BMW G310 R is available in India at a price of Rs 2.99 lakh ex-showroom, besides this fact, most of us already knew exactly how the BMW G310 R is like. Almost every other publication in Britain, USA and Canada already gave us their analysis of the bike, almost a year ago. We were only not aware of the price at which the bike will actually go on sale. I am talking about this because the anticipated celebration of the launch of the bike is not as expected. It is rather being greeted with skepticism and biased critical evaluation.
We were all waiting for a long time for the BMW G310 GS to get launched so we could finally compare it with the Kawasaki Versys X 300, for mainly 2 reasons. First, the Versys is a perfect platform that blends off-road and on-road performance and two, just like the BMW 310 GS, it suffers from limited service stations and outlets. So let’s begin:
Both bikes, as of today, represents the pinnacle of Indian build quality because of all the international praise, they have gathered over the years. With its official price release, it is much more clear now that the main opponent of BMW G310 R is KTM Duke 390.
We have compared the advantages of several bikes for quite a long time but after owning one, it’s the cons which people usually care about. So today we are going to compare two entry-level Adventure tourers, Royal Enfield Himalayan FI and BMW G310 GS, to see what their cons are.
Our market has changed a lot since the G310 R was first announced. At the top of the naked 300 cc spectrum, we have Duke 390, which is the most powerful bike in its segment. Period. Then we have Bajaj Dominar 400, which strikes the balance between power and economy. So how and most importantly where will the BMW manage to establish itself in the entry-level segment. Let’s take a look.
This motorcycle has been floating around the Internet for a very long time, it has been creating a lot of expectations from the enthusiasts who are longing for it to be launched. Yes, it's the TVS Akula 310. Initially, TVS showcased the prototype of the motorcycle at the Delhi Auto Expo and promised to make the production model almost similar to the prototype. The prototype motorcycle was made fully out of carbon fiber and looked very stunning and promising.
TVS- BMW has done an extremely sensible thing in the motorcycle market in India by introducing the baby GS, also known as BMW G310 GS. As per me, this is probably the most sensible thing a motorcycle manufacturer has done after KTM launched the Duke 390 in 2013. Speaking of the looks first, it looks like a typical baby GS, very similar to the BMW F 800 GS. If you look at it aesthetically, it looks ugly as hell.
The recent sightings of the BMW G 310 R tourer version has already caught a ton of attention, especially in India. The adventure touring market has been left wide open as riders eagerly wait for manufacturers to launch motorcycles that they could tour on through different kinds of conditions and terrains, with different kinds of luggage.
BMW Motorrad has globally unveiled its first sub 500cc motorcycle- the “G 310 R” is designed and developed exclusively by the home team of Bavarian Motor Works at their Germany based facility. The new G 301R has taken the design cues from their elder sibling- S1000R. BMW has taken the crucial decision of coming into the sub 500cc motor class by undergoing joint venture with TVS Motors India.
Shaft drives are something that you don’t really see that often in bikes today, but back in the day, it was a huge deal. There was a very good reason for it though. Shaft drives are something that is good to have on your bikes, period. Yes, today there are chain and belt drives available, but still there is something about shaft drives that make them so much special.