BMW G310R and G310GS were officially launched in India today. Bookings open at company dealerships at a down payment of Rs 50,000. Ex-showroom Delhi price of BMW G310R is Rs 2.99 lakh, while on-road price is Rs 3.78 lakh. Similarly, ex-showroom price of G310GS is Rs 3.49 lakh and on-road price is Rs 4.35 lakh.
On road price includes RTO charges, insurance, BMW Motorrad Essential pack. It does not include road side assistance (RSA). In case you want RSA, you will need to pay extra Rs 21,239 for both G310R and G310GS. Below is the detailed price list shared by BMW Motorrad dealer.
Developed and designed by BMW Motorrad, the two bikes are produced from the TVS Motors plant in Hosur. These will be the only BMW motorcycles built in India and they are the most affordable offerings on the company’s portfolio.
The GS in this bike’s name mean ‘Gelandestrass’, which translates to ‘go anywhere, road or mountain’. This 313cc, single cylinder engine offering 34 bhp peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. This engine allows for fuel efficiency of over 30 kmpl while top speed is at 144 kmph.
Both bikes receive dual channel ABS as standard along with upside down telescopic forks in the front and adjustable monoshock at the rear. They also sport disc brakes of 300mm at the front and 240 mm at the rear.
The G310R gets 17” alloy wheels at both ends while the G 310 GS sits on larger 19” front wheel. The Indian spec models get large saree guard to the left of the rear wheel as has been made mandatory by the Central Motor Vehicle Rules of 1989.
In the international markets, the BMW G310R is priced lower than the KTM Duke 390. But in India, the KTM Duke 390 is cheaper than the beamer by Rs 1.10 lakh. BMW did not reveal the reason as to why there was such a difference in the price tag, considering the fact that both the bikes are made in India.
Experts believe it could be due to the BMW branding and BMW experience that the bike is priced in such a way in India. BMW probably wants to maintain their elite profile in the country, rather than going for the sales numbers.