BMW G 310 R is a commuter bike available in 1 variant in india. Its price starts from ₹2,99,000 (ex-showroom). BMW G 310 R generates 33 bhp of power and 28 nm of torque from its 313cc engine. Single cylinder engine of G 310 R has a 6 speed manual gearbox. With both rear and front disk brakes, BMW G 310 R also has an anti-locking braking system. This 158.5 kg bike is available in 3 colours.
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.