According to BMW Motorrad, 2,376 units of G310R and G310GS are affected with an issue and the German manufacturer will begin recall from August 7, 2018
BMW Motorrad officially announced recall of G310R and G310GS in the USA. Both these motorcycles have problems with side stand and frame connected to it. The use of kick stand over a longer period of time might lead to breakage of it from the frame. This could lead to an accident for the rider, so National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to recall the G310 twins.
According to BMW Motorrad, 2,376 units of G310R and G310GS are affected by this issue and the German manufacturer will begin recall from August 7, 2018. The company will contact owners directly and the dealerships will add a frame for support along with a new kickstand. If the frame is damaged, then it will be replaced and all these changes will be done free of cost.
BMW Motorrad manufactures G310R and G310GS at TVS’ Hosur plant and exports these bikes to global markets. The company officially launched G310 twins last week in India and we are not sure whether these problems exist in Indian bikes also. The company hasn’t specified about other countries.
The G310R and G310GS are powered by same 313 cc single cylinder engine producing 34 PS of power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. This engine is mated to 6 speed gearbox. Even though both bikes get upside forks and mono suspension at rear, the GS has more suspension travel than its naked sibling.
The G310R can hit 0-50 kph in 2.5 sec and top speed is 143 kph. Both bikes come with 300 mm front disc brake and 240 mm rear disc with dual channel ABS system as standard. BMW has given Michelin Pilot Street tyres for G310R with 17 inch wheels while G310GS gets Metzeler Tourance tyres with 19 inch wheels at front and 17 inches at rear.
BMW G310R design takes inspiration from its bigger siblings and the naked bike looks sporty from every angle. But, the GS looks even more striking with its extra body panels. The G310R is priced at Rs. 2.99 lakh and Rs. 3.49 lakh for G310GS (both prices, Ex-Showroom). The advantage for G310GS is that it doesn’t have a direct rival in India until launch of new KTM 390 Adventure next year as Kawasaki Versys X-300 is over priced.