BMW Motorrad has confirmed that it will commence the pre-bookings for the G 310 R and the G 310 GS on 1 September 2020. While the pre-bookings date has been announced, the launch details are still under wrap. The updated G 310 R will rival the KTM 390 Duke in the Indian market. Here we tell you what to expect from the BMW G 310 R BS6.
The upcoming BMW G 310 R BS6 retains the muscular silhouette of the BS4 model. There are, however, a few tweaks to the latest iteration of the motorcycle. The BS6 version packs full-LED lighting instead of the halogen bulb and conventional blinkers on the old model. The G 310 R BS6 also gets an angular headlight cowl, brawnier-looking fuel tank, sharper radiator shrouds and a redesigned tail section. We may also see an updated colour palette on the BS6-compliant G 310 R. Spy shots have revealed that the BMW G310 R will retain the LCD instrument cluster from the outgoing model.
The BS6-compliant model will retain the 312cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve engine although we may see a few changes to power and torque output numbers. The BS4 model, for reference, produced 33bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7,500rpm.
The BMW G 310 R BS6 will retain the suspension and braking setup from the old model. Thus, the suspension duties will be performed by upside-down front forks and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the back. Anchoring tasks will be performed by disc brakes on both wheels while the safety net will include dual-channel ABS.
BMW should target to introduce the G 310 R BS6 at an aggressive price tag. The BS4 model, for reference, was priced at Rs 2.99 lakh. In comparison, the KTM 390 Duke, which packs more features, retails at Rs 2.55 lakh.
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi