With the introduction of the 2020 TVSApache RR 310, it was evident that the BMWG 310 R would receive changes too. And with the bike being spotted testing in India, BMW is expected to launch the new G 310 R in the country soon. While details are scarce as of now, here is what we know about the upcoming motorcycle so far .
Subtle styling changes
The new BMW G 310 R continues with the R 1250 R-inspired, streetfighter design and looks unchanged from afar on the test mule. However, a closer look reveals that the motorcycle sports a brawnier-looking fuel tank, sharper radiator shrouds, and a redesigned tail section. The crankcase on the test mule was also blacked-out unlike the aluminum case on the BS4 model. BMW is also likely to offer a colour option that features a red trellis frame.
While the styling changes are subtle, the most prominent upgrade on the new G 310 R is the full-LED headlamp. The headlamp cowl design has also been revised and is now more angular. Moreover, the conventional bulbs for the turn indicators have made way for LED units similar to the ones on the TVS Apache RR 310 and the switchgear is also new. Nevertheless, as spy shots reveal, the BMW G310 R will not be equipped with rider modes like the TVS and retain the LCD instrument cluster like the outgoing model.
Unchanged cycle parts
The 2020 BMW G 310 R will continue with the same suspension and braking hardware are the previous model. It will come with inverted forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear while braking is done by disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS. And while the Apache RR 310 benefits from grippier Michelin Road 5 tyres in its 2020 update, the BMW G 310 R will retain the Michelin Pilot Sport rubber.
The 312cc, single-cylinder, four-valve engine was already fuel-injected but the BS6 update will result in a few changes to the internals of the motor. While the power figures are currently unknown, it is likely to be slightly different from the BS4 model which produced 33bhp at 9500rpm and 28Nm at 7500rpm.
The 2020 BMW G 310 R would demand a premium over the previous model which was priced at Rs 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom). However, considering that the motorcycle was already an expensive proposition as compared to its rivals, the premium is likely to be marginal to boost sales.
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