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Is BMW looking to enter the entry-level sportbike segment with the G 310 RR?

BMW’s Indian partner TVS has been working on the G 310 platform for several years now. Is a new sportbike on its way?

Is BMW looking to enter the entry-level sportbike segment with the G 310 RR?

BMW Motorrad India has teased a new motorcycle that is slated for launch on July 15, 2022. The teaser simply shows the taillight of a motorcycle that looks similar to the TVS Apache 310 RR. This raises the question of whether BMW will ultimately enter the entry-level supersport segment with the G 310 RR.

In 2013, TVS and BMW Motorrad signed a long-term working agreement. One that enables both firms to share platforms while competing in the popular 300cc segment, which is rapidly growing in the Asian market. The G 310 R, a naked sportbike, and the G 310 GS, a road-focused adventure tourer, are the product of the cooperation. Meanwhile, TVS introduced the Apache RR 310, a fully faired sportbike. All three bikes have the same engine, chassis, and underpinnings.

BMW G 310 R

Having said that, the G 310 model line lacks a sportbike, and common sense would imply that rebadging the TVS Apache RR 310 and putting it in the global market would be an effective solutio.  The evidence is convincing, with the teaser displaying an identical tail light, similar body parts, windscreen, and mirrors as that of the Apache. Regardless, it will likely feature BMW's iconic supersport design with the famous red, blue, and violet tricolors. Furthermore, we expect the BMW G 310 RR to get stylistic enhancements, with new headlights, seats, and possibly even a sophisticated full-color TFT instrument panel.

It would be amazing if the next G 310 RR was designed in the same manner as the flagship BMW S 1000 RR. Given the acclaim of BMW's flagship superbike, the G 310 RR will certainly be well-received if it is fashioned similarly to its bigger sibling. Given how much tech the TVS Apache RR 310 has flaunted in the previous five years, BMW Motorrad may have made a sensible selection for the global market, and hopefully, the Philippine market, too. Should the G 310 RR make its way to the Philippines, it'll likely go head to head with the likes of the CFMOTO 300SR and Yamaha R3.

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