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BMW G 310 RR launched at Rs 2.85 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

BMW’s newest sportbike is basically a rebadged model of the TVS Apache RR310, with a couple of key variations.

A couple of month because it was first teased, BMW has launched its newest sportbike, the G 310 RR. Its Normal model is priced at Rs 2.85 lakh, whereas the ‘Type Sport’ variant will value you Rs 2.99 lakh. The one variations between the 2 variations are color schemes – you get the white, purple and blue BMW colors when you shell out extra, and a black bike when you don’t.

  • Will get completely different color schemes and graphics to Apache RR310
  • Michelin Pilot Avenue tyres, not like Michelin Highway 5s on the TVS
  • Similar engine, body and suspension

This bike is basically a rebadged model of the TVS Apache RR310, however with some key variations. For reference, costs for the TVS begin at Rs 2.65 lakh, however the bike is obtainable with plenty of non-obligatory extras that may push the worth as much as Rs 2.87 lakh.

The largest variations to the TVS lie within the paint and color choices provided on the BMW, in addition to the graphics on the TFT show. Whereas the display screen {hardware} appears to be externally the identical, it is fairly stunning that the BMW would not function Bluetooth connectivity, particularly contemplating its worth level.

The one distinction that will likely be felt most on the transfer is the tyres – the BMW comes with Michelin Pilot Avenue tyres, which, in our expertise, aren’t as good as the wonderful Michelin Highway 5 rubber provided on the Apache RR310. The Beemer additionally sports activities typical brake rotors in distinction to the petal-type discs on the TVS.

The record of similarities between the 2 bikes is for much longer, with the G 310 RR getting the identical engine, body, suspension and braking {hardware} because the TVS Apache RR310. The truth is, it additionally will get the identical 4 driving modes that you simply get on the Apache – Observe, Sport, City and Rain. Every will get its personal distinctive ABS calibration, and the City and Rain modes supply decrease engine output.

The engine produces the identical 34hp and 27Nm that it does within the TVS, and it has to hold across the similar 174kg. The trellis body can also be shared between the 2 bikes, as is the USD fork/monoshock suspension set-up. Sadly, BMW isn’t providing the choice of adjustable suspension as you get on the Apache, and the one factor you possibly can tweak on the G 310 RR is rear preload.

All issues thought of, the G 310 RR’s greatest asset is the badge it wears on its fairing. If that model worth is vital to you, you’ll must be keen to pay Rs 20,000 greater than the equal Apache. For the pondering purchaser, although, the TVS Apache RR310 may be had with adjustable suspension and higher performing tyres, for equal or much less cash.

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