BMW Motorrad recently revealed the production model of the R 18 cruiser and now the brand has been spotted working on the smallest capacity motorcycle the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS. Both the small capacity bikes have been spotted testing with minor cosmetic updates and what we believe could be powered by a Euro5/BS6 mill.
According to spied pictures that have been circulating the internet, the design changes are subtle and appear to be cosmetic in nature. The G 310 R roadster appears to get a slightly redesigned headlight with sharper angles and now comes with a multi-LED cluster. The sides too get small changes to the bodywork which appear to have distinctive charecter lines on the tank shrouds.
On the BMW G 310 GS Adventure model, the images show a narrower front beak slightly tweaked headlight housing and multi-LED cluster similar to the roadster. The bodywork also appears slightly sharper than the outgoing model but both the G 310 R and the G 310 GS appear to retain the mechanical parts and other bits from the outgoing models.
In the engine department, both the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS share the 313cc, single-cylinder, reverse-inclined, liquid-cooled, four valves, fuel-injected DOHC powertrain that produces 34 hp of power and 28 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed gearbox with a mechanically operated wet clutch. The brand is also expected to upgrade the motorcycles with a slipper clutch.
Currently, the motorcycle conforms to Euro4/BS4 emission norms achieved by a closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter system and the spied motorcycles are likely to have an upgraded exhaust system that is expected to comply with Euro5/BS6 standards.
The brand is expected to launch the new upgraded BS6 emission compliant G 310 R and the G 310 GS in India in the second half of 2020. The outgoing BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS were sold at INR 2.99 lakh and INR 3.49 lakh ex-showroom respectively.
BMW Motorrad India also announced that the brand sold 1024 units of motorcycles in Q1 of the Calendar Year (January – March) and that the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS motorcycles accounted for over 80% of the yearly sales. As compared to the same period in the last year, BMW Motorrad India reported a growth of 71.5% in Q1 2020.