Auto Expo 2018: BMW Motorrad is set to add a lot many motorcycles to its India product lineup, two of which have been very much awaited in the country. BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS will finally be introduced at the 2018 Auto Expo tomorrow. The Auto Expo 2018 will be held starting 9 February to 14 February at Greater Noida, UP. The two motorcycles in question will be the most affordable offering in the German manufacturer's portfolio. The engine for the BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS has been developed in collaboration with TVS Motor and is also the unit mounted on the TVS Apache 310 RR. While the BMW G310 R is a street naked motorcycle, the BMW G 310 GS is an adventure tourer. The R version of the two will be the cheapest ever BMW Motorrad motorcycle in the world.
BMW G 310 R
Due for a big unveil at the Auto Expo 2018, BMW G 310 R will weigh 158 kg and will be powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder engine with twin-overhead camshafts that produces 33.6 hp and 28 Nm of torque. A setup similar to the TVS Apache 310 RR, BMW G 310 R will come with a reversed-cylinder design, which creates scope for a longer swingarm while keeping the wheelbase short, which in turn assists in better maneuverability. BMW G 310 R is likely to go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year and is expected to be priced at about 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
BMW G 310 GS
BMW G 310 GS was first unveiled at the EICMA 2016 and is now ready for an introduction in India during the 2018 Auto Expo. Developed by BMW Motorrad and built at TVS' Hosur plant, the G 310 GS is the smallest in the GS family and is styled like its bigger versions. It is powered by a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, with four valves and a reversed DOHC cylinder head, that makes 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque. The transmission on the G 310 GS has been tweaked to better suit adventure-touring requirements. BMW G 310 GS is also expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2018 and will likely be priced slightly more than the G 310 R at about Rs 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom).
BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS
BMW F 750 GS, aka the Funduro, and F 850 GS first broke cover at the EICMA 2017. The 2018 versions of the two adventure-touring motorcycles have a sharper design, a bigger engine, and better technology. BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS will be mounted with a new 853cc parallel twin engine in place of the 798cc in their predecessors - F 700 GS and F 800 GS. The new 853cc parallel twin will come in different states of tune for both the motorcycles - 77 hp and 83 Nm of torque in the F 750 GS, and 85 hp and 92 Nm of torque in the F 850 GS. When launched in India, the two will compete against the Triumph Tiger 800 series and Ducati Multistrada 950. Once introduced at the Auto Expo 2018, expect the two, which will make it to India through the CBU route, to be priced around Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).