The news we’ve been speculating about has once again come to the fore. Following a showing at the country’s foremost Auto Show, discussions around BMW Motorrad’s smaller made in India bikes that are as of yet not on sale in India have been many, but none with clear indications. That’s gained momentum today as bikers discuss what we’ve all waited to hear
Please be assured there’s no confirmation to this end from BMW Motorrad India. Here’s what riders have to say – Bookings are open; Deliveries in July; Booking amount 20,000; 3,000 units on sale for first year.
In the lines of confirmation bias, here’s a report on the matter. This report has however been refuted on FB after confirmation.
BMW Motorrad G310R and G310 GS share an engine and components with each other including the engine. Power comes from a 313 cc liquid cooled, four stroke, single cylinder engine to return 33.6/34 BHP of power, and 28 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It’s been three years since discussions around an impending launch in India have been pursued. The bikes are made in India through an arrangement with TVS.
Now with both bikes expected to vie for a hold in the segment, ride apart, it’ll be the price tag that they come with, which will make a world of a difference. Well, BMW G310R price in India could be lower than TVS Apache 310.
BMW G310R will take on TVS Apache 310, and KTM Duke 390 in terms of price. It will sport upside down forks, a sculpted fuel tank and massive exhaust (same as Apache 310). In it’s as of now, limited to India form, Apache 310 now costs about Rs 2.75 lakhs following a price hike across the industry in the new FY, beginning April 2018. As the sub 500cc market gets ready for newer names, BMW G310R and G310 GS in essence bring with them the trust associated with BMW Motorrad to a whole new customer group through its first small bike offering here.