G 310 R alongwith BMW G 310 GS are BMW Motorrad’s newest launches in India. Made in India and famed as the smallest offering from the company, BMW G 310 R retails at an ex-sh price of Rs. 2.99 lakh, and G 310 GS at Rs. 3.49 lakh.
The long awaited BMW G 310 R is manufactured at the TVS Motor plant in India. Both bikes are engineered and developed by BMW. With manufacturing concentrated in India, the bikes are exported to global markets from here.
BMW G 310 R gets power from a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that returns max power of 34 bhp at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The same engine powers TVS Apache 310 albeit with different output figures.
Sitting on a trellis frame BMW G 310 R features a telescopic front forks, and a monoshock unit at the rear; and disc brakes with dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.
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