Auto Expo 2018: BMW G310R, G 310 GS launch confirmed for H2 2018: Reasons behind this delay

Auto Expo 2018 is currently running in full swing and BMW Motorrad has launched its two motorcycles. Sadly, none of the said two was the G310R or the G 310 GS. Here's why the two 313cc bikes are taking so long to arrive on Indian soil.

By: | Updated: February 10, 2018 9:40 PM
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Auto Expo 2018 saw BMW  Group India showcasing multiple products and that included two-wheelers as well. The company had launched its two new adventure bikes at the motor show that go by the name BMW F 750 GS and BMW F 850 GS. However, the motorcycles for which the audience was waiting for were the BMW G310R roadster and its adventure version, better known as G 310 GS adventure. the two motorcycles have been awaited in India for years now and the latest announcement by BMW Motorrad at Auto Expo 2018 says that these bikes will be launched in the country in the second half of this year. Previously, the company had revealed the timeline of the BMW G310R as well but the launch of the motorcycle got postponed further. The BMW G310R and BMW G 310 GS share the same 313cc, single cylinder engine. The liquid-cooled mill is good for producing a maximum power output of 34 hp along with a peak torque of 28 Nm.

BMW Motorrad showcased the G310R at the previous edition of Auto Expo as well and that was just was showcase, just like this time. The rumours of the launch of the BMW G310R have been floating for over two years now and arrival of the motorcycle is getting delayed due to a mix of reasons. One of the most prominent ones being, BMW Motorrad is currently busy setting up dealership network and hence, it wants to keep everything sorted before it launches its two most affordable motorcycles in India. For this reason and to not make the fans disappointed, the company displayed the BMW G310R and BMW G 310 GS at Auto Expo 2018.

While the new BMW G310R is expected to be launched in India at a price of close to Rs 2.3 lakh, the G 310 GS may set you back by close to Rs 2.6 lakh (ex-showroom). The G310R will have to face tough rivalry from the feature loaded KTM 390 Duke. Only if the company manages to keep the pricing well, then it can make the customers happy. For more updates on Auto Expo 2018, stay tuned with us!

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