BMW Motorrad India is set to launch the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS in India on 18 July. Both bikes share the engine, chassis, and many features. However, both serve riders for vastly different purposes. Here are five things to know about the BMW G 310 GS and the G 310 R.
Chassis & Dimensions
The BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS are underpinned by a tubular steel frame with a bolted rear sub-frame. That said, both bikes get different ergonomics with a slightly different steering head angle and wheelbase. The G 310 R gets a steering head angle of 64.9° and a wheelbase of 1,374mm. The G 310 GS gets a steering head angle of 63.3°and a wheelbase of 1,420mm.
The BMW G 310 twins employ a 313 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that is good for 34 bhp of max power at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Both bikes run the same engine maps and sprocket setups.
Suspension & Wheels
The BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS feature 41mm front USD forks and a preload adjustable rear mono-shock. However, the damping parameters and spring ratings are different on both. For instance, the G 310 R gets suspension travel of 140mm & 130mm (front/rear), while the G 310 GS ADV 180mm of suspension travel on both the ends. The G 310 R features 17-inch wheels on both ends. However, the BMW G 310 GS, being a tour-enduro, sports 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels.
Features & Electronics
The BMW G 310 twins will feature an all-digital digital instrument cluster and LED taillights. Disc brakes anchor braking duties at both ends with standard ABS, which can be disengaged. The G 310 GS, being an ADV, also gets a rear luggage rack.
Pricing & Launch Details
BMW Motorrad India is likely to launch the G 310 twins on 18 July, as the company has sent us an invite for a press event without revealing the specifics. As for pricing, we expect the company to price the G 310 R and the G 310 GS at INR 3 lakh and INR 3.5 lakh (both prices are on the road) respectively.