BMW to launch G 310 R bike in India in October

It looks like BMW is all set to launch the G 310 R bike in India this October. Images of the upcoming BMW G 310 R, which was caught testing on the Bangalore-Chennai highway minus the camouflage, has emerged online revealing new details.

The latest spy shots reveal that the production ready 2016 BMW G 310 R test mule does not sport major changes compared to the prototype revealed. The test bike was running on Michelin tyres, which are likely to be offered as standard, while the top speed is reportedly achieved at 170 kmph. While the claim makes the BMW offering faster than the KTM Duke 390, we will be able to confirm the same after riding the motorcycle.

The bike comes with 313cc of displacement, 34hp of power and a kerb weight of 158kg. The short-stroke, single-cylinder engine’s layout is reversed (the cylinder inclines towards the rear wheel and the exhaust exits from the rear) to create a more compact motorcycle and optimise weight distribution.

This has all-round benefits as it allows for a longer swing arm for greater stability while keeping the wheelbase tight for better manoeuvrability. USD front forks, mono shock rear, ABS-equipped 310mm disc brakes are some of the essentials in this class and the BMW has them and will surely wow when thrown around twisty bits of tarmac.

To be manufactured by TVS, while BMW Motorrad has engineered the motorcycle, the G 310 R is expected to cruise the Indian roads soon with prices starting at Rs. 1.8 lakh (ex-showroom).