Wait for the BMW G 310 R in India grows longer

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Developed in Munich and made in India by TVS, the BMW G 310 R was rumored to be launched in India next month. However, BMW Motorrad is instead bringing its bigger guns to India in the form of the K-1600, R-1200, R-NineT and the S 1000. All these machines will be priced competitively, as the company wants to slug it out with rivals like Triumph, Ducati and Kawasaki to grab a piece of the growing premium motorcycle demand in India. None of their products below the liter-class range will be launched in the country for now, perhaps due to the hassles of homologation.

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According to a report on BikeIndia, their smallest and perhaps the most anticipated motorcycle, the BMW G 310 R’s launch has been postponed to Q4 2017. The manufacturer hasn’t clarified the delay. However, there are rumors about the company being unable to decide the bike’s pricing, which if priced too low, could go out of line with BMW’s brand image, and if priced too high, will not find any takers, as the bike’s immediate competition retails at a very juicy price. The bike though was recently spotted in India without any camouflage and was said to be in its final stages of testing.

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The upcoming G 310 R will draw power from a 313cc fuel injected, liquid cooled engine that produces 33.5 bhp at 9500 rpm while peak torque of 28 Nm is rated at 7500 rpm. This motor comes mated to a six speed transmission. Top speed is rated 145 kph and a few notable features of the street-fighter include USD front forks, a multi-function instrument cluster and ABS.

 

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