BMW G 310 R And G 310 GS BS6 Launch Soon
Interested customers can put down a token amount of Rs 50,000 to pre-book either of the bikes
- Deliveries will commence in the next couple of months.
- Both bikes feature a new LED headlight while the G 310 R gets minor cosmetic updates.
- Both bikes now get LED turn indicators.
- May come with a drop in price.
BMW Motorrad will soon be launching its BS6-compliant G 310 R and G 310 GS in India. Pre-bookings for the duo have already begun for a token amount of Rs 50,000. Deliveries, on the other hand, will commence from October 2020. Sources suggest BMW may reduce the price of both bikes by around Rs 30,000 to make them more accessible and competitive. For reference, the BS4 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS were priced at Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh respectively (ex-showroom).
A possible price reduction isn’t the only change coming our way, there are a couple of crucial updates too. For starters, both bikes now feature all-LED lighting including LED turn indicators. The roadster also gets a redesigned tank extension that makes it look a tad more muscular. Apart from this, the frame, engine cowl, single-piece seat and the rear quarter panels all appear to be the same as before.
From the looks of it, both BS6 models feature ride-by-wire throttle just like their faired cousin, the TVS Apache RR 310. This addition will hopefully aid in crisper throttle response with precise fuelling. Power figures are expected to remain unchanged at 34PS and 28Nm. However, we do not expect either of the bikes to come with rider modes, available on the RR 310. The absence of the switch cube on the left side switchgear gives it away. Even the console is the same LCD digital dash as before.
The revised engine internals, new engine mounts, and inclusion of electronic aids made a huge difference to the refinement levels of the BS6 RR 310. We believe the same is in store for the G 310 twins, which will hopefully reduce their vibrations issues. There’s no change in hardware which is a bit of a disappointment. We would have loved to see the G 310 R sporting grippier Michelin Road 5 rubber for improved ride and handling.
If BMW Motorrad manages to price these bikes well, they could end up raking in better sales as both the G 310 R and the G 310 GS offer a bit more in terms of features. Guess we’ll just have to wait and watch.