• BMW Motorrad India has launched the G 310 RR

Coming in two variants, prices start at Rs 2.85 lakh

BMW Motorrad India launched the much-awaited G 310 RR in two variants. Prices start from Rs 2.85 lakh. The G 310 RR is the fully faired cousin of the naked G 310 R that has been on the market for some time now. Styling and design have drawn inspiration from the class-leading BMW S 1000 RR. 

The G 310 RR shares a lot of elements with its Indian collaborative partner, the TVS Apache 310 RR. The pricing of both variants is mentioned below. 

BMW G 310 RR Standard: Rs 2.85 lakh

BMW G 310 RR Style Sport: Rs 2.99 lakh

Although having the same mechanicals, the only difference between the two variants is the body graphics scheme. 

Modern tech kit includes ride by wire, anti-hopping clutch, 4 ride modes and more functions which can be toggled from the switchgear controls and a very informative TFT display. The front end shows off a tall aerodynamic windscreen and from there, embarks an aggressive brow line. It carries a twin LED projector headlight set up and moving down, the unsprung mass is held in place by a 41mm upside-down fork painted in gold. Race-styled 5-spoke 17-inch rims come shod with 110 and 150-section rubbers at the front and rear. The fairing and the sculpted 12-litre tank look streamlined, hinting at a good time with computational fluid dynamics allowing the bike to have a mean-looking, race-focused persona just like the Apache. 

The silhouette has an aggressive take as well, with the reverse mounted engine, the clever construction of body panels allows for superior heat management, benefitting both rider and the motorcycle. Moving towards the rear, the G 310 RR makes use of an aluminium swingarm which has an upmarket feel.  

Powered by a water-cooled, single cylinder, dual overhead cam engine which displaces at 313cc, the peak power of 34PS comes at 9,700rpm and a max torque of 27Nm comes at 7,700rpm and the engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with race-tuned slipper clutch on board. An intelligent feature of this motorcycle is that with the Rain and Urban riding modes power gets restricted to an extent for safety reasons. 

Weighing 174 kilos (kerb), the BMW G 310 RR is a sporty machine with a top speed of 160kmph to bring the momentum to rest, assisted by BMW Motorrad ABS the braking duties are performed by Bybre, a radially mounted 4-pot fixed calliper over 300mm disc at the front and a single pot floating calliper over a 240mm disc at the rear.  

The BMW G 310 RR will go against the likes of the KTM RC 390 and the Apache RR 310 which cost a slightly lower premium but remain mechanically the same.

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