The naked streetfighter from BMW Motorrad, the G 310 R was expected to launch in the Indian market by the first half of 2017. But as per emerging reports, the launch has been delayed to later this year.
But BMW Motorrad will commence its India operations as per plan in April 2017. The company will introduce its flagship models such as the K 1600, R 1200, R nine T and the S1000 in the Indian market.
The reason behind the introduction of above 800cc motorcycles is because the bikes above this capacity do not need to be homologated and can be imported and sold in India without any restrictions.
But the reason behind holding the G 310 R is not yet known. The baby BMW motorcycle is developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad and manufactured by TVS at its Hosur plant in India.
The design cues of the G 310 R is borrowed from its elder sibling the S1000 R. The naked street fighter is powered by a 313cc single cylinder, fuel injected, liquid cooled engine pumping out 33.5bhp and 28Nm of torque.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, and the motorcycle can reach speeds up to 143km/h. ABS will be offered as standard equipment.The G 310 R is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 2.5 lakh ex-showroom.
When launched in India, the G 310 R will take on its segment rivals such as KTM Duke 390, Mahindra Mojo and Dominar 400. But it is still unclear when BMW Motorrad will bring the smallest BMW to the Indian market.
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