BMW India has announced that two of its latest motorcycles made in collaboration with TVS will be launched on July 18, 2018. With these two, BMW Motorrad enters a more budget-focussed motorcycle segment, but without straying from its brand values. The new BMW G 310 R is the road-going version while the G 310 GS, as its ‘GS’ moniker suggests, is the more adventure-orientated offering.
There has been a huge anticipation for these two, and after having showcased the duo at Auto Expo 2018 earlier this year, BMW is now less than a fortnight away from launching these. Bookings had begun earlier last month, with a booking amount of Rs 50,000 and promised deliveries on first-come-first-serve basis when the vehicle would be launched.
The G 310, regardless of the version you choose, comes powered by a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The G 310 R gets a USD fork while the GS benefits from a longer travel suspension. Visually the G 310 GS looks heftier, and that is certainly the case — it weighs about 10 kilos more, too. The braking setup is the same on both — discs all around — and so is the fuel tank capacity.
Prices are expected to be close to the Rs 3.5 lakh mark.