The updated 2020 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS have been spotted testing. The motorcycles come with a few design changes and a few mechanical changes as well. We believe these motorcycles that have been spotted are BS-VI emissions compliant and will be launched later this year.
We first saw the BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. They were developed in partnership with TVS and are produced at TVS’ factory. The 310 R is a naked street motorcycle while the 310 GS is an ADV motorcycle.
Both motorcycles share essentially the same engine and both have remained the same since 2016 without any major updates. From 01 April, 2020, India moved to the BS-VI emissions norms which mandate cleaner and greener vehicles. Well, the 310 twins from BMW were BS-IV motorcycles and hence aren’t on sale at the moment.
Reports had emerged earlier this month stating that the BS-VI BMW G 310 twins will be launched later this year. It seems like BMW is on schedule for this launch as both motorcycles have been spotted testing.
The BMW G 310 R retains its sharp streetfighter stance and continues to look great. However, it certainly looks a lot fresher thanks to the few tweaks in its design. Right up front is a new LED headlamp that replaces the halogen unit on the old bike.
The headlamp housing too has been redesigned. The tank panels as well as the bikini fairing have been redesigned and they feature a sharper design. They can now be seen not as one single piece but as three different pieces.
The BMW G 310 GS also gets similar updates. Up front is an LED headlamp unit and a narrower beak. These changes, while simple, makes the bike look way better than the current model. The other bits of both motorcycles still look the same in terms of design.
Images posted by RideApart showcase the motorcycles undergoing camouflaged testing in Europe. Along with being BS-VI compliant, these motorcycles in all probability will also be Euro 5 emissions norms compliant. Compliance with stricter emissions norms shows that BMW has reworked the engine or certain components of the engine.
We expect changes to the intake and exhaust system along with a cleaner ECU map. Would it make slightly lesser power output figures? We aren’t too certain about it at the moment. Reports have also suggested that the motorcycles will be upto Rs 75,000 cheaper in India when launched.
BMW has withdrawn from big motorcycle shows such as EICMA and INTERMOT 2020, hence it is uncertain when these motorcycles will make their debut. The updates are great and so is the reported price cut. If it is true, then we certainly have two winners on our hands.