BMW entered the affordable performance motorcycle segment with the G310 twins by developing the 310 platform with TVS. Meanwhile, where TVS Apache RR 310 received a thorough upgrade and became BS6 compliant, the BMW G310 twins are still due for the green treatment. In the latest turn of events, folks over at Rideapart have managed to spot the test mules of the updated G310 twins which have undergone some noticeable changes.
One good look at the images will reveal that the most prominent upgrade being the departure from conventional halogen headlamps which have made way for LED headlamps. The integration of LED headlamps in both G310R and G310GS will result in better illumination than the outgoing model. 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.
There is no word regarding the changes to the engine but 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 derive power from a 313cc, single-cylinder engine which churns out respective power and torque outputs of 34hp and 28Nm. TVS Apache RR 310 received some mechanical upgrades and gained riding modes and ride-by-wire. We can expect BMW Motorrad to throw in some extra goodies too with the updated G310 twins.
BMW recently backed out of two major international motorcycle shows so chances are that they will unveil the updated G310R and G310GS in separate launch events which might happen virtually if the lockdown continues. They are expected to see the light of the day by the end of this year or during the initial months of 2021. Expect a considerable price hike over the outgoing model with the new updates on offer.