The launch of the much awaited BMW G310R is getting closer with the start of the production at the TVS plant in India situated at Hosur near Bangalore.
BMW Motorrad has teamed with TVS Motors to produce the G310R and will be available in the Indian market and also exported to Europe, Australia, and other Asian countries.
The BMW-TVS joint venture was started a couple of years ago and the G310R is their first product. This is the first sub-500cc motorcycle from BMW and will be manufactured by TVS Motors at their Hosur plant near Bangalore.
Talking about the specifications of the BMW G310R, it will be powered by 313cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine which will produce 34bhp and 28Nm of peak torque which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The BMW G310R is built with the intention of handling and riding in city and better handling while cornering, this is achieved by shorter wheelbase and better seating stance.
Some of the highlights on the G310R are the upside down front forks, mono-rear suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels with Metzeler tyres, LED side indicators and fully digital instrument control.
The BMW G310R is expected to be launched in October, 2016 and will rival the likes of KTM Duke, Mahindra Mojo, and Honda CBR250R. The price is expected to be in the range of Rs. 1.8 lakh ex-showroom.