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BMW G 310 GS Unveiled At Auto Expo 2018


BMW Motorrad has showcased the India-bound G 310 GS and G 310 R

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BMW G 310 GS and G 310 R Launch Soon

BMW Motorrad unveiled the G 310 GS adventure tourer based on the G 310 R at the Auto Expo 2018 today. The GS version of the motorcycle made its first public appearance last year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. The G 310 R, which was on display at the Auto Expo 2016, is already on sale in Europe and biking enthusiasts in the country can't wait to get their hands on one. Now, BMW Motorrad has confirmed that both bikes will be launched in the country in the second half of 2018. 

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Powering both the motorcycles is a 312cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Peak power produced is 34PS at 9500rpm with 28Nm of peak torque arriving at 7500rpm.

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While they both are designed to carry out their respective jobs with dedication, quite a few mechanical components are common on both bikes. The list includes the engine, chassis, alloy wheels, brakes and the exhaust.

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Both the G 310 R and the G 310 GS are built around a tubular steel frame bolted with a rear subframe. The USD forks on GS have 180mm of travel, while the R has a front-end travel of 140mm. On the other hand, the rear monoshock has 180mm of travel on the G 310 GS and 131mm of travel on the G 310 R.

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Once launched, the BMW G 310 R will rival the KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Z250 and the Benelli TNT 300. The BMW G 310 GS, on the other hand, take on the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Mahindra Mojo and the Kawasaki Versys X300. The main rivalry, however, will come in the form of the upcoming KTM 390 Adventure.

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We expect the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS to be priced around Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.

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