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BMW G310R showcased at 2016 EICMA with GIVI rear box

 
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Manufactured at TVS plant in India, BMW G310R is the most affordable two-wheeler from the Munich based brand.

New BMW G310R is powered by a single cylinder liquid cooled 313 cc engine, which is rated at 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm.

This engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Weighing 158.5 kgs, power to weight ratio stands at 212.7 hp/tonne, which is lesser than rival KTM Duke 390‘s 262 PS/ tonne. Claiming a mileage of about 36 kmpl, it has a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters.

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Some of the highlights include upside down forks in the front, mono shock rear suspension, disc brakes with dual channel ABS, short wheelbase for easy manoeuvrability, Michelin tyres hugging the 17 inch 5 spoke alloys, 300 mm front disc with 4-piston fixed caliper and 240 mm rear disc with 2-piston floating caliper, LED side indicators, center stand, 12V charging socket, etc. Expect price to be in the INR 2 lakh range in India.

Making global debut late last year, India will get the BMW G310R by March 2017. This new naked motorcycle is the first fruit under BMW Motorrad – TVS JV which was formed in 2013.

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Under this JV, BMW and TVS will jointly launch a series of new motorcycles in India in the under 500 cc segment. The technology co-operation agreement between BMW Motorrad and TVS sees the German entity responsible for product development. TVS is responsible for manufacturing both new bikes. Production should commence at TVS’ Hosur plant.

The first motorcycle is a BMW product, second will be a TVS product – a fully faired motorcycle based on the G310 platform.

Production spec TVS Akula 310 rendering

Digital render.

This was showcased as a concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, called Akula 310. We expect it to be named Apache 300 upon launch. Speaking about product rivalry between TVS and BMW, distinct body styles will eliminate a situation of cannibalization, and help both manufacturers reach out to target audiences.

BMW G310R Techspecs

Engine313 cc
Cylinder1
Valves4
Power34 hp @ 9500 rpm
Torque28 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Transmission6 speed
Front SuspensionUpside down forks with 140 mm travel
Rear SuspensionMonoshock with 131 mm travel
Fuel Tank11 Liters
Mileage36 kmpl
Front TyreMichelin 110/70 R 17
Rear TyreMichelin 150/60 R 17
Front Brake300 mm disc with 4-piston fixed caliper
Rear Brake240 mm disc with 2-piston floating caliper
ABSDual Channel BMW ABS
Seat HeightAdjustable from 815 mm to 760 mm
PriceINR 2 lakh, ex-showroom (est.)
 

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