BMW Motorrad unveiled the G 310 R motorcycle, which will be made in India. The motorcycle has been designed and developed in Munich, Germany; however, it will be manufactured by TVS Motors in Chennai, India. Recently, BMW Motorrad had showcased a concept version of this motorcycle.
Powering the BMW Motorrad G 310 R motorcycle is a 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The engine will receive two overhead camshafts, four valves, and electronic fuel injection system. Regarding performance, the motorcycle produces 33bhp and 28Nm of torque.
The BMW G 310 R will feature upside down front fork and an aluminium swingarm with directly mounted spring strut, which will provide stable and precise handling.
BMW will offer 110/70 R17 front tyre while the rear gets a wider 150/60 R17 tyre. Dual channel ABS will also be offered as standard equipment on the motorcycle. On the braking front, the front wheel receives 300mm diameter disc with a four-piston caliper, and the rear wheel gets a 240mm diameter disc brake with a two-piston floating caliper.
Concerning pricing, we expect BMW Motorrad to price the motorcycle around Rs. 3 lakh ex-showroom. On the competition scale, the G 310 R will compete with the KTM 390 Duke and DSK Benelli TNT 300 motorcycles in India; however, the BMW badge could be enticing for several enthusiasts.
TVS and BMW has established a partnership to develop motorcycles, which will attract young buyers, emerging markets, and beginners across the globe. The BMW G 310 R motorcycle will go on sale in the Indian markets by 2016, and is expected to make its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi.
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