New BMW G310R naked motorcycle was launched in the US at a starting price of $4,750 (INR 3.06 lakh) last year. In addition to this, the bike attracted a fee of $495 towards handling and destination fee. This meant the total price of the bike was $5,245 (INR 3.38 lakh).
Earlier this week, BMW Motorrad USA launched the updated 2018 variant of the G310R in the USA. The new G310R now comes with the same base price tag of $4750, but the handling and destination fee has been slashed by $250. Thus the total value of the bike now stands at $5,000 (INR 3.22 lakh). The new Duke 390 on the other hand, is priced from $5,499 (INR 3.55 lakh).
In the UK, price of the G310R starts from £4,290 (INR 3.88 lakh). Here too it is cheaper than Duke 390, which is priced at £4,549 (INR 4.12 lakh). Both UK and US are getting made-in-India BMW G310R, which comes with export duty and added taxes. The one which will be sold in India will be without any such duties, as the bike is produced by TVS Motor Company in Bangalore.
This probably implies that once launched in India, BMW G310R could come at a price cheaper than rival KTM Duke 390. If that is true, one can expect the price of G310R to be around INR 2 lakh when launched in India.
Not only BMW’s first sub 500 cc motorcycle is cheaper than Duke 390, it is also going to be cheaper than Yamaha MT-03 and Kawasaki Ninja Z300, both of which are priced at £4,449 and £4,349 in the UK.
Powered by a liquid cooled single cylinder 313 cc 4 stroke engine, mated to a 6-speed gearbox, engine output stands at 34 bhp and 28 Nm torque. It delivers a fuel efficiency of 30 kmpl. Below is a table which compares the price of BMW G310R with rivals in the UK market.
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