-Cost Rs 5,000 more now
- Remain unaltered in all other areas
BMW Motorrad has increased the prices of its entry-level motorcycles, the G 310 R and the G 310 GS, in India. Both bikes have become dearer by Rs 5,000 now. While the naked G 310 R costs Rs 2.50 lakh, its adventure version, the G 310 GS, is pegged at Rs 2.90 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom). Notably, this is the first price hike witnessed by the baby beemers since their India launch in October 2020.
BMW had surprised everyone by launching the BS6 models of both bikes at a much lesser price than their BS4 iterations. And that’s despite them receiving a couple of updates in terms of features and hardware. Now, even after receiving a price hike, the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS continue to be an attractive package. It’s also worth noting that these bikes contributed to 80 per cent of BMW Motorrad’s India sales in 2020.
Both bikes are powered by a common 313cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which churns out 33.5bhp at 9,250rpm and 28Nm at 7,500rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. While the hardware is also majorly similar, there are certain changes depending on their purpose. Suspension duties are handled by upside down forks and a monoshock, with different travel lengths, while braking hardware comprises of discs at both ends.
On the styling front, the G 310 R and G 310 GS received subtle tweaks with the BS6 update which make them look sharper. Making them look further appealing are the striking new colour options. The feature list has also been updated with the inclusion of full-LED lighting, an assist and slipper clutch and a ride-by-wire throttle.