BREAKING: BMW G 310 RR Launched At Rs 2,85,000
Unfortunately, it misses out on adjustable suspension
The G 310 RR is powered by a TVS Apache RR 310-derived 313cc engine making 34PS and 27.3Nm, putting it on par with the Apache RR 310. Like the Apache RR 310, the G 310 RR also gets four riding modes- Sport, Track, Urban and Rain. The bike makes full power in the Sport and Track mode while the output drops to 25.8PS and 25Nm in the Urban and Rain mode. For comparison, the 2022 KTM RC 390 makes 43.5PS and 37Nm from its 373cc engine.
The bike’s front looks very similar to the shark-inspired design of the TVS Apache RR 310. The G 310 RR is available in two colour schemes: Black and Motorsport. The fairing, LED headlights and sleek tail complete the supersport look.
Underpinnings on this entry-level supersport from BMW include a 41mm inverted fork along with a preload adjustable monoshock. You get a 300mm disc up front and a 240mm one at the rear, similar to the ones seen on the G 310 twins. You also have the safety net of dual-channel ABS. The lack of adjustability at the front is a big miss. The G 310 RR even misses out on any kind of bluetooth connectivity
Backing its sporty credentials are the 17-inch wheels with a 110-section at the front and 150-section at the rear. Instead of the grippy Road 5 tyres seen on the Apache RR 310, the G 310 RR comes shod with Michelin Pilot Street tyres. A kerb weight of 174kg puts it on par with the Apache RR 310.
BMW has priced its first entry-level supersport at Rs 2,85,000 for the Black colour option and Rs 2,99,000 for the Motorsport one, both prices ex-showroom. To give you an idea, the TVS Apache RR 310 is priced at Rs 2,65,000. That said, it’s a fair bit cheaper than the Kawasaki Ninja 300 (Rs 3,37,000) and the 2022 KTM RC 390 (Rs 3,16,070). All prices are ex-showroom.
All said and done, the G 310 RR will help BMW exploit the 300-400cc supersport segment in the international market. That said, a minimum premium of Rs 20,000 over the TVS Apache RR 310 just for the livery and badging makes the bike feel a bit too expensive. We wish BMW had thrown in more tangible goodies like adjustable suspension, at least in the Motorsport variant.