BMW Motorrad is finally set to launch two of its smallest offerings, the G 310 R and the G 310 GS in India this month. Slated to go on sale on July 18, the BMW G 310 GS adventure tourer was recently spotted at a dealership in Chennai, indicating that dispatches for the bikes have already begun. The recently spotted G 310 GS was wearing the BMW's signature Pearl White Metallic body colour with red blue and white-coloured decals on a grey base colour.
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While under the skin the BMW G 310 GS is exactly the same as the G 310 R, being an adventure tourer, the former comes with styling more in line with the other GS models. So, you'll see the familiar sculpted tank shrouds, the signature GS snout, the large windscreen, classic GS ergonomics, and accessories like a belly pan and a tail rack which add to its adventure-tourer persona.
Powering the BMW G 310 GS is a 313 cc single-cylinder engine that has been jointly developed by BMW and TVS. The single-pot motor is capable of producing 34 bhp and develops 28 Nm of peak torque, while mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This is the same powertrain that the TVS Apache RR 310 in a slightly different tuning.
Being the smallest adventure bike offering from BMW Motorrad, there is a lot of anticipation around the bike and pricing will be key to this model to do well in India. While we will get to know the official price tag only at the time of the launch, if you ask us now, we expect the BMW G 310 GS is expected to cost around ₹ 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the bike are currently underway at ₹ 50,000 and once launched, the bike will rival the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
Currently, the BMW G 310 GS, alongside the G 310 R naked street bike, is made here, in India, at TVS Motor Company's manufacturing facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, and exported to other markets. Globally, both the bikes are already on sale in several markets.
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