A global motorcycle, the new BMW G310R is being produced in India at TVS Motor plant in Hosur near Bangalore. The smallest capacity BMW motorcycle in recent years, the made-in-India G310R will also be exported to Europe, Australia, and other countries in Asia.
BMW G310R is the first product to be built under the BMW-TVS JV which was formed a couple of years ago. This JV will see the launch of new-age BMW and TVS motorcycles in the sub 500 cc segment. The first of these is the new G310R.
Already spied on test in India, BMW G310R was first showcased last year in Brazil. It is powered by a 313 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine which delivers 34 PS power and 28 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
Inspired from a stunt bike concept, BMW G310R features a short wheelbase and an aggressive stance. It has been made to traverse through the urban jungle of today without much fuss, and also to take on those twisties during the weekends. Highlights of the G310R are – upside-down front forks, mono-shock rear suspension, fully digital instrument control, LED side indicators, 17 inch alloys wrapped with Metzeler tyres and so on.
Once launched, BMW G310R will take on the likes of KTM Duke 390, Bajaj Dominar 400, Mahindra Mojo and the Honda CBR250R. Priced in the UK from £4,290, price in India is expected to be in the range of INR 1.8 lakh.
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