New BMW G310R naked motorcycle has been launched in the US at a starting price of $4,750 (INR 3,2 lakh). Compared to the G310R, price of KTM Duke 390 starts from $4,999 (INR 3,37 lakh) in the US. 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 implies that once launched in India early next year, BMW G310R could come at a price cheaper than rival KTM Duke 390. One can expect the price of G310R to be in under 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. Below is a table which compares the price of BMW G310R with rivals in the UK market.
|G 310R vs RIVALS TABLE|
|BMW G310 R||YAMAHA MT-03||KTM DUKE 390||KAWASAKI Z300|
|ENGINE||Single cylinder, liquid-cooled||Twin cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled||Single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin|
|POWER||34bhp @ 9500rpm||41.4bhp @ 10,750 rpm||44bhp @ 9500rpm||39bhp @ 11,000rpm|
|TORQUE||20.6 ft-lbs @ 7500rpm||22 ft-lbs @ 9,000 rpm||26 ft-lbs @ 7250rpm||20 ft-lb @ 10,000rpm|
|WEIGHT||158.5kg (dry)||168kg (wet)||139kg (dry)||170kg (wet)|