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.