A lot of enthusiasts were aware of the BMW G 310 R the moment it hit the bulletin. It’s one of the first models to come out of the BMW Motorrad group in partnership with TVS. The plan was to make sub-500cc bikes at TVS’s plant in Hosur, meaning these bikes would also be exported to other parts of the world. There was also a prolonged delay in these made-in-India motorcycles making it to our market – the reason being, BMW wasn’t ready with a proper dealer network. However, the bike was finally introduced in 2018 and came with a premium price tag.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 313cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 33bhp and 28Nm of torque. The motor is water-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The BMW G 310 R is BSVI-compliant.
The G 310 R looks very compact, tidy and stylish. It’s one of those bikes that’s sure to get the attention of an enthusiast. Starting from the front, the halogen headlamp has a ‘V’ shape to it. The straight handlebar is a clear hint at a street bike. The tank looks muscular, and it sports the HP color theme. The side fairing looks quite sharp, and the large exhaust that sweeps upwards looks smart too. The tail section is sleek; so are the grab handles for the pillion. The small taillight looks cool, and it gets clear lens indicators. It gets an all-digital instrument cluster that features the date, engine temperature, twin trip meters, range, and average fuel consumption. The switchgear is similar to what you see on the TVS Apache RR 310. In terms of dimensions, the G 310 R is 2005mm length, 820mm width, and 1080mm height. The bike has a strong mid-range, and reaches 100kph rather quickly, thanks to its lightweight. The gearbox functions efficiently, and the clutch is very light. Vibrations can be felt, but only at higher speeds. The bike is a sprightly performer. At 158.5kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 180mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1380mm and a seat height of 785mm.
The BMW G 310 R has a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 29kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
The ergonomics of the G 310 R do not leave us complaining. The seating position is upright and the footpegs are set towards the rear and you sit pretty low on the bike. The rider and the pillion are seated comfortably on the single-piece seat, thanks to the cushioning. Even the grab-handle feels nice to hold on to. The handling of the G 310 R is very impressive, and it feels flickable. The tyres also provide ample grip. The suspension has been set up on the stiff side, but it really isn’t unbearably stiff. Thanks to ABS, the braking feedback leaves no room for complaints. And it stays glued to the tarmac through corners. At the front, the bike rides on upside-down forks, while the rear gets a mono-shock-absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around an aluminum swingarm trellis frame. The G 310 R runs on 110/70 R17 tyres at the front and 150/60 R17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like a 6-speed gearbox, ABS, adjustable rear suspension spring preload, LED taillight, smoked grey turn signal lenses, tool kit, and upside-down forks.
The BMW G 310 R is available in three shades like Cosmic Black, Style HP (Pearl White Metallic), and Racing Red. Style HP (Pearl White Metallic) is certainly a color that is bound to be a favorite among young riders.
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Prices and Variants
The BMW G 310 R is available in one variant: G 310 R Standard for ₹ 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autox.
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