BMW G 310 R Adventure Tourer spied; to give the RE Himalayan sleepless nights

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Much to the Royal Enfield’s dismay, it seems like BMW Motorrad has finished work on the adventure tourer based on the G 310 R. A bunch of them were spotted testing in Italy by Motociclismo, each one not wearing an iota of camouflage.

Also read – Rumour Mill : BMW G 310 R may get an adventure tourer sibling

Visually, the G 310 R adventure tourer packs a punch. It is easily identifiable as a G 310 R derivative, given the familiar headlamp headlamp design and the styling of the wheels. However, the visual similarities end there. Those wheels might look similar, but are said to be measure 19 inches up front and 17 inches at the back (unconfirmed). Aesthetically, there’s a close resemblance with the R 1200 GS, while the single headlight is topped by a small Plexiglas windscreen.

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Other highlights include high-set fenders, ample ground clearance, dual purpose tires, golden hued USD front forks with more travel than the G 310 R’s, a luggage rack, provision for panniers and switchable ABS for the disc brakes. Presumably the rest is unchanged from the G 310 R, while the familiar trellis frame will cradle the  a 313cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, single-cylinder engine that develops 34 hp and 28Nm in the roadster.

Also see – Video: Watch and hear the BMW G 310 R as it rides alongside its rivals

The adventure tourer derivative is expected to ride in with a slightly different engine tune, and altered gear ratios to suit its wanderer character. The BMW G 310 R adventure tourer is anticipated to make its global premiere at either the EICMA 2016 in Milan in November 2016, or at the INTERMOT in Cologne in October 2016. Sometime in 2017, it’ll be manufactured by TVS in India at their Hosur facilities to cater to the local market, while being exported to neighbouring countries as well.

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Upon launch in India sometime next year, the BMW G 310 R adventure tourer will rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the upcoming KTM adventure tourer. As for the prices, it is expected to retail for around to INR 2.5-3 lakh (ex-showroom) even though it’ll be locally manufactured, which is significantly more than the Himalayan. But discerning buyers will know where their money is going.

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Source: Motociclismo

 

 

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