BMW Motorrad has recalled the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS motorcycles in the USA for faulty side-stand and frame. The G 310 twins are set to launch in India on 18 July.
BMW has revealed that a total of 2,376 motorcycles are affected as part of the recall. According to a report from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the bikes could suffer damage to their side stand with repeated use.
BMW Motorrad will individually alert the affected owners, while dealers are directed to install a new frame or side stand, whichever necessary, without any costs to the customer. The company will begin the recall from 7 August. The company should rectify these issues before launching the BMW G 310 GS and the G 310 R in India. That said, the BMW G 310 GS has started reaching dealerships in India.
The BMW G 310 twins will source power from a 313 cc, single-cylinder, reverse-inclined engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The engine is capable of producing 34 bhp of maximum power at 9,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The motorcycles use the same frame, engine, and swingarm but feature a different suspension setup and wheel sizes.
The BMW G 310 GS, being an ADV, features 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels that wraps with dual-purpose Metzeler tires. The BMW G 310 GS will rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure. On the other hand, the BMW G 310 R features 17-inch alloy wheels at both the ends with 110-section front and 150-section rear Michelin Pilot Sport radial tires.
The BMW G 310 R will compete with the KTM 390 Duke and the Bajaj Dominar 400. Both the bikes feature 41 mm upside down forks up front and a pre-load adjustable rear mono-shock. While the G 310 R gets wheel travel of 120 mm, the G 310 GS receives suspension travel of 180 mm at both the ends. The BMW Motorrad has designed and engineered the G 310 twins in Germany, while TVS manufactures the motorcycles at its plant in Tamil Nadu.
The BMW G 310 R could cost INR 3 lakh in India, while the G 310 GS is likely to cost around INR 3.50 lakh (both prices are on the road). As far as features are concerned, both bikes come equipped with a standard switchable dual-channel ABS unit and an all-digital digital instrument cluster, while the G 310 GS also gets a rear luggage rack.