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Shahid Kapoor Rides BMW G 310 R, Calls it a Perfect Mumbai Traffic Solution

While we don't know if Shahid actually bought this bike, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh own this entry level BMW motorcycle.

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Updated:March 3, 2019, 8:56 PM IST
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Shahid Kapoor Rides BMW G 310 R, Calls it a Perfect Mumbai Traffic Solution
Shahid Kapoor with BMW G 310 R. (Image: Shahid Kapoor/ Instagram)
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Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has posted a picture of him with the BMW G 310 R motorcycle. Shahid Kapoor posted the picture on Instagram calling the bike perfect solution for the Mumbai traffic. He wrote – “The perfect hack for Mumbai traffic right here! So agile and nimble. Was a super fun ride.” It’s unclear whether Shahid Kapoor has bought the bike or just took a ride on the bike. Shahid also owns a Ducati Scrambler and has posted images on Instagram with his Ducati in the past.

The BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS are the entry level motorcycles from BMW Motorrad and quickly becoming famous in India. Recently former Indian Cricket team captain and opening batsman Sourav Ganguly also bought a new BMW G 310 GS motorcycle priced at Rs 3.49 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Last year, another cricketer, Yuvraj Singh bought a BMW G 310 R bike worth Rs 2.99 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making him the first celebrity to buy a BMW G 310 R motorcycle in India.

Both the motorcycles made their India debut last year and have been developed in association with TVS Motors. BMW is offering an unlimited kilometer warranty for 3 years, that can be extended to 4 or 5 years. Both the bikes are produced at the TVS plant at Hosur, Tamil Nadu, making them the first Make-in-India BMW motorcycles.

Both the BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS are powered by 313cc, liquid-cooled, a single-cylinder unit with four valves and a DOHC cylinder head as seen on the TVS Apache RR 310. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and produces 34hp of power and churns out 28 Nm of peak torque. Both BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS get tubular steel frames, five-spoke alloy wheels and ABS.

The BMW G 310 R is available in 3 different colours - Style HP, Cosmic Black and newly introduced Racing Red. With the launch of the BMW G 310 GS and the G 310 R, India has become the fourth country where BMW produces motorcycles at, after Germany, Thailand and Brazil.

In the Indian market, the BMW G 310 R competes against the likes of TVS Apache RR 310, KTM Duke 390 and Benelli TNT 300. BMW currently sells BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW R nineT, BMW R nineT Scrambler, BMW R nineT Racer and BMW K 1600 B in India.

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| Edited by: Arjit Garg
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