The much anticipated G310 R and its adventure sibling G310GS has been launched in India. The German bike maker is asking INR 2.99 lakh for the naked roadster and INR for 3.49 lakh for adventure tourer. Both the mentioned prices are ex-showroom price. The bookings for both the bikes is open since over one month now at the token amount of INR 50,000.
Showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo earlier this year, the new BMW G310GS shares detail cues from its older adventure siblings the new F750GS and F850GS. Aggressive in styling, the tourer comes embellished with the attributes such as sporty front mudguard, all-new headlamps, compact visor and hefty fuel tank. Furthermore, it gets step seats, grab rail, LED tail lamp, alloy wheels and trip meters. For seating, the bike maker is providing different seat height options like 32.9 inches for standard and 32.3 inch & 33.5 inch low and high seating options as accessories
On the other end, the BMW G310R is a naked streetfighter that also shares styling cues from its elder siblings like the BMW S 1000R. The roadster features headlamp cowl, chiselled fuel tank with sharp tank extensions, narrow rear end and a stubby exhaust muffler.
Mechanically, both the bikes the BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS get similar 313cc, single-cylinder engine that performs propelling duties on lately launched TVS Apache RR310. The powertrain is rated to churn out 34 bhp of maximum power at 9,500 rpm along with 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. And the advanced feature of dual channel ABS is being provided as standard fitment.
Both the BMW G310R and the G310GS are based on similar steel tube frame. In addition to this, suspension setup comprising 41mm USD front forks and a rear monoshock is also a common feature on both the bikes. However, the suspension travel for both the bikes is different. On GS, the setup offers 180mm of travel at both front and rear suspension.
Other than this, the wheel size on both the bikes is different. The GS stands on 19-inches front and 17-inches rear wheel. While the GS shares the common 17-inch wheel at both front and rear end. In its segment, the BMW G310 R will compete with the likes of the KTM 390 Duke. While the G310 GS will take competition with the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Kawasaki X 300.