BMW G 310 RR launched at Rs 2.85 lakh
After months of speculations and teasers, the cat’s finally out of the bag. BMW Motorrad India has taken the wraps off of the much-awaited G 310 RR, making it the most affordable supersport machine in the Bavarian manufacturer’s portfolio. The BMW G 310 RR is based on the TVS Apache RR 310 and is almost identical in all senses. Prices for the Bavarian supersport start at Rs 2.85 lakh, making it Rs 20,000 more expensive than TVS’s tried and tested offering.
BMW G 310 RR design
In terms of design, what will immediately strike you is the new BMW Motorrad racing colour scheme. The primary colour of the bike is white and it is accented by BMW blue and red which remind you of the colours and design found on the original gen-1 S 1000 RR. All the other design elements of the bike remain identical to the RR 310. Meaning, you have the same sharp front-end with the dual bi-LED headlights. The windscreen, bodywork, seat setup, rear-end have been carried over as is. The instrument cluster has a new user-interface with bespoke BMW branding. The G 310 RR gets two paint schemes on offer — the BMW tri-tone livery which is available on the Sport variant, and a Black Storm Metallic on the Style Sport variant.
BMW G 310 RR engine
Powering the G 310 RR, is the same 312.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, reverse-inclined engine as found on the BMW G 310 R, GS and the TVS Apache RR 310. The engine is good for 33.5bhp at 9700rpm and 27.3Nm of torque at 7700rpm. Like the Apache RR 310, this bike also gets ride modes with altered power outputs and ABS maps courtesey of a ride-by-wire system. Considering it is the same engine, you also continue to get the same six-speed gearbox mated to a slip and assist clutch. There are four riding modes on offer — Track, Urban, Rain, and Sport.
BMW G 310 RR chassis
The BMW G 310 RR is underpinned by a split trellis frame that hangs off of 41mm adjustable USDs on the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Unlike the Apache RR 310, the G 310 RR does not receive the BTO kit. Braking duties are taken care of by a 300mm petal disc up front and a 240mm petal disc at the rear and the callipers are sourced by Bybre. The wheel setup is the same as well with 17-inch wheels shod on Michelin Road 5 tyres.
BMW G 310 RR Price and Rivals
The BMW G 310 RR is being offered in two different variants — the Standard is priced at Rs 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom), and the Style Sport which can be had for Rs 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom). With this, the BMW G 310 RR sits in the middle of its segment, being more affordable than the KTM RC 390 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300, while costing Rs 20,000 more than the TVS Apache RR 310. The G 310 RR also costs Rs 15,000 more than its naked sibling, the G 310. Follow our social media handles and let us know what you think of the BMW G 310 RR!