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BMW G 310 R [2018-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement313 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported30 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight158.5 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 2,99,000

BMW G 310 R [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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BMW G 310 R [2018-2019] Summary

G 310 R [2018-2019] key highlights

Engine Capacity 313 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 158.5 kg

About G 310 R [2018-2019]

The G 310 R and G 310 GS are the two small-capacity motorcycles that were supposed to help BMW Motorrad garner the figures for growth that it projected. India, the largest two-wheeler market in the world, was a big part of those plans. But now BMW has done an about-face and has said that the 310 twins will not be about numbers, but about quality – something that BMW Motorrad is known for in markets globally.

The specs don’t make your eyes pop; the 313cc single-cylinder engine has a four-valve head and is liquid cooled. It generates 33bhp and 28Nm, and uses chain drive through a six-speed gearbox. The front forks are upside down units and sport radial brake callipers that are fixed in front, and floating at the rear, just like KTM’s Dukes. It has a 12 litre fuel tank and a 145kph top speed. Tyre sizes also are familiar: 110/70-17 front and 150/60-17 rear. ABS is present.

The G310 R competes with the KTM 390 Duke directly, while the Benelli TNT25 and Kawasaki Z250 are also competitors. The reputation the company has for quality has allowed it to charge a premium for its products. But with a price tag of Rs 3 lakh, one can expect to spot BMW bikes very rarely, even the 310s.
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BMW G 310 R [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Excellent fit and finish
    • Great city riding position
    • The brakes are really good
  • Could be Better

    • Engine vibrations at higher revs
    • The pricing is awful
    • Expensive to maintain

BikeWale's Take

The G 310 R has almost all the qualities of being a BMW motorcycle. It has good quality components with a fit and finish to match, good braking setup and a comfortable riding position. Nevertheless, it is also priced higher than it rivals and is also slightly expensive to maintain. 

BMW G 310 R [2018-2019] Review

This is BMW's smallest, lightest, and most affordable motorcycle in the world. And, it's made here in India. By TVS Motor Company.

Introduction

This is BMW's smallest, lightest, and most affordable motorcycle in the world. And, it's made here in India. By TVS Motor Company.

But, to think that the German bike maker wants to go mainstream in India with the BMW G 310 R, would be incorrect. And by mainstream I mean wanting to sell in four digits every month. BMW just doesn't have enough retail or service outlets yet to handle that sort of demand.

Therefore, it has done the next best thing - it has gone ahead and priced itself out of the numbers game. I know I said the G 310 R is BMW's cheapest bike yet, but at Rs 3.72 lakhs on the road in Mumbai, it is also the most expensive, single cylinder, 300cc motorcycle on sale in the country. Barring its taller, more adventurous twin, of course. But, that's a story for another day.

The question then is, should you even consider the G 310 R? To do that let's answer some simple questions.

Is it desirable?

Well, it's a BMW. And for most buyers, that would be enough. But, if you are putting your hard-earned money into a motorcycle - and I am speaking about the majority here, you'd want as much bang for your buck as possible. And in that regard, considering the price, the 310 R falls short.

The quality - be it the paint, the look and feel of the plastic all-round, the fit and finish, and even the attention to detail - is all great. But, you also get that in bikes with a lower price tag.

It has a digital instrumentation with all the necessary information like two trip meters, range, and average fuel economy. But again, you are not getting anything extra for the higher price. It's all there in cheaper motorcycles. In fact, when it comes to features, the R lacks a few. It doesn't get LED head lamps or even LED turn indicators; there's no hazard switch; and in technology terms, there's no slipper clutch or ride-by-wire.

So, like we said earlier, the only truly desirable bit about the G 310 R is the BMW badge.

Is it functional?

Well, it might be a BMW, but it is designed for the city. And that means it needs to be easy, accessible, comfortable.

And the R does well on comfort. The seating with the wide handlebar, the mildly rearset footpegs, and the low one-piece seat makes for both comfortable and accessible seating. The ride is well judged too. It's not soft, so you will feel the road under you at all times. But, the way the upside down front forks and the preload adjustable monoshock sails over the bumps and dampens the undulations, you rarely feel the need to slow down over poor roads to save both the bike and your back.

Adding to the R's functionality is the light clutch pull, good heat management, and quick low speed handling. The latter makes it feel smaller and lighter than it really is. It's one of those bikes that you can just get on and ride, and not worry about its capacity or power output. It has good brakes too.

Is it fun?

That the BMW most definitely is. It feels light and nimble; almost playful. 

It's planted in a straight line even at three-digit speeds; it changes directions as if it had rabbit feet; and when you are in the mood for it, it plays the perfect hooligan too.

The crisp throttle response and the strong mid-range further add to the R's chirpy nature. But, as is the case with the TVS Apache RR310, the G 310 R's engine too sounds coarse; almost broken. These are the same units, after all. Also like the TVS, there are vibes that creep in from 5,000rpm around the tank and foot pegs.

However, courtesy the rubber mounted handlebar, the rider's hands don't buzz as much. Another issue with the BMW is its penchant for stalling. It isn't something we have seen on the RR310 though. But then the two bikes do run on different ECUs.

Conclusion

The question we were battling with at the start of the review was whether the BMW G 310 R is even worth considering given its premium price tag. And the short answer is - yes it is.

It's a pricey motorcycle, no doubt about that. And, it won't make you go weak in the knees with its looks either. It also isn't the most feature rich bike, it doesn't pack in the most amount of technology, and it isn't the most refined.

But, it ticks that 'fun-to-ride' box which every motorcycle must. It's one of those bikes that will put a smile on your face everytime you ride it. And it doesn't matter if you are commuting on it, or running errands, or simply taking off to Timbuktu.

So, even though BMW might have got the pricing wrong with the R, it did get the product right.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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BMW G 310 R [2018-2019] mileage

As reported by G 310 R [2018-2019] owners, the real mileage of BMW G 310 R [2018-2019] is 30 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 33 bhp @ 9,500 rpm

    Max Torque 28 Nm @ 7,500 rpm

    Cooling System Water Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 313 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 80 mm

    Stroke 62.1 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.9 : 1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet Multiple Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Electronic Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 1 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 330 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 30 kmpl

    Top Speed 143 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Front Tyre Size 110/70 R 17

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60 R 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4 Piston, Rear-Single Piston

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Upside down fork , Ø 41 mm

    Rear Suspension Solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 158.5 kg

    Overall Length 2,005 mm

    Overall Width 820 mm

    Wheelbase 1,380 mm

    Ground Clearance --

    Seat Height 785 mm

    Overall Height 1,080 mm

    Chassis Type Bolted steel frame, drive unit load-bearing, tubular steel rear frame

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift Light--

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System--

Battery12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance free

Headlight Type--

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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BMW G 310 R [2018-2019] User Reviews

4.8 (91 ratings) 32 reviews
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  •  5My dream bike 1 month ago by Mohit Kumar, Bareilly

    Always my dream is buying Bmw bike. I wants this bike to ride off. It's super bike for me and soon I will buy it. Loved all the features and complete look. I would say that if I have 3 lakh budget I must buy for this bike because this bike will give you comfort and amaz

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  5Bmw g310r 1 year ago by Sureendaran, Chennai

    They have treated very well Performance is good Little bit vibration is there Maintains is high Parts also little bit high Stylish look it attract everyone Comfort is good It also useful for both city ride and travel There services are very good and quick. While serving

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

  •  5Bmw g310 r 1 year ago by Ajay Kumar, New Delhi

    The bike is awesome .Just loved it .The look , power,sound everything is awesome. Choose the bmw g 310 r if you are a bike lover .You will have a awesome ride experience for whole of the life without any headache .The black shine with the golden colour mixture makes the

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      13 kmpl

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