If you are one of those who've been waiting for the BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS, your wait it about to get over, finally! BMW Motorrad will officially open bookings for both motorcycles on June 8, for Rs 50,000. Bookings will be accepted by all BMW Motorrad dealers across the country — currently Motorrad has presence in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, New Delhi, Kochi, Chennai and Bengaluru.
There is no word on pricing yet officially, though we hear the BMW G 310 R is expected to retail above Rs 3 lakh ex-showroom, while the G 310 GS will retail at well over Rs 3.5 lakh.
It should be interesting to see what the actual pricing will be, especially since these are the smallest motorcycles BMW Motorrad has ever made, and both are the most highly anticipated motorcycles this year. Just to remind you, both bikes are manufactured at TVS Motor's Hosur plant near Bengaluru and are being exported to international markets.
That said, it is also worthwhile to remind you that the G 310 R and G 310 GS both share their 313cc, reverse-inclined, single-cylinder engine with the TVS Apache RR 310, which also offers 34PS and 28Nm, just like the BMWs.
We have ridden the Apache RR 310 extensively on road and track and experiencing the same powertrain with the BMW roundel on the fuel tank should certainly be interesting. The G 310 R and G 310 GS were both on display at the 2018 Auto Expo earlier this year and needless to say, garnered a huge response all around. Stay tuned to OVERDRIVE for further updates on the pricing.