The G310 RR becomes BMW Motorrad’s most affordable sports bike
BMW Motorrad has launched its newest and most affordable sports bike in India- the BMW G310 RR. As suggested by its name, the motorcycle is BMW’s rendition of the popular TVS Apache RR 310. It is also the fourth product that the TVS-BMW partnership has spawned to date.
The G310 RR is, as expected, priced at a premium over the TVS. The ex-showroom prices start at Rs 2.85 lakh. This is a premium of around 20k over the Apache RR 310. The beefier Style Sport variant, is even more expensive, selling at Rs 2.99 lakh, ex-showroom.
BMW G310 RR: What Is It?
The motorcycle is in essence, a rebadged version of the Apache RR310. It looks and feels like one, in most places. The overall design sees no change, except for the new set of paints and decals. The overall design remains identical to that of the new Apache RR 310. However, the paint job makes for a key differentiator. BMW G310 RR is available in two colorways- Black and the BMW factory White on the Style Sport variant. The Black gets its decals in White, while the White gets decals and accents finished in signature tri-color- M factory shades- White, Red, and Blue. The frame here is finished in Red, and rear shocks in White.
The motorcycle gets most features of the Apache. There is the 5-inch TFT instrumentation screen with new BMW-spec graphics and UI. It, however, drops the Bluetooth-based smartphone connectivity on the German. 4 different ride modes are also offered- Track, Rain, Sport, and Urban.
A major difference is the tyres. BMW G310RR gets Michelin Pilot Street rubber, while the Apache RR310 comes with Michelin Road 5s (which are, to be frank, a notch better!). Further, the BMW gets conventional brake rotors, instead of petal-type units on the other. Also, it misses out on the adjustable suspension setup from the Apache RR 310 BTO. All that you get to play around with here, would be the rear preload.
The key mechanicals are shared with the TVS counterpart and would thus be familiar to the Indian crowd. The G310 RR is powered by the same 313 cc engine that continues to produce 34 hp and 27 Nm, mated to a 6-speed transmission with slip and assist clutch. The exhaust note remains unchanged and familiar as well. The frame, brakes, and suspension setup are also identical, except for the few aforementioned exceptions.
With the sports bike joining the clan, BMW Motorrad’s 310 portfolio has grown 3 members strong- G310 R, G310 GS, and G310 RR.