German motorcycle heavyweight BMW Motorrad has launched the much- awaited G310 R and G310 GS in India priced at Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Both the prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi. The bikes from BMW will share a lot of chassis parts and the engine with the Apache RR 310. Back in April 2018, we had reported that BMW Motorrad dealers were accepting bookings for the bikes. Here are the top five things to know about the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS. Along with the launch, BMW Motorrad India also announced that it will offer the same three-year warranty as standard for all its motorcycles on sale in the country. Both the BMW bikes get 300 mm front disk brake and 240 mm rear disc brake combined with dual-channel ABS. BMW Motorrad will manufacture the two bikes at TVS' Hosur plant. This engine is a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit with four valves and a DOHC cylinder head. Both these bikes have been making headlines for quite some time. The G 310 R gets a top-speed of 145 kph, while it tips the scales at 158.5 kg.
Freestyle Stunts on BMW G 310 RA group of freestyle stunt riders performing stunts on the new BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS motorcycles
While the G310 R rides on 17-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Street tyres, the G310 GS gets a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel shod with Metzeler Tourance rubber.
The GS gets an upside-down 41mm fork, just like the R. However, at 180mm, the GS has 40mm more travel than the R. While the front suspension is non-adjustable on both bikes, the monoshock does boast adjustable preload.
The BMW G 310 R features a sculpted fuel tank, while a massive cowl surrounds the radiator. The G 310 GS, at Rs 3.49 lakh, doesn't face direct competition, yet - at least until KTM launches its hugely anticipated 390 Adventure. Price-wise, the BMW G310 GS will compete with the parallel-twin engine powered KTM Versys X-300 that carries a price tag of Rs. 4.6 lakhs.