BMW G 310 R to be showcased at 2018 Auto Expo - Report
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Autocar reports that BMW Motorrad may showcase its entry-level naked motorcycle, the BMW G 310 R at the 2018 India Auto Expo in February. The vehicle was on display at the 2016 edition.
BMW Motorrad also reportedly plans to launch the BMW F750 and F850 GS at the show. Coming back to the G 310 R, the brand showcased it in the 2016 Auto Expo as well. Though BMW’s Facebook page hinted at the bike’s launch in the coming weeks, Dimitris Raptis, BMW Motorrad Asia, China, Pacific and South Africa sales confirmed that the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS will enter our market in the second half of this year. The delay is reportedly due to setting up the necessary retail infrastructure in the country. Currently, BMW Motorrad’s dealer network spans to Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.
The BMW G 310 R and the TVS Apache RR 310 share a lot of mechanical underpinnings with each other. TVS manufactures the two motorcycles at its plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. However, the Apache RR 310 is feature-rich, thanks to the inclusion of LED lighting system; multifunction instrument cluster; aerodynamic fairing, and a tuned engine. The RR 310 costs INR 2.05 lakhs, ex-showroom, and varies from state to state. Expect the G 310 R to command a premium owing to the badge value. The dynamics of the Bavarian bike is likely to be more relaxed when compared to the sporty Apache RR 310.
[Source: Autocar India]