The BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company alliance will roll out its premium bike in the second half of this year, according to the German auto maker.
“The market launch of the G 310 R in the second half of 2016 will be an initial step in this direction,” according to BMW Group’s Annual Report 2015. The motorcycle is designed to appeal to new markets and a younger target group and will be produced in cooperation with TVS Motor.
G 310R is the first motorcycle out of the alliance and has already been showcased in many global auto shows.
“The motorcycle will deliver a combination of great dynamics and comfort whether in town or out cruising on country roads,” it added. This innovative machine signals BMW Motorrad’s entry into the under-500 cc segment as part of the strategic realignment of the motorcycles segment, which is aiming for further growth and increasing internationalisation.
In 2013, TVS Motor and BMW announced their collaboration and investment plans to develop and manufacture a new series of super bikes that will cater to the sub-500cc segment.
While the new bike roll out will mark BMW Motorrad’s entry into a new segment, the upcoming models of the alliance are expected to help TVS Motor expand its presence in the premium motorcycle space, where it currently sells Apache (160cc and 200cc) series.
While the mass motorcycle segment has been under stress, the above-250 cc segment has been registering strong growth.
During the 11-month period of this fiscal, the total sales of above 250-cc bikes grew by 52 per cent at 463,546 units, compared to 304,976 units in the same period of the previous fiscal.
BMW Motorrad to officially enter India in October 2016 Stefan Schaller, the president and CEO of BMW Motorrad said this at the ongoing 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. BMW Motorrad to announce plans of setting up its dealerships in the top metro cities initially in October when their first Indian-made motorcycle, the BMW G 310 R, goes on sale. These dealerships can be expected to sell their CBU products as well.
The Wait is Over: Pre-bookings to open for BMW Motorrad G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS.
The two most awaited motorcycles of 2018 get ready to dominate the streets.
The BMW G 310 R: Premium roadster with an all-rounder personality.
The BMW G 310 GS: Adventure and agility on any terrain.
Gurgaon. BMW Motorrad India will open pre-bookings for the most-awaited motorcycles in India – the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS – from 8 June 2018 onwards.
Customers will be able to pre-book the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS motorcycles ahead of the official launch for an amount of INR 50,000. Pre-booking can be done at any authorised BMW Motorrad dealership across the country. Deliveries will be done on a first come first serve basis as per orders.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW Motorrad has a legacy of designing motorcycles that bring together unparalleled riding pleasure, pure performance and assured quality in a unique combination. When BMW Motorrad announced its foray into the sub-500 cc premium segment, it created a stir in the motorcycle industry. With the much-awaited BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS, BMW Motorrad will not only enter but redefine this segment in India. These two motorcycles are built for the Indian roads and offer a true BMW at competitive costs. The wait is now finally over as we open up pre-bookings for our customers ahead of the launch. We are confident that like elsewhere in the world, the BMW G 310 R and the BMW G 310 GS will create a successful chapter in the India story as well.”
Newly conceived from scratch, the BMW G 310 R represents everything BMW Motorrad stands for: innovation, quality and powerful product substance. Designed specifically for the world market, it takes the typical BMW premium aspiration to the segment under 500 cc. The BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster and offers dynamic performance and comfort, both in town and out in the country.
The BMW G 310 GS takes this excitement a step further into the typical GS territory that stands for robust adventures on two wheels. The BMW G 310 GS is a genuine GS: a highly contemporary product with a level of versatility that is currently unrivalled in the segment. Nimble and agile in traffic, yet supremely robust over tough terrain, its agility opens up a whole new world of riding experience.
The BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS will be sold and serviced through the premium dealer network of BMW Motorrad that is present across important centres in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Kochi. BMW Motorrad’s upcoming dealerships in Chandigarh and Kolkata will start accepting bookings of the motorcycles post launch.
To enable customers to own BMW Motorrad motorcyles of their choice, BMW Financial Services India will offer customized and flexible financial solutions. Customers can also get their loans pre-approved before delivery takes place.
The all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS launched in India.
BMW G 310 R: Challenge the city with a dynamic all-rounder roadster, ready to take on the streets with a sporty spirit.
BMW G 310 GS: Plan everyday adventures with the true GS promise uniting urban commute with suburban fun.
First in its segment: Standard warranty for three years and unlimited kilometres.
Delhi NCR. BMW Motorrad India launched the all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS in India today. The two most-awaited motorcycles of the year are now available for test drives and are on sale throughout the BMW Motorrad dealer network.
Newly conceived from scratch, the all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS represent everything BMW Motorrad stands for and mark its foray into the sub-500 cc segment in India.
Mr. Dimitris Raptis, Head of Region Asia, China, Pacific, South Africa, BMW Motorrad said, “BMW Motorrad has a legacy of creating motorcycles with a unique appeal, some of which have created a proud history in the world of two-wheelers. Whether it is the performance, quality or handling, BMW Motorrad captures the pulse of true motorcyclists. Bringing the brand’s formidable experience and premium aspirations to the sub-500 cc segment, the all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS have opened up another important chapter in BMW Motorrad’s history and will lay a strong foundation for future growth.”
The all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS have been developed in Munich, Germany by BMW Motorrad and will be produced in Hosur, India by cooperation partner TVS Motor Company.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW Motorrad has brought the world’s finest premium motorcycles to India and created a distinct place for itself among motorcycling enthusiasts within a short span of time. The all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS will captivate the fast growing sub-500 cc segment and bring new customer groups to the world of BMW Motorrad. The all-new BMW G 310 R is the perfect urban roadster for those who want to make pure motorcycling a part of everyday lives, whether it’s on an empty road or on the way to work. For those looking for an extra streak of adventure and fun, the all-new BMW G 310 GS is the answer. Both the offerings are set to redefine their segment as they are ideal for young people, novices, returning riders and many other motorcyclists.”
The ex-showroom prices are as follows -
The all-new BMW G 310 R - INR 2,99,000
The all-new BMW G 310 GS - INR 3,49,000
*Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made on ex-showroom. Ex-showroom price is inclusive of GST @28% as applicable but excludes Road Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax/cess levies and insurance. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, please contact your local Authorized BMW Motorrad Dealer.
The all-new BMW G 310 R has been launched in the following metallic colours - Style HP, Cosmic Black and Racing Red. The all-new BMW G 310 GS has been launched in the following metallic colours – Pearl White Metallic, Cosmic Black and Racing Red. (For Style HP and Pearl White Metallic add INR 10,000 to ex-showroom price)
The all-new BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster. It offers precisely what is needed for performance and comfort. It masters a range of disciplines; it’s just as happy winding its way nimbly and flexibly through the narrow city streets as it is travelling along country roads. The powerfully expressive design of the all-new BMW G 310 R instantly reveals its agile, dynamic character while making an unmistakable visual kinship with athletic family members such as the BMW S 1000 R. The striking headlamp, muscular fuel tank, attractive trim elements and characteristic roadster proportions of the front and rear give it a mature presence on the road. Compact proportions and a short wheelbase promise fast changes of direction, while the high rear conveys a lightness suggestive of the bike's sporty genes. High-end details such as the standard upside-down fork, quality materials, supplementary fittings and excellent workmanship all reflect the finest within the segment, clearly underscoring the premium aspiration of the all-new BMW G 310 R.
The all-new BMW G 310 GS can be identified as a genuine GS at first sight; a highly contemporary product with a level of versatility that is currently unrivalled in the segment. Nimble and agile in traffic, yet supremely robust over tough terrain, its agility opens up a whole new world of riding experience. Extremely compact, yet mature and comfortable, it is the perfect companion for adventures of everyday riding. With its high front fender, striking flyline, protective windscreen, and short but high rear, it features classic elements from the larger GS sibling models. The characteristic beak runs as a band of colour emerging from the headlamp mask across the fuel tank to the side trim. The high-quality luggage bridge comes as standard in the BMW G 310 GS, combining a striking shape with functional effectiveness.
The all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS are powered by a completely newly developed 313 cc water-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection. With an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm, the engine is an ideal partner for dynamic riding pleasure. A remarkable feature of the engine is its backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder head turned by 180 degrees, making it possible to position the intake tract at the front, viewed in the direction of travel. The motorcycles accelerate from 0 – 50 km/hr in just 2.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 143 km/hr.
The newly engineered 6-speed gearbox transfers the torque with an optimised transmission ratio. With a spontaneous throttle response, lively pulling power, full-blooded engine characteristics and a high maximum engine speed, both motorcycles deliver dynamic riding performance.
In terms of suspension, the all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS have a torsionally stiff, highly robust tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolt-on rear frame. The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly. The suspension geometry is designed for easy handling, stability and a neutral cornering response, which makes for an active riding character and maximum riding fun.
Both motorcycles feature a high-performance brake system with 2-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for efficient deceleration and short braking distances. The standard multi-function instrument cluster has a large liquid crystal display that offers excellent clarity and a wide range of information.
The all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS will be sold and serviced through the premium dealer network of BMW Motorrad that is present across important centres in India including Delhi (Lutyens Motorrad), Mumbai (Navnit Motors), Pune (Bavaria Motors), Chennai (KUN Motorrad), Bengaluru (Tusker Motorrad), Ahmedabad (Navnit Motors) and Kochi (EVM Autokraft). BMW Motorrad’s upcoming dealerships in Chandigarh and Kolkata will also start accepting bookings of the motorcycles.
For complete peace of mind and to ensure that the journey of pure motorcycling continues uninterrupted at all times, the all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS come with standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometres’, with an option to extend warranty to fourth and fifth year.
The all-new BMW G 310 R and the all-new BMW G 310 GS are now available on attractive finance schemes through BMW Financial Services India with all-inclusive monthly instalments starting at INR 6,999 and INR 7,999 respectively. This also includes Road Side Assistance, a 24x7 365 day package that ensures prompt services in case of breakdown and towing situations. Express loans approvals within two hours will further ensure that customers begin the ride without any wait.
To welcome bike enthusiasts into the BMW Motorrad world, BMW India Financial Services has designed customized and flexible financial solutions. The new BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS can now be pre-booked at an irresistible offer. Customers will be able to own their new dream bikes at EMIs starting at just INR 4,500. (*Calculation for a loan under the BMW Bullet Plan). Customers can get their loans pre-approved before the launch at an attractive interest rate. Pre-launch bookings are open at all BMW Motorrad India dealerships as well as the official website www.bmw-motorrad.in. Ex-showroom prices of the new motorcycles will be announced at the launch.