BMW G310 R price is not the reason why the company wants you to be in their showrooms but there is a lot on offer…
Right, what we have just got is the first ‘real’ rival against the benchmark KTM 390 – a benchmark in cost-to-power, cost-to-experience because in simple words the BMW’s smallest is being made in India, like KTMs, it is made by an Indian firm, like KTMs and in international markets the placement is absolute direct rivalry!
The Germans have officially launched the all-new G310 R Roadster as well as the G310 GS in India at an event. Let us talk about the R in this story and for the launch and price details of the GS, you can click here.
G310 R looks every inch a BMW Motorrad design which we have seen and adored for all these years. The naked is being made available in in India three colours – Racing Red, Style HP (which is nothing but the pearl metallic white shade) and Cosmic Black – yes it is the 2019 version that gets launched.
BMW G310 R Engine
G310 R is powered by the same 313 cc, single cylinder, four-valve, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine with double overhead camshafts (DOHC) which powers the Apache RR 310. The motorcycle produces 34 PS of peak power at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of maximum torque at 7500 rpm. All this power will propel the motorcycle which is 158.5 kg light.
G310 R comes with 41 mm inverted forks and 110/70 and 150/60 tyres at the front and rear respectively, both 17 inchers. Twin channel ABS is on offer as standard. The seat height is a convenient 785 mm and it is a connected single unit.
BMW G310 R Price
|BMW G310 R||Rs 2.99 Lakhs|
*price ex-showroom Delhi
So, BMW thinks that their moniker can attract a premium of Rs 60,000 over the comparable Duke 390. We will reserve our judgement till we ride the R but it appears to be a slightly steeper tag for what is on offer. Still, it is the least amount of money you will have to spend to venture into the premium world of ‘BMWs’.
Bookings are already open across the limited BMW Motorrad dealerships in India. It comes with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty which is also extendable to 4th and 5th years (details of extended warranty awaited). BMW is also offering finance schemes through their official arm and the roadster could be had for a monthly EMI of Rs 6999 per month.
So, we leave it to you to decide till we test ride them. Do share your views… And if you want to get a hang of its behaviour, you can read our comprehensive review of its sibling – TVS Apache RR 310.