Both the bikes will continue to be powered by the same 312.2cc single-cylinder engine and will produce similar output too. Expect mild cosmetic changes to both bikes and a possible correction in price too
We had reported earlier in August that BMW Motorrad India will be bringing in updated versions its entry-level offerings - the G 310 R and the G 310 GS in October. Now, the bike maker has officially announced its launch on 8th October. BMW was scheduled to bring in both these bikes earlier, but had to suffer some delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The BMW 310 twins will continue to be powered with the same 312.2cc single-cylinder motor but it will now be BS6 compliant. At 34bhp and 27Nm, power and torque figures are expected to be somewhat identical to the outgoing model too. The engine will continue to be paired with a 6-speed transmission.
Although the heart will remain largely unchanged, the G 310 R and the G 310 GS are both expected to come with some cosmetic changes. If the teaser image is anything to go by, expect both models to sport a slightly sharper looking design. At the front, the headlights have been reworked and now get arc-shaped DRLs. The signature golden forks are sure to continue on the updated models as well.
As for the price, the BS4 iterations of the G 310 R and the G 310 GS were on sale at Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh respectively. But the BS6 versions are likely to get a ‘price correction’, which as per our estimate should reduce its price by roughly Rs 20,000 - Rs 25,000. The company has already commenced pre-launch bookings from 1st September for a minimum amount of Rs 50,000.