Putting all the rumours to rest, BMW Motorrad has finally confirmed that it is indeed going to launch its own iteration of a supersport based on the TVS Apache RR 310. The German Marquee took everyone by surprise by posting a teaser video on its social media handles which shows the exact same taillight setup lifted straight from the Apache RR 310. The said motorcycle will get launched on July 15. It is worth noting here that in most probability, it is just going to be a rebadged version of the Apache RR 310 and not an out and out revolutionary product we first expected from BMW Motorrad. If you’re among the ones who were expecting BMW to unleash its mini-S1000RR, this might come as a disappointment.
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What can we expect?
The teaser video reveals that BMW’s G310 RR as it is likely to be called will borrow the same taillight setup, windscreen and rearview mirrors from the Apache RR 310. It might be a possibility that BMW could slightly play around with the overall aesthetics, headlight setup and fairing to make it differentiate from its Indian sibling. No changes are expected in the engine department as it will utilize the same 313cc, liquid-cooled engine which puts down 34 bhp at 9,700 rpm and 27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm. The Apache RR 310 has received several key upgrades in its lifespan and in its current iteration, it is touted to be the most feature-loaded and electronically-rich motorcycle in its class. It gets four riding modes – Urban, Track, Sport and Rain, ride-by-wire and a fully adjustable suspension kit.
We are at least expecting BMW to include top-drawer cycle parts to justify the premium positioning that it is going to command once launched. The G310 RR is expected to be priced above the G 310 R and G 310 GS to become the most expensive proposition based on TVS-BMW’s 310 platform.