BMW Motorrad India has launched the much-anticipated 2020 Model Year BS6-compliant BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS in the Indian market at the price of INR 2.45 lakh ex-showroom for the G 310 R naked roadster and INR 2.85 lakh ex-showroom for the G 310 GS adventure tourer. Both the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS come with a full Euro5/BS6 compliant engine along with a few cosmetic changes as well as added equipment for 2020.
For 2020, the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS come with a new LED headlamp with a centre spar LED daytime running light and new revisions to the body panels on the G 310 GS. The new motorcycles also come with new colour themes. The new G 310 R comes with Cosmic Black, Polar White and ‘Style Sport’ in Limestone Metallic at an additional INR 10,000 on ex-showroom price. The new G 310 GS features – Polar White, ‘40 years of GS’ Edition in Cosmic Black and ‘Style Rallye’ in Kyanite blue Metallic at an additional price of INR 6,000 on ex-showroom price for the ‘Style Rallye’ and ‘40 years of GS’ Edition. Both the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS feature the same LCD instruments display and the electronics package has also been retained from the predecessor except for a new ‘Electronic Throttle Grip’ a Throttle-By-Wire system that offers a more sensitive throttle action. The BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS also come with the new adjustable clutch and front brake levers.
Both the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS are powered by a BS6/Euro5 compliant 313cc, single-cylinder, reverse-inclined, liquid-cooled, four valves, fuel-injected DOHC motor that produces 34 HP of power and 28 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. For 2020, the powertrain also comes with an Anti-Hopping slipper/assist clutch for smoother clutch operation and engine refinement.
While the BMW G 310 R roadster features a tubular steel frame with a load-bearing drive unit and 41mm upside-down front forks with 140mm travel and a preload-adjustable monoshock directly hinged to a solid die-cast aluminium swingarm with 131mm suspension travel, the G 310 GS positioned as an adventure motorcycle comes with Tubular steel frame with a bolted rear frame 41mm diameter upside-down front fork on the front with 180mm travel and a preload-adjustable monoshock directly hinged to a solid die-cast aluminium swingarm with 180mm suspension travel. The G 310 R comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and road-focused tyres the G 310 GS features a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels with dual-sport tyres. Braking components on both the bikes include a 300mm single front disc brake and a 240mm single disc brake on the rear equipped with BMW Motorrad ABS (Dual Channel).