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BMW Motorrad reveals that G 310 R is not coming to India

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Many would be disappointing after reading this news. BMW Motorrad have officially confirmed that their smallest offering, the G 310 R, although Made-In-India, will not be launched in our market. There had been speculations of the launch of this bike every since TVS & BMW joined hands to manufacture it here in India, but this bike will only be meant for exports.

Apart from exporting the bike from India, BMW Motorrad has no immediate plans to launch the G 310 R in India. It is designed & visualized by BMW in Germany, but produced here in India by TVS Motors. BMW had even showcased this motorcycle to the Indian audience at the 2016 Auto Expo.

Powering the G 310 R is a  313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled petrol motor producing 34 PS of power and 28 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. This bike is a rival to the likes of KTM Duke 390 & Benelli TNT 300. Now, it seems like apart from pricing, the sales & service connectivity could also have been a major deciding factor to not launch the G 310 R here in India.

Meanwhile, the BMW G 310 R is being exported worldwide. It’s sad that all those who were fence sitting to buy this bike now have to look elsewhere. So the dream of owning a BMW badge is still some time away.

Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, wet sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 62 mm
Capacity 313 cc
Rated output 34 hp (25 kW) at 9,500 rpm
Max. torque 21 lb-ft (28 Nm) at 7,500 rpm
Compression ratio 10.6 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection, BMS-E2
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 90 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 71 mpg (WMTC)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Alternator 330 W
Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed transmision integrated in the motor housing
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel bridge-type frame with bolt-on rear frame
Front wheel location / suspension Upside down telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload
Suspension travel front / rear 5.5″ / 5.2″ (140 mm / 131 mm)
Wheelbase 54.0″ (1,374 mm)
Castor 4″ (102.3 mm)
Steering head angle 64.9°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 3.0 x 17″
Rim, rear 4.0 x 17″
Tires, front 110/70 R 17
Tires, rear 150/60 R 17
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 78.3″ (1,988 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35.3″ (896 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 48.3″ (1,227 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 30.9″ (785 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 70.3″ (1,785 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 1) 349 lbs (158.5 kg)
Permitted total weight 760 lbs (345 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 411 lbs (186.5 kg)
Usable tank volume 2.9 gal (11 l)
Reserve approx. 0.3 gal (1 L)