BMW Motorrad India has received 1,000+ bookings for the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS in India since the company started accepting reservations for the motorcycles, according to a report from Carandbike.
BMW launched the bikes yesterday, priced at INR 2.99 lakh for the BMW G 310 R and INR 3.49 lakh for the BMW G 310 GS (both prices are ex-showroom Delhi). According to the report, the G 310 GS has received more bookings as compared to the G 310 R. We expected this as the G 310 R directly rivals the KTM 390 Duke, which is priced substantially lower, while the G 310 GS doesn’t have a direct rival yet.
That said, the BMW G 310 GS will face competition from the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan, until the KTM 390 Adventure debuts in India. The BMW G 310 twins are developed by BMW Motorrad in Munich, Germany, while TVS Motor Company manufactures both the bikes at its Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu. The BMW G 310 R debuted in India at the 2016 Auto Expo, while the company showcased the BMW G 310 GS in India at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The BMW G 310 twins employ a 313 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine with fuel injection, that is capable of producing a max power of 34 hp at 9,500 rpm while developing a peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The engine works in sync with a 6-speed transmission that transfers control to the rear wheels via a final chain drive. The BMW G 310 R is capable of sprinting to a top speed of 145 kph, along with a kerb weight of 158.5 kg. On the other hand, the BMW G 310 GS gets top-speed of 143 kph and tips the scales at 169.5 kg.
Both the bikes feature 41 mm upside-down front forks and a pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the back. However, the G 310 GS gets suspension travel of 180 mm and a spindle offset for the front suspension axle. The G 310 R receives suspension travel of 140 mm and 131 mm at front and back respectively. Both the motorcycles feature disc brakes at the front and rear with standard ABS, which the riders can disengage on the fly on the BMW G 310 GS.