorrad priced the G 310 siblings. This will change if their BS6 updates come with the substantial price drop mentioned above.
In the outgoing BS4 format, the BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS make 33.6bhp @ 9,500rpm and 28Nm @ 7,500rom from a 312.2cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder motor. The same engine has become BS6-compliant in the 2020MY TVS Apache RR 310.
Output figures have witnessed a slight variation at 33.5bhp @ 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm @ 7,700Nm. The 6-speed transmission in the TVS boasts of a slipper clutch as well. BS6 versions of entry-level BMW G 310 series should come in the same configuration.