The much awaited, BMW G 310R has been spotted testing once again by a motorcycle enthusiast on the Chennai-Bangalore highway. The motorcycle was spotted without a piece of camouflage.
The BMW G 310R has been the talk of motown ever since the TVS-BMW joint venture started off. The joint venture is all set to give a new dimension to both the companies, as it would give TVS motorcycles the opportunity to pave their way into the +300cc segment and it would give BMW the edge over its European counterparts in the Indian market, by gaining access to the below 500cc motorcycle segment. The TVS-BMW joint venture will be giving us a few new exciting motorcycles over the next few years and the G 310R is the first of the lot.
The BMW G 310R had been spotted testing earlier too, which shows that the motorcycle is being tested thoroughly before launch in the Indian market.
The G 310R is powered by a liquid cooled, 313cc, single cylinder engine, tuned to produce a maximum power figure of 34 PS and the maximum torque figure stands at 28 NM. Though these power and torque figures are adequate for the G 310R to be pretty quick, it still falls short when compared to its main rival, the KTM Duke 390. Power to weight ratio of the BMW G 310R stands at 212.7 PS per tonne whereas the Duke 390 stands at 262 PS per tonne. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 6-speed gearbox.
BMW has not left the G 310R wanting, when it comes to equipment. It is equipped with upside down forks at the front and an adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 300mm Disc with a 4-piston fixed caliper up front and 240mm Disc with 2 piston floating caliper at the back and the equipment is complete, with a dual channel ABS system.
The five spoke 17-inch wheels come shod with Michelin rubber. As a segment first, the motorcycle is also equipped with a 12V charging socket. BMW has done a great job with the design and features on the G 310R. The motorcycle has been designed by BMW and will be built by TVS motors in order to keep costs low.
The TVS-BMW joint venture will spawn off quite a few motorcycles in the years to come, and TVS is looking forward to developing the Akula 300 which was displayed at the Auto Expo earlier this year which is again based on the G 310R platform.
Prices for the European market have been revealed by a dealership website by mistake, and surprisingly it is priced lesser than the KTM Duke 390, so this also means that it would be priced lesser than the KTM Duke 390 in India too.
The BMW G 310R will be launched in the Indian market around the festive season this year and by the looks of it, it might take the market by storm.
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