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BMW G310R India Launch Delayed | Will Now Come in 2018

A heartbreaking news for sure, BMW G310R will not launch in India this year. They have postponed the much-awaited launch to 2018 as number of BMW dealerships is very low when compared to the potential customer base of the product. They presently have just four dealerships for the CBU high end products in India. BMW wants to increase the number of showrooms before launching the G310R in India.

The news came after hundreds of rumors that G310R may launch in the Diwali time frame this year and may get priced aggressively. The expected placement of G310R around INR 2 lakh will help thousands of fans connect with the German brand and BMW plays safe by avoiding the launch of G310R at just four locations (Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore).

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BMW G310R Not Coming to India this Year

G310R is built in TVS’s Hosur plant and exports for the motorcycle are continuously being increased for European demands. India will get the same frame, engine and feel under the upcoming TVS Apache RR 310S.

Those who have plans to buy a new bike this year, and were confused planning one out of G310R and Apache RR 310S, can now easily bet on the fully-faired racer by TVS. Apache RR 310S will soon get its official debut for India and may launch at an even more attractive price. If everything goes the same way as present, a full test ride experience is not far for the motorcycle. TVS is using an all-new vertical console on RR 310S.

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BMW G310R

 BMW G310R is powered by a 313cc, single cylinder engine that comes with fuel injection and liquid cooling. The same motor is planted into the Apache RR 310S while a different state of tune is expected from the motorcycle.

The engine on the G310R is good for 34 PS at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm at 7500 rpm. BMW claimed top speed is 143 kmph while Apache could get an even better top end with its aerodynamic design. The concept version of the Apache RR 310S (Akula) weighs just 130 kg due to heavy use of carbon fiber while production version will definitely get a raised weight of more than 160 kg.

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BMW G310R posed the biggest threat for KTM 390 Duke as a buyer would have been confused between the two due to close expected pricing. Internationally, both the bikes are priced close and are exported from India.

G310R gets ABS as standard while the same cannot be confirmed for Apache RR 310S. The USD forks, wide tyres and same beastly stance of the TVS version could fetch many buyers who are thinking of getting away from KTM RC twins. RR 310S will also rival Mahindra Mojo due to the use of premium components in both the bikes.

Key Specs of BMW G310R:

  • Displacement – 313 cc
  • Power – 33.6 BHP @ 9500 rpm
  • Torque – 28 NM @ 7500 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders – Single Cylinder
  • No. of Gears – 6-Speed Gearbox
  • Seat Height – 785 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 158.5 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 11 litres
  • Top Speed – 143 kmph
  • Mileage – 30 kmpl
  • Expected Price – INR 2.00-2.25 lakhs
  • Launch – Early 2018
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