Indian staying in Belgium reviews the BMW G310R – India launch awaited
Made in India and exported around the world, the new BMW G310R is yet to be launched in India. Here is an Indian staying in Belgium who has managed to review the new BMW G310R.
It has been almost a year since the BMW G310R has been launched in Europe and many other countries. Surprisingly, the bike has not been launched in India, the market for which it was primarily made.
With BMW Motorrad taking their own sweet time to launch the bike here in India, there are Indians staying in Europe who have managed to test ride the G310R. One such Indian is Youtuber Codename ABK.
In Europe, the BMW G310R retails at 4,750 euros (around INR 3.54 lakhs), marginally cheaper than its primary rivals like the Yamaha MT-03, Kawasaki Z300 and KTM Duke 390.
While the BMW badge, aggressive styling, and a tempting price tag will surely attract attention, the baby Bimmer is the least powerful (at least on paper) offering in the segment. The 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine develops 34 PS as against the Duke’s (also made-in-India) 44 PS.
The automaker has also announced a range of accessories to enable personalization. One can opt for a luggage rack at the rear with two options for top cases – 30-litre box in Granite Matte Grey or a regular 29-litre unit. Owners can also specify their G310R with an inner bag for top case, a reprofiled seat which reduces the pillion seat height, heated grips, centre stand, 12V charging socket and LED turn indicators. ABS is available as a standard fitment.
The G310R is expected to go on sale in India later this year. The motorcycle will also spawn a fully faired TVS version which was previewed by the Akula 310 concept.