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BMW Motorrad India is yet to update its entry-level motorcycles, the G 310 R and the G 310 GS to BS6 standards. The company has confirmed that both models will be updated to meet the new emission standards and will be launched sometime this year in the country.
Ahead of the launch, a video posted on YouTube channel showcase both the upcoming motorcycles testing on Indian roads. The spy video reveals production-ready mules of both the G 310 R and the G 310 GS.
The video also reveals the new front fascia of the BS6 models that is similar to the ones spotted in Europe earlier this year. It features a redesigned headlamp cluster with LED lighting and a reworked fuel-tank design with new extensions that give the upcoming models an aggressive look as compared to its BS4 counterparts.
The complete changes made to the BS6 models are yet to be revealed, the G 310 R and the G 310 GS BS6 models could come with a few more subtle changes as well. However, most of the cycle parts will be carried forward from the previous models.
Both the motorcycles will feature an updated version of the same engine that powered the BS4 models. BMW could make use of the reworked BS6 Apache RR 310 engine on the upcoming entry-level motorcycles.
The updated engine from TVS has reduced vibrations substantially, which was prominent in the BS4 Apache RR 310 models. However, the Chennai-based company has still managed to offer the same power and torque figures as before.
The 312cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine will continue to produce 34bhp at 9,700rpm and 28Nm of peak torque at 7,700rpm paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Apart from an updated engine, the BS6 models could also come equipped with a slip assist clutch as standard.
Both German motorcycles will continue to feature upside-down forks at the front and a mono-shock suspension at the rear. Braking duties on the motorcycle are handled by disc brakes at both ends supported with dual-channel ABS. The G 310 R comes shod with a set of performance tyres made for road and track use, while the G 310 GS features a set of dual-purpose tyres that can take on light off-roading as well.
The BMW G 310 R rivals the KTM Duke 390, and the Honda CB 300R; among others in the country. While the BMW G 310 GS primarily rivals the Royal Enfiled Himalayan, buyers looking for an affordable off-road motorcycle will consider the less powerful Hero Xpulse 200 as well as the feature-packed KTM Adventure 390 which offer maximum performance.
Thoughts About The BMW G 310 R, G 310 GS BS6 Models Spotted Testing Ahead Of India Launch
The BMW G 310 R & G 310 GS paves the way for customers to be a part of the premium motorcycle brand in India. However, the BS4 models came with a hefty price tag in the country as compared to other motorcycles sold in the country. If the recent reports are true, then these motorcycles are about to get some serious price reduction when launched in India later this year.