BMW Motorrad has unveiled the 2019 BMW G 310 R for the global markets. The company is set to launch the BMW G 310 twins in the domestic market on 18 July.
In the MY2019 update, the BMW G 310 R gets new colour options in the form of the Racing Red and HP Motorsport (Pearl White with HP lettering). However, the company has discontinued the Strato Blue Metallic paint for MY2019. That said, the Cosmic Black continues. Apart from the new cosmetics, the bike remains the same.
The BMW G 310 R is designed and developed by BMW Motorrad in Germany, while TVS Motor Company manufactures the bike in Tamil Nadu, India.
The BMW G 310 R has taken a long time to arrive in India, despite the bike’s production, for exports, having started in 2016. The bike debuted in India at the Auto Expo 2016, and more recently at the Auto Expo 2018 alongside the BMW G 310 GS. The BMW G 310 R will go up against the KTM 390 Duke in the Indian market.
The BMW G 310 R gets a 313 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine that is capable of producing a maximum power of 34 bhp at 9500 rpm along with a peak torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike features 41 mm upside down forks up front and a pre-load adjustable rear mono-shock.
The BMW G 310 R features 17-inch alloy wheels that use to a 110-section front and 150-section rear Michelin Pilot Street tires. Key features on the G 310 R comprises switchable ABS, LED taillights and an all-digital instrument cluster. Stopping power comes from disc brakes at both the ends with radial mounted floating callipers. As far as pricing is concerned, we expect the G 310 R around INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom).