BMW Motorrad has issued a recall for its small-capacity motorcycles, the G310 R and the G310 GS in the US. As the company reported a total of 2,376 motorcycles are being said to be affected with the faulty side stand and frame. The repetitive use of side stand can suffer damage to it and the incorporated frame said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In order to resolve this faulty side stand issue, the German manufacturer will notify the buyers of the affected vehicle and will rectify issue free of cost by replacing the components if needed. The recall operations will commence from 7 August.
Altogether, the Indian market is also set to see the launch of both these BMW small capacity motorcycles, the G310 R and the G310 GS on 18th of July. The motorcycle has already been spotted at select dealerships. However, there are no words from bikemaker on this issue in our country. It is expected if the bikes will have such issue the company will try its level best to resolve such issue before the motorcycle being delivered to their registered buyers.
At the powering front, the 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled reverse-inclined mill with fuel injection system will take care the propelling duties on the BMW G 310 twins. The engine is rated to churn out the peak power of 34 bhp at 9,500 rpm along with 28Nm of vertex torque at 7,500 rpm via a mated 6-speed gearbox. Other underpinnings such as the chassis, engine and swingarm are the shared units on both the models. However, the suspension and braking setup is different on BMW G310 twins.
The BMW G310 R sits on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped up with Michelin Pilot Sport radial tires measuring 110-section front and 150-section rear. Whereas stands on larger 19-inch front wheels along with the 17-inch rear wheel, the BMW G 310 GS uses dual-purpose Metzeler tyres. On the suspension front, the 41mm upside-down forks up front and a pre-load adjustable rear mono-shock are in common on both the bikes. However, the wheel travel for the BMW G 310 twins is different accordingly of the bike category. The G310 R has the suspension travel of 120mm while the ADV G310 GS has 180mm that makes easy take on uneven terrain.
These small capacities BMW G 310 twins are developed in alliance with the Indian manufacturer, TVS Motors. Where the designing and engineering were the part of BMW Motorrad and the development taken care by TVS Motors at its manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu. In terms of features, we can expect the bikes will be furnished with a standard switchable dual-channel ABS and an all-digital instrument cluster while the adventure tourer will also get a rear set luggage rack.
In terms of pricing, the BMW G 310 R which will take mettle with the KTM Duke 390 and the Bajaj Dominar 400, is expected to price around INR 3 Lakh. The adventure offering on the other hand, at the price sticker around INR 3.5 lakh will go in competition with the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan and the KTM 390 Adventure that is going to launch soon. The mentioned prices are on-road one.