BMW Motorrad is all set to launch the BS6 versions of its entry-level motorcycles, the G 310 R and G 310 GS, in October 2020. The updated versions will also come with a couple of cosmetic upgrades and are expected to get a price cut of Rs 20,000 – Rs 25,000.
After months of delay, owing to the novel Coronavirus, BMW Motorrad India is finally ready to launch the updated BS6 versions of the G 310 R and G 310 GS in the country. According to our source, the new version of BMW Motorrad’s most affordable duo will go on sale in October 2020, if everything goes to plan. Bookings will officially begin by September end, albeit some dealers in the country have started taking pre-orders unofficially for a token amount of Rs 50,000.
Apart from an updated BS6-compliant powertrain, the 2020 G 310 twins will get a number of significant updates, including full-LED headlamps, LED indicators, sharper body panels, and new paint schemes. The design and styling will be largely unchanged from the previous models though. In terms of features and equipment, G 310 R and G 310 GS BS6 versions are expected to get a ride-by-wire throttle and a slipper clutch. Unlike its Indian cousin, the TVS Apache RR 310 BS6, which gets a new colour TFT display and four riding modes, the BMW derivatives will continue with the old model’s LCD display. They won’t get riding modes either.
The updated G 310 twins will feature a BS6-compliant version of the same 312cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Power and torque figures are expected to remain unchanged. Peak power output should stand at 33.5bhp along with 27.3Nm of torque. The six-speed gearbox will also be retained, and so will be other hardware, including the suspension setup and brakes. The BMW G 310 R won’t get the grippier Michelin Road 5 tyres that are now offered with the Apache RR 310 – instead, it’ll continue to come shod with Michelin Pilot Street radial tyres. The G 310 GS will continue with Metzeler Tourance dual-purpose tyres.
The BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS BS4 versions were priced at Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh, respectively (both ex-showroom). However, with the new versions, BMW Motorrad is planning a ‘price correction’ for both the models. This means their sticker price is likely to come down by Rs 20,000 – Rs 25,000.