BMW Motorrad has unveiled the much awaited prices of their sub-500cc streetfighter- The G 310 R for the UK market. Pricing for subsequent markets will be revealed soon and the bike is expected to launched in India by October this year.
The G310R is the smallest and most affordable BMW and is developed in partnership with India’s TVS motor company. Though development took place in Germany the bike is going to be produced in India.
Such a huge move from BMW and their strategic association with TVS is most definitely not for a one-off product.
BMW Motorrad’s UK director Phil Horton had earlier revealed in an interview that they are working on couple of new products, and an adventure derivative of the G310R is expected by 2017. The new product could possibly be called the BMW G310GS(of F310GS, dual sport, adventure) after bigger siblings like the F 700 GS or the R 1200 GS. The German manufacturer could also develop a sport derivative- BMW G310RR (sport).
In his own words:
New models aside, the line-up isn’t as comprehensive as it needs to be. But there are plenty more bikes to come, including, hopefully in 2017, a G 310 R GS-style derivative. That’s quite an interesting proposition in itself.”
Let’s start with the BMW G310GS. Like the 310R this bike is also expected to share many design features with bigger GS motorcycles. It remains to be seen if atleast some of the impressive tech will be brought forward.
The BMW G310RR (as we like to call it) will be a fully faired sports version of the bike (Though BMW hasn’t confirmed any immediate plans). It should be different from the TVS Akula 310r– a concept that their partner showcased at the Auto Expo , Delhi. The Akula was heavily tied to TVS’s racing heritage and is expected to be unveiled/launched at about the same time the G310r comes out. So we might see a baby S1000rr in the future.
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