Expect the G 310 R and the G 310 GS to be priced around the ₹3 – 3.5 lakh mark.
After what seemed like an age long wait, BMW has finally announced the launch of the G 310 R and the G 310 GS on 18th July. Bookings for both these motorcycles commenced earlier this month. Interested enthusiasts can pay ₹50,000 at any of the dealerships to book either of the two offerings.
Details of both these motorcycles have been out for a while now. At the heart, they come with a 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor, churning out 33.5 bhp and 28Nm. Both motorcycles are paired to a 6-speed transmission. Aside from the obvious differences in design, the G 310 GS comes with a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear. The naked sibling, on the other hand, comes with 17-inch alloys on both ends.
Both these motorcycles will be produced at the TVS factory in Hosur. The G 310 R will compete against the likes of the KTM 390 Duke. The adventure-centric G 310 GS, however, won't quite have a direct competitor until the launch of the KTM 390 Adventure in the first quarter of 2019. Although Kawasaki has the Versys X-300 with a near identical displacement, but being a twin-cylinder model, it is priced considerably higher. Expect the 310 twins to be priced in the range of ₹3 – 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
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