BMW G310R launch date for India is being finalized – Launch soon
BMW G310R entered production at the TVS Motor’s plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu some months ago. Exports have already commenced.
BMW G310R has been one of the most awaited bikes ever since it was unveiled about 2 years ago. Many bikers in India were excited, for this motorcycle’s launch – as it was the first BMW motorcycle to be made in Inida.
In spite of being made in India, when BMW announced their official entry into India in April 2017, the G310R was not on the list of bikes they put up on sale in the country. The reason, BMW Motorrad India is currently setting up the business operations for launching the entry level G310R in India. The same was confirmed when reader Adithya Benzeer had asked them on Facebook.
Manufactured by their partner TVS Motors, the 310R was expected to be launched first in India, and then in Europe. But, that has not happened. In fact, exports of the made-in-India G310R are in full swing. Last quarter, the company had exported more than 4,500 units of the G310R. The company has not revealed any reason as to why they do not plan to launch the bike in India.
Even though India did not get the G310R first, there is atleast the confirmation that the bike will be launched in India soon. As per the chat with BMW Motorrad India, they are currently finalizing launch dates. Does this mean that the launch of G310R is sometime soon?
BMW G310R is powered by a new 313 cc water cooled single cylinder engine offering 34 PS peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm peak torque at 7,500 rpm while mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike promises sharp dynamics along with impressive fuel efficiency. BMW G310R has a fuel tank of 11 liter capacity and total weight stands at 158 kgs, which results in effective power to weight ratio of 212.7 bhp per tonne.
New BMW G310R features a sleek headlamp, aggressive stance and an overall athletic look. It gets an instrument cluster with large liquid crystal display offering a wide range of information. Braking is via 300mm disc brakes with four piston calipers in the front and 240mm disc brakes with single piston calipers at the rear. It gets upside down forks in the front and monoshock at the rear. Michelin tyres are standard for the international market.
In the international market (Europe and US), the G310R is priced lower than the Duke 390. Considering that both bikes are made in India, and exported from here to markets around the world, it is possible that the G310R gets a sub 2 lakh price tag in India. But, there are reports which claim BMW might not launch the G310R at such an affordable price in India as the brand has a premium status in the country.
|Type||Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, wet sump lubrication|
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 62,1 mm|
|Rated output||25 kW (34 PS) at 9500 U/min (ECE Version)|
|Max. torque||28 Nm at 7500 U/min|
|Compression ratio||10,6 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic fuel injection, BMS-E2|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||143 km/h|
|Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km||3.33 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)|
|Alternator||Alternator 330 W|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance free|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated|
|Gearbox||Synchromesh 6-speed transmision Integrated in the motor housing.|
|Drive||Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Bolted steel frame, drive unit load-bearing, tubular steel rear frame.|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside down fork , Ø 41 mm|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload|
|Suspension travel front / rear||140 mm / 131 mm|
|Steering head angle||64,9°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||3.0 x 17″|
|Rim, rear||4.0 x 17″|
|Tyres, front||110/70 R 17|
|Tyres, rear||150/60 R 17|
|Brake, front||Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted|
|Brake, rear||Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||820 (849) mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1.080 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||785 mm|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1,760 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||158,5 kg|
|Permitted total weight||345 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||186,5 kg|
|Usable tank volume||11 l|
|Reserve||approx. 1 l|