Luxury automobile manufacturer has launched its much awaited “India made” bikes – the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS in the Indian market at a price of entry-level prices, now available in BMW dealerships across India.
The love for leisure and luxury biking is continuously growing in India, looking at which, the German luxury auto-manufacturer BMW has launched locally made leisure biking motorcycles at entry level prices – a perfect suit for Indian mass. The BMW Motorrad has rolled out its much awaited BMW G 310 R street and the G 310 GS adventure motorcycles in Indian market. The ex-showroom prices of the BMW G 310 R is Rs 2.75 lakh and that of BMW G 310 GS is Rs 3.4 lakh – a spot on deal for the massive potential Indian market.
Both the bikes are developed by BMW Motorrad in Germany and built in TVS plant in Hosur, India – to comply with the Indian government’s Make in India norms, as well as make it much more cost effective compared to the imported versions. As part of the TVS-BMW collaboration, the Germans were responsible to design and develop everything – starting from frame to engine – whereas the role of TVS was to optimize and make the bikes cost effective in terms of production.
Talking about the bikes, both the baby GSs inherit the family’s styling with stubby front beak, radiator shrouds, headlamp cowl and the bulk-ish tank. The bikes are powered by a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that develops 34PS at 9,500rpm and generates 28Nm at 7,500rpm. The motor is paired to a six speed transmission. Both bikes also get tubular steel frames, five-spoke alloy wheels and dual-channel ABS; the GS gets ABS that can be disengaged. All-in-all, the G310 R is meant to be a street naked bike while the G310 GS is more of an adventure ride from the BMW for India.