The BMW G 310 R has been launched in India at a price of Rs 2.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom). At this price, it is the most affordable BMW bike in India. It is a pure naked roadster bike, deriving its looks from the elder BMW bikes. Over its hefty body, it gets sharp muscle lines, making it look much dominating. Design highlights of the bike include the uber cool gold anodized upside-down telescopic forks, minimalistic yet detailed graphics, the upswept exhaust and the skid plate.
For the engine, the G 310 R uses a 313cc liquid cooled engine. This engine churns out 34 BHP of power and 28 Nm of torque. The bike gets a 6-speed Multi-wet clutch transmission. The mileage estimated on this bike is around 30 KMPL. The top-speed recorded on this bike is around 143 km/hr. It weighs around 158 kgs, which is not so heavy. For suspension, the BMW G 310 R get upside down telescopic forks in the front and adjustable mono-shock at the rear.
In terms of features, the bike gets Front and rear disc brake, ABS, Gold Anodized Upside Down Telescopic Forks, Smoked Turn Signal Lenses, LED Rear Light, a Multi-functional LCD display, a Toolkit, Cast Aluminium wheels and a Skid Plate. These features are generally too low for the higher BMW bikes, but this is the best that we can get on this bike.
For the competition, it does not have one as such. It a premium 300cc bike, which will attract a set of buyers. Mostly, those who want to own a BMW or those who want a less powerful premium bike would go after this. Still, the nearest competitor is the KTM Duke 390. The Duke is priced much much cheaper than the G 310 R. The price difference is around Rs 75,000. Still, most of the people would try BMW’s most affordable bike and we expect it to do good.