The BMW G310R and G310 GS to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, launch expected in second half of 2018.
The 2018 BMW G310 twins – G310R and G310 GS will be showcased at the Auto Expo next month. The BMW G310R had also been at the display stands of the automaker in the 2016 Auto Expo. The bikes are expected to be launched later this year.
Made at TVS’ facility in Hosur, the G310R and G310 GS are currently being exported to international markets. The G310R is a naked street-fighter while the G310 GS is an adventure-focused touring bike. The duo share a lot of underpinnings including the engine, brakes, suspension, chassis, alloy wheels and exhaust.
Powering the G310R and G310 GS is a 312cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected and liquid-cooled motor which produces 34 PS of power and 28 Nm of torque. This reverse-inclined powertrain comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The smallest and the most affordable GS from the GS family gets a long travel suspension, raised front mudguard and muscular tank extensions for a rugged appeal. Further enhancing the tough looks are the Metzeler Tourance tyres for the 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel.
ABS will be offered on both the Indo-German motorcycles as standard. Prices for the G310R and G310 GS are expected to be around Rs. 2.4 lakh and Rs. 2.7 lakhs (ex-showroom) respectively.
The company will launch two of its middle-weight adventure motorcycles, the F750 GS and F850 GS at the Auto Expo next month. Meanwhile, it is also working towards increasing sales outlets in major cities across Asia and cites this as the primary reason for the delay in the launch of the G310R and G310 GS.
2018 BMW G310R
– Both G310R and G310 GS to be displayed at the 2018 Auto Expo
– Asia launch expected in the second half of 2018
– G310R will rival the KTM Duke 390, Bajaj Dominar 400 and Mahindra Mojo
– G310 GS to rival the RE Himalayan