BMW Motorrad has started selling the 2023 G 310 RR in India, its first low-displacement sports bike, which is the gateway to the BMW sports world.
The model is a German version of the Apache RR 310, developed and produced together with TVS Motor, one of the main motorcycle brands in India, owner of the Apache line, with models from 160cc to 310cc.
Both the G 310 RR and Apache RR 310 are based on the ‘naked’ G 310 R, with the same chassis, suspension and engine. Of course, some items received adjustments, allowing for a more sporty grip.
Incidentally, BMW makes clear the intent of this new bike: “The G 310 RR clearly carries the genes of the S 1000 RR and is designed to help you reveal your racing attitude.”
In terms of design, BMW has not changed a bit from the TVS Apache RR 310, and has kept the fluid lines and aerodynamics developed in a wind tunnel to extract the best coefficient of drag for maximum downforce, lower wind resistance and better top speed.
In addition, in terms of mechanics there is no change either. The 2023 G 310 RR is equipped with a 313 cm³ liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which is capable of generating up to 34 hp (25 kW) of maximum power and 2.8 kgfm (28 Nm) of torque.
With these numbers, the top speed of the model is 165 km/h on the dashboard, which places it a step below other entry-level sports bike, such as the Yamaha R3 and Kawasaki Ninja 400, for example, which can reach 190 km/h.
Technology, colors and price
Completes the package of the 2023 G 310 RR the Full-LED lighting, the digital color TFT panel, the four riding modes (Track, Urban, Sport and Rain), the aluminum swingarm, and the golden Upside Down front fork.
The 2023 BMW G 310 RR retails in India for from INR 2,85,000 ex showroom Delhi (approximately US$3,564). Available colors are: Sport (tricolor) and Black storm metallic.
Anyway, for those who are passionate about BMW, like sports bike, but still don’t have the pocket stuff to go out with an S 1000 RR, the new G 310 RR is the ideal model. Too bad the performance is not its strong point, compared to rivals.
For now, there is no information on whether it will be sold in other countries, but the trend is that it will, as both the G 310 R and the G 310 GS were launched first in India and then won the world.
For more information, visit https://www.bmw-motorrad.in/en/.
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