Talking to media on the sidelines of the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, Stefan Schaller, the president and CEO of BMW Motorrad, confirmed that the BMW G310R entry level naked sportsbike is all set to be launched in India in October.
The motorcycle which will be made at TVS Motor Co’s new assembly line within its Hosur plant is reported to be sold through BMW Motorrad’s outlets in the country. The German two-wheeler maker is expected to reveal its plans to set up more outlets in top Indian cities at the time of launching the G310R.
Developed as a part of technology cooperation agreement with TVS, BMW was responsible for R&D while TVS’ job is to manufacture the product for global consumption, ensuring a low-cost structure and high quality. A TVS version of the product which was previewed by the fully faired Akula 310 concept is also in the works.
The BMW G310R is powered by a 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is capable of 34 PS and 28 Nm of torque. The brand new engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
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The most affordable Beemer targets budding riders as well as experienced ones. BMW is hoping that TVS’ advantage of frugal manufacturing would give it a competitive edge when it comes to taking on the compact sportsbikes such as the KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Z300, Honda CB300F, etc., globally.