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  • 2021 BMW G310 GS Officially Revealed – Production Starts

    Launch of the updated BMW G310R and G310GS is scheduled to take place on 8th Oct
    BMW G310 GS, first launched in 2016 gives BMW Motorrad customers an opportunity to experience a sub 500cc motorcycle. Compact, robust and versatile in design, four years since debut, the company is now ready to launch its new 2021 BMW G310 GS.

    First unit of the all new, facelifted G310GS rolled off the production line earlier today. BMW G310GS is manufactured in India, by TVS Motor Company at their plant in Hosur. Overall design has been kept similar to the earlier variant.
    The design revision is replete with a basic colour, and two exclusive style variants. All three colour variants feature metallic titanium grey engine housing covers for the alternator, clutch and water pump. Typical GS colours in white with basic colour plain polar white, and tank side panels in grey, make for a sporty Rallye style appearance. The frame is painted in red, and Kyanit blue metallic for the tank centre cover and front.
    2021 BMW G310GS Production Starts
    Engine
    Engine is same as before. BMW G310 GS features a 313 cc, liquid-cooled single-cyl engine with four valves, two overhead camshafts and electronic fuel injection (FI). Power output is pegged at 25 kW (34 HP) at 9500 rpm, and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm. Engine is now equipped with an ‘electronic throttle grip‘ (electromotive throttle controller) for improved throttle response. Automatic idle speed increases when starting to prevent any possible sudden engine stalling.
    The cylinder head is rotated by 180 degrees with front intake, and exhaust at the rear for optimal combustion air ducting. The structure supports the motorcycle’s compact vehicle architecture. For international markets, the new BMW G310 GS is now homologated to EU5 standards. While the one in India, which will be launched next week, will be homologated to BS6 standard. The engine also features automatic idle boost and electromotive throttle controller.

    Features
    New BMW G 310 GS’ stance is cemented with a windscreen, high front fender, striking flyline and short, and high rear end. Features that are seen in the bigger GS models. Self-boosting anti-hopping clutch is new. It reduces engine drag torque and improves driving safety, especially when braking involving simultaneous downshifting.
    Significant reduction in operating forces at the clutch lever is also factored in. Hand lever is adjustable in four stages for brake and clutch for both. Largely beneficial for folks with small hands.

    LED Headlights
    Lighting structure includes full-LED headlight and LED flashing turn indicators. The latter for improved night visibility. High beam, low beam and, daytime driving light (depending on the country), is operated from left handlebar controls.
    40 Years GS Edition
    There is a new special edition of 2021 BMW G310GS, called 40 Years GS Edition. While it’s not known, which markets will see the ’40 Years GS’ edition, but there will be a BMW G 310 GS based on R 100 GS’ colour theme in black and yellow. This will have the basic colour cosmic black, and yellow graphics on the tank side panels.

    Pricing has not been revealed yet. For India, official launch will take place on 8th Oct, which is when the prices will also be revealed. Along with the GS, we will also get the new G310R. Bookings are now open. Once launched, it will rival the likes of KTM 390 ADV and Duke 390 respectively. More

  • BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS Launch Date is 8th Oct – Official

    After weeks of teasing, BMW India has finally revealed the launch date of their best selling motorcycles
    BMW Motorrad will be launching BS6 variants of its entry-level G 310 R & G 310 GS motorcycles in India on 8th Oct. Launch was expected to take place much earlier, but got delayed due to lockdown. Bookings opened earlier this month.
    What’s new in BMW G 310 BS6 variants?

    Some of the key updates on G 310 twins include sharper and muscular design, full-LED headlamp and turn signals, orange frame and alloys, updated instrument console, golden front suspension, reconfigured exhaust pipe and horizontal rear fenders. Some of these design elements appear to be inspired by features commonly seen on KTM motorcycles.
    Powering the BS6 G 310 twins could be the same BS6 engine that is currently in use with TVS Apache RR 310. It’s a 313cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, DOC unit that can generate max power of 33.53 bhp at 9,700 rpm and max torque of 27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm.

    Competitive pricing strategy
    While the BMW brand name commands a premium, the company could employ a more practical pricing policy this time around, especially for the entry-level G 310 R & G 310 GS BS6 motorcycles. To make the G 310 twins attractive to a wider consumer base, BMW is expected to choose a competitive pricing policy. BS6 variants will be priced higher than the BS4 models, but the price gap with rivals will be reduced.
    For example, if we talk about the G 310 R naked streetfighter, its BS4 model had a price tag of Rs 2.99 lakh. In comparison, the bike’s primary rival KTM 390 Duke BS6 retails at Rs 2.57 lakh (ex-showroom). Coming to the G 310 GS adventure tourer, its BS4 model was priced at Rs 3.49 lakh. Its primary rival KTM Adventure 390 BS6 is priced at Rs 3.04 lakh. G 310 GS also competes with Royal Enfield Himalayan that has a starting price of Rs 1.94 lakh.
    BMW G310 R Facelift BS6
    BMW could choose a midway pricing point for the G 310 twins, which is somewhere between the price of the outgoing BS4 models and price of existing rivals. This will make the bikes more accessible to customers who want to go with the BMW nameplate.
    Pre-Bookings for BMW G 310 R & G 310 GS BS6 variants are open for Rs 50k. It can be done online or one can also visit the nearest BMW Motorrad dealership. Customers who opt for the pre-book option can benefit from a special EMI scheme wherein monthly EMI amount is just Rs 4.5k. Customers need to pre-book their bike before launch to avail this special EMI offer. More

  • BMW G310R and G310GS Facelift BS6 Launch in 1st week of Oct

    Slated for launch early next month, BMW’s entry-level G310R and G310GS BS6 motorcycles will be equipped with a range of updates
    Customers can also save money, as BMW is expected to launch the BS6 G310 twins at discounted prices. This will be something new in the auto industry, as BS6 variants are usually priced higher than their BS4 counterparts. The reason seems obvious as rival motorcycles are priced much cheaper than the G310 twins.
    Exterior updates

    As revealed in teasers and spy shots, BMW G310 twins get full-LED headlamp and turn signals. It is also likely that BMW will introduce some new colour options for these bikes. Both bikes come with sharper and muscular contours, as compared to the BS4 counterparts.
    On G310R, the tank has been redesigned. Another noticeable feature of the twins is the use of bright orange colour on the frame and alloys. Rear fenders now come in a horizontal design, which appears to be inspired by KTM motorcycles. Other additions include gold coloured front suspension, updated instrument console and reconfigured exhaust pipe.
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    BMW G310 twins BS6 engine
    BS6 G310 twins are expected to get the same engine as that of BS6 TVS Apache RR 310. The 312.2 cc liquid cooled, DOHC, single cylinder engine generates 33.53 bhp of max power at 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm of max torque at 7,700 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission. BS6 Apache RR310 has a top speed of 160 km/h and can reach 0-100 in 7.17 seconds. BS6 G310 twins are expected to be offered in a similar state of tune.
    Pre bookings for BMW G310R and G310 GS BS6 are open for Rs 50k. To attract customers, BMW has introduced a new EMI plan where EMIs will start at just Rs 4.5k. To avail this special EMI offer, customers need to book the G 310 R or G 310 GS before their launch.
    In this segment, the G310R naked streetfighter will take on the likes of KTM 390 Duke. On the other hand, the G 310 GS adventure tourer will compete with the likes of KTM Adventure 390 and Royal Enfield Himalayan.
    BMW G310 twins BS6 price
    Price of BS6 G 310 twins will be announced at the time of launch. For record, the BS4 G310R was priced at Rs 2.99 lakh whereas BS4 310GS retailed at Rs 3.49 lakh. The strategy would be to bring prices of the twins closer to that of rivals. For comparison, rivals KTM 390 Duke and Adventure 390 are priced at Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3.04 lakh, respectively. More

  • New BMW G310 R and GS gets attractive EMI plans from Rs 4,500

    BMW India is getting ready to launch the updated G 310 R and G 310 GS with BS6 engine
    While BS6 mandates were dated for April 1, 2020, owing to Covid-19 pandemic related lockdown, BS6 launch plans for the period were revised. As such, as business operations have flourished, manufacturers have taken the opportunity to introduce BS6 compliant products that had been delayed.

    New BMW G 310 R and GS will soon be launched in India. Pre-bookings are now open. Ahead of launch, BMW India today announced attractive EMI offer for those who plan to buy the upcoming 310s. As per this, if you pre-book either of the two bikes, 310R or 310GS ahead of launch, you will be able to get the attractive EMI plan which starts from Rs 4,500.
    The EMI plan is curated under calculation for a loan under the BMW Bullet Plan. One can get a loan pre-approved before launch at a BMW Motorrad India dealership or online. Ex-showroom prices of the new motorcycles will be announced at launch. BMW India Financial Services has designed customized and flexible financial solutions. Pre-bookings were announced from the start of September 2020.

    BS6 G310
    New BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS bikes are now but obviously BS6 compliant. They feature a 313 cc, single-cyl, liquid-cooled engine. Output figures are expected to remain close to what was available previously, i.e., 34 PS/28 Nm. The 6-speed transmission unit is continued.
    At the time sales of the BS4 units were stopped, the bikes were available at a price of Rs 2.99 lakh, and Rs 3.49 lakh, respectively. A price revision is expected for the BS6 launch. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the BS6 prices will be lower than the BS4 prices.
    BS6 BMW G 310 R Teaser
    The bikes haven’t yet been spotted undisguised, teaser images point to noticeable inclusions. BMW is going with the colour orange on alloys and frame. A horizontal rear fender is KTM inspired. Test vehicles pointed to a gold coloured front suspension setup.
    With sharper design focus, changes will be seen in a newly designed headlamp unit with integrated LED DRLs, and renewed digital instrument console as well. The exhaust pipe has been worked upon.
    For BMW Motorrad, the 310 twins are its smallest displacement bikes. In India, they are the highest volume booster for the brand’s bike unit. The unavailability of BS6 units meant bike sales in recent months has been highly contracted. Once launched, these two bikes will rival the likes of KTM Duke 390 and KTM ADV 390. More

  • BMW G 310 R BS6 Facelift Teased – Gets KTM Duke 390 Like Colour Alloys

    The G 310 twins’ launch has been in the loop for a very long time now due to the ongoing crisis of Covid-19 pandemic across the country
    A few days ago we had reported that BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle wing, of the Bavarian auto giant has started accepting bookings of their upcoming G 310 twins, though unofficially. Now, we can confirm that the company will start accepting bookings of the duo from 1st Sep. Launch will take place later in Sep.

    The G 310 R and G 310 GS are the entry-level motorcycles from BMW and the only ones that are manufactured completely in India. While the BS6 versions were expected to hit the roads much earlier this year, the German company’s plan was withheld due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, now it seems that BMW is ready with the launch of these bikes which is expected around the corner.
    Design
    From the teaser image, quite a few things are noticeable. For starters, the predominance of orange colour in many functional parts of the bike like the alloys and the frame. Plus the extremely horizontal rear fender clearly shows it has taken some inspiration from the KTM counterparts.

    The bikes have been spotted testing on Indian as well as European roads on multiple occasions. The visual highlights in the teaser image were not visible earlier in the spied images. However, the front suspension is found to be coloured in gold.
    The updated G 310 twins will all carry a newly designed headlamp unit and an altered digital instrument console as well. The overall shape of the headlamp unit is similar but the cluster carries a new sportier design with integrated LED DRLs. The new bikes are visibly sharper and muscular than their mellowed BS4 predecessors. It also sports a reconfigured exhaust pipe. Though there are no official details of the spec around the bike, it is expected to be high on features.
    Powertrain

    As far as powertrain is concerned, both the G 310 twins are expected to be powered by a BS6 updated 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor which returned output of 34 PS of power and 28 Nm of peak torque in its BS4 form. This is the same unit that powers TVS Motor’s flagship product- the Apache RR310. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. For the uninitiated, the BMW G 310 Twins are manufactured locally at TVS Motor’s Hosur facility. The bike duo shares its powertrain as well as its platform with the Apache RR310.
    Expected Launch
    The updated G 310 twins are expected to be significantly cheaper than their BS4 counterparts. In their BS4 versions, G 310 R and G 310 GS were offered at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.99 lakh and Rs 3.49 lakh. The G 310 R is a naked streetfighter whereas the G 310 GS is an adventure tourer motorcycle. Upon launch, the former will compete with the likes of KTM 390 Duke. Whereas, the G 310 GS will take on the likes of KTM Adventure 390 and Royal Enfield Himalayan. We can expect the bikes to be out in the coming few weeks. More

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    2021 BMW G310 R, G310 GS spied testing for the first time

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    BS6 BMW G310 R, G310 GS prices to be cut by Rs 75k ?

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