BMW has decided to make India a hub for its smallest bike, the G310R, which will be manufactured with the TVS group.

BMW G310R Specifications
The BMW G310R is the first bike under 500cc from BMW Motorrad

BMW has decided to manufacture its current smallest capacity engine motorcycle, the G310R, in partnership with TVS group in India. The 313cc motorcycle will also be exported to the BMW’s home market and countries around the globe such as the US and across Europe. This is perhaps the first time that the company will have a bike under 500cc. The BMW G310R will be sold under the famed Motorrad brand which makes it a determined project for the company.

The German company’s decision to produce it in India reflects the motorcycle as a large-scale production bike. Currently, the firm is in talks with retailers and distributors in India and the bike is expected to hit the market early 2017. The prices have not been revealed yet however, being a small capacity bike the price may range between Rs. 2 lakh and Rs. 2.5 lakh. The bike will be produced at the TVS Motors Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu and the Indian partner will launch the local version of the G310R, which the company showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo as Akula 310.

The G310R was designed and developed by BMW Motorrad at Munich in Germany, while the production will be done by TVS Motors. The new motorcycle is mated to a 6-speed gearbox producing 34 BHP of power at 9500 RPM and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7500 RPM. The bike is expected to hit a top speed of 144 km/hr and will have ABS as standard fitment. The BMW G310R comes with a large liquid crystal display instrument cluster which offers a clear and wide range of information. BMW will also offer a lot of accessories for the bike.

Global Hub For BMW Small Bikes

– The G310R has been developed by BMW Motorrad at Munich
– The bike is expected to be launched in early 2017
– The G310R may be priced between Rs. 2-2.5 lakhs

2016 TVS BMW G310R Specifications
TVS will produce the bike at its facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu