The transition to BS6 norms, which are a lot more stringent than the BS4 emission norms, rresulted in manufacturers discontinuing a lot of their outgoing products and updating some of them. While many manufacturers were vigilant to roll out their updated vehicles that comply with the new standards, some of them are still finding their way around it. BMW Motorrad India had a very vast portfolio on sale in India ranging from naked streetfighters, ADV-tourers, modern retro motorcycles, and not to forget, the fire breathing S1000RR. But now, they have only 6 models showcased on their official website hinting that they have started the process of discontinuing outgoing models and are soon going to give them the green treatment.
Which motorcycles are still available?
Their litre-class superbike and the crown jewel, the S1000RR has managed to make the cut and continues to be listed on their website. The touring range which included the humongous K1600 series has been taken off the shelves while the only motorcycle in the touring segment which is available now is the R 1250 RT. The K1600 series of motorcycles are the epitome of luxury and were developed keeping just one thing in mind: Mile-munching while keeping the rider cocooned in luxury.
The roadsters which are still available are the R 1250 R and the new kid on the block: the F 900 R. It translates to the fact that their most affordable motorcycle, the G 310 R is not available either. Moving to their heritage segment now, it previously had the iconic R Nine T series but now the only motorcycle which is listed is the yet to be launched R 18. The Adventure segment, however, has 3 motorcycles listed, namely: R 1250 GS Adventure, R 1250 GS and the F 900 XR. Their other middleweight ADV-tourers like the F 850 GS and the F 750 GS are no longer available.
There is no word regarding the launch of their BS6 motorcycles but the updated G 310 twins were spied testing sometime back. The most prominent upgrade being the departure from conventional halogen headlamps which made way for LED headlamps. The integration of LED headlamps in both G310R and G310GS will result in better illumination than the outgoing model. In the test mules, new LED headlamps are housed in a redesigned headlamp cluster which looks sharper than before. Another noteworthy change comes in the form of new LED blinkers. When it comes to the GS, the beak at the front is updated to look sharper and more aggressive. In the R, which is the roadster twin of the ADV GS, side panels are now broken down into three distinct sections.
In the process of making the twins comply with the BS6 emission norms, we can expect minor tweaks to the engine as well. In the BS4 trim, the G310 twins derived power from a 313cc, single-cylinder engine which churned out respective power and torque outputs of 34hp and 28Nm.