The BMW G310 RR is a sports bike that shares the chassis and powertrain with the TVS Apache RR310. Yes, that’s right! BMW Motorrad has a joint venture (JV) with the indigenous bike manufacturer TVS. Both companies roll out their bikes, especially the 310 series from the Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu. That said, the G310 RR is the third offering after the G310 R and GS 310 from BMW Motorrad India to roll out from that plant. At the same time, the TVS Apache RR 310 is also part of the production line in that factory. As mentioned earlier, both companies have a long-term JV.
The 310 series from the Bavarian bike manufacturer is among the bestselling BMW bikes in the country. Moreover, this sports bike slots between the entry-level G310 R (street bike) and the G310 GS (ADV bike). This sports bike caters to those buyers who are fans of performance and love getting a badge. Moreover, in terms of peak power, the 310cc bikes from TVS and BMW are the second most powerful after the Kawasaki Ninja 300 under 300cc bikes in India.
You should check out the BMW G310RR if you are a buyer who wants performance and aggressive looks like a typical track-focused sports bike with a badge at an affordable price. So, below are a few highlights you should know about this bike. Speaking of affordability, you can consider other TVS bikes that can serve all your purposes.
Under The Chassis
Under its tubular space frame, it has a 312.12cc single-cylinder water-cooled engine with fuel-injection technology that pumps out 33.5 bhp at 9700 rpm and 27.3 bhp at 7700 rpm. It sends power to the rear wheel via a six-speed manual transmission. Speaking of the gearbox, it incorporates a wet multiplate clutch for buttery smooth gear shifts. It has the same engine and gearbox as the TVS Apache RR310. But as mentioned earlier, BMW Motorrad has offered a different cooling system as its indigenous sibling gets liquid cooling technology.
Further, this bike gulps fuel and stores it in an 11-litre fuel tank. This Bavarian sports bike from the G310 series has a mileage of 30 km/l as far as fuel efficiency is concerned. In addition, you can also expect nearly identical mileage from the TVS Apache RR310. You can check the Apache 310RR price on the autoX website.
That is ARAI-claimed mileage. The real-world mileage might vary with traffic conditions and an individual’s riding style.
Again, the majority of the features of both bikes are identical among themselves. Take the digital instrument cluster as an example. Of course, both companies have made changes here and there, but they won’t make you lament. But young buyers may complain as they are feature-oriented. Unlike the TVS Apache RR310, this BMW sports bike misses out on mobile app connectivity, due to which it misses out on GPS and navigation. In addition, it also misses out on automatic headlamps and a stand-alarm. Keep in mind that all features in this article are from the top model(s). The rest of the identical features include DRLs, a digital fuel gauge, a stepped seat, a low fuel indicator, a low oil indicator, and a low battery indicator, to name a few.
The list continues with a pillion seat, a grabrail, and a footrest. It also includes a kill switch, a clock, a shift light, and all LED lights. However, the German sports bike has four riding modes: Track, Sports, Rain, and Urban. However, given the G310 RR’s price, they should have included at least a USB port.
Braking duties on the G310 RR are taken care of by a standard dual disc setup, the same as the Apache. Their brake sizes are identical, too, with a 300mm front brake and a 240mm rear brake. Brake callipers work with aero-friendly 17-inch alloy wheels. As for the suspension, the BMW G310 RR has an inverted fork of 41mm at the front and a cast-aluminium dual swing arm with a central spring strut at the rear. The Bavarian bikemaker should have offered rear adjustable suspension, given its price. That said, the Apache RR310 boasts that type of rear suspension. The RR310 from TVS may provide a better ride quality than the Bavarian bike.
But it is worth noting that opinions on rideability may vary from person to person. That is why getting a test ride is always a better way to form an opinion.
Prices and Variants
This 310cc sports bike from the Bavarian bike manufacturer, a rebadged version of the TVS Apache RR310, has only two variants. Standard and Style Sport are two of the variants. They are only limited to cosmetic changes. Unlike the base variant, the top model of the bike features BMW M body graphics. The price difference between the two variants is approximately Rs 10,000.
The BMW G310 RR’s price starts at Rs 2.90 lakh and goes up to Rs 2.99 lakh. As mentioned earlier, it is a rebadged version of the TVS Apache RR310 that demands a lower premium than the BMW.
If you want better features and low maintenance costs, then TVS is a no-brainer. And, if you want a brand with a more aggressive appearance, look no further than BMW.
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