BMW Motorrad has confirmed that the Indian market debut of its G310 R entry-level motorcycle has been pushed back indefinitely, the delay being brought about by the process of setting-up the business operations in India.
The BMW G310R, developed jointly by BMW along with TVS Motor Company, was first showcased in EICMA 2015 in Milan. In March 2016, the company was reported to launch the G310R by October-2016, and then subsequently to April-2017. Now word is that we can expect to see the naked sporty motorcycle arrive here in mid-2018 or later.
The G310R will be manufactured by TVS at its Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu and will be followed by the G310 GS, alongside the TVS Apache RR 310S. Engine specifications are in the form of a 313cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine producing 34 BHP @ 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque @ 7,500 rpm, while being paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
The aggressive looking roadster design clearly carries the S1000R genes. The G310R will include features like large liquid crystal display instrument cluster, Upside-Down front forks, ABS, cast aluminium wheels, front and rear disc brakes. Good looks, powerful ride, and less than 160 kg fully fuelled, with the G310R you can simply enjoy motorcycling.
With TVS also having a hand in developing and manufacturing the bike, expect the costs to be lower. The G310R will take on the Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM Duke 390 and its cousin TVS Apache RR 310S. With the launch of this bike, BMW will sort to appeal to a younger crowd of buyers to experience its famed German technology.
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