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Ending all the speculations, the much awaited BMW G 310RR was finally launched on July 15, 2022 in India. However, much of its styling and power output matches with its Indian cousin, the TVS Apache RR310. The Bavarian bike, however, costs Rs 20,000 more than the TVS.

Nearly everything between the two motorcycles stays unchanged, from the design of the fairing, the chassis, the engine, and even the riding modes on offer.

The engine is the same 312.2cc unit found on the Apache that makes 34hp and 27Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. The kerb weight is identical to the Apache as well, at 174kg. The four riding modes – Track, Sport, Urban and Rain – continue to remain unchanged as well, differing in peak power and torque (Urban and Rain reduce output to 26hp and 25Nm), throttle response and ABS calibration.

The differences between the bikes are, for the most part, limited to different badging and the paint schemes on offer. BMW’s bike is offered in two colours – a standard black option, priced at Rs 2.85 lakh, and the traditional BMW HP-liveried Style Sport option, priced at Rs 2.99 lakh.

The biggest difference between BMW G 310 RR and TVS Apache RR310 are the tyres they roll on. Conspicuously, it is the costlier Beemer that gets the rather average Michelin Pilot Street tyres, while the Apache sports the far more capable Michelin Road 5s.

Another minor change is the swap from petal rotors on the TVS Apache RR310 to conventional discs on the BMW G 310 RR. The graphics on the otherwise-unaltered TFT display are tweaked to suit the rebadging but the BMW doesn’t get Bluetooth connectivity as offered on the TVS Apache RR310.

While the Apache can be had with adjustable suspension as an optional extra on its BTO version, this doesn’t seem to be the case with the Beemer, and the only thing you can tweak here is rear preload

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