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BREAKING: BMW’s First Small-capacity Supersport Debuts


The G 310 RR demands a premium of Rs 20,000 over the TVS Apache RR 310

BMW has finally stepped into the world of small-capacity supersports with the launch of the new G 310 RR. The leaked video and the teasers already gave us a pretty fair idea of what to expect, but here’s a low-down on everything about the Indo-Bavarian supersport:

What's Its Price? Who Are Its Rivals?

The BMW G 310 RR has been launched at Rs 2.85 lakh, which is Rs 20,000 more than the TVS Apache RR 310. With this price tag, the bike is Rs 30,000 cheaper than its rival from Austria, the 2022 KTM RC 390. (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

What's New?

We already know that the BMW G 310 RR is essentially a rebadged TVS Apache RR 310. However, the Bavarian company has done a few things differently. While bits like the new livery and the BMW logos are the most obvious, the start-up sequence of the vertical instrument cluster has also changed. 


Furthermore, the G 310 RR also uses a different set of underpinnings when compared with its Indian counterpart. For starters, BMW has opted to go with the same disc brakes from the G 310 R and the G 310 GS, instead of the petal discs found on the RR 310. Team Bavaria has opted for the Michelin Pilot Street tyres instead of the Michelin Road 5 tyres that the Apache has been using since 2020.

What's Unchanged?

Apart from the aforementioned changes, the BMW G 310 RR is exactly the same as TVS’ flagship Apache. So, it gets the same riding modes – Track, Sport, Urban and Rain – with dedicated power and ABS tuning. 

Even the reverse-inclined 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine makes the same 34PS and 27.3Nm, and is shared with other bikes from BMW’s G 310 lineup and of course with the TVS Apache RR 310 as well.

What Should Have Unchanged?

Unfortunately, BMW is not offering the adjustable suspension, sportier clip-ons and the footpegs from the RR 310. The Bavarian company has even skipped Bluetooth connectivity. We would have liked if BMW had offered these atleast as an optional extra.

ZigSays

The BMW G 310 RR comes out to be a pricey proposition considering that the TVS Apache RR 310 is already on sale in India. However, the brand’s primary focus with this bike isn’t our market, but Europe. With the small-capacity supersport segment picking up pace there, BMW is not only aiming to take a share of that pie, but also helping TVS expand its global footprint.

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