BMW Motorrad has just launched the 2020 BMW G310 R and G310 GS sportbikes, and the big development is that the bikes have seen massive price drops. The 2020 BMW G310 R now starts from Rs. 2.45 lakh, ex-showroom India, which about Rs. 54,000 cheaper than the outgoing model while the G310 GS starts from Rs. 2.85 lakh, making it about Rs. 64,000 cheaper than the outgoing model. Both motorcycles have received a facelift, and continue to be manufactured by TVS Motors right here in India with a large amount of local sourcing. Notably, these motorcycles share their engines and various other parts with the TVS Apache RR 310.
Key changes on the facelifted motorcycles include the inclusion of a slipper clutch for the 6 speed manual gearbox, 4-stage adjustable gear and clutch levers, full LED headlamps, turn indicators and brake lights, new colour schemes and a ride-by-wire system. Both motorcycles get dual channel ABS as standard, with disc brakes at both ends. The engine is unchanged: It’s a 313cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, reverse inclined unit with 34 Bhp-28 Nm outputs. The engine gets a four valve head that operates on twin overhead camshafts.
The 2020 BMW G310 R is available in the following colours: Cosmic Black, Polar White and ‘Style Sport’ in Limestone Metallic (costs an extra Rs. 10,000) , while the 2020 BMW G310 GS is available in the following colours: Polar White, ‘40 years of GS’ Edition in Cosmic Black (costs an extra Rs. 6,000) and ‘Style Rallye’ in Kyanite blue Metallic (costs an extra Rs. 6,000).
Commenting on the launch of BMW Motorrad’s least priced offerings in the Indian market, Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said,
Globally, BMW Motorrad has created a distinct position for itself in the fast-growing sub-500 cc segment with both BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS. For thousands of riders and enthusiasts, the BMW G 310 R has redefined pure urban motorcycling for everyday life. For those looking for adventure and fun, BMW G 310 GS has provided the perfect reason to take the off-beat track. In their new avatar, both motorcycles feature striking design modifications, new technology and enhanced riding dynamics. We have launched both bikes at an extremely attractive pricing, incredible EMIs and reduced cost of ownership. It is an enthralling invitation to become part of the close-knit and passionate BMW Motorrad community. It doesn’t get better than this! So, go ahead and ‘Make Life a Ride’.
BMW Motorrad not only sells these motorcycles in India but also exports them to countries around the world, where they’re sold as entry-level sports naked (G310 R) and adventure (G310 GS) bikes. With the big drop in prices, the 2020 BMW G310 R and G310 GS are now quite attractive to buyers, whose other options at these price points include the KTM Duke 390, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the KTM Adventure 390.
To make the BMW entry level motorcycles more attractive, the company is also offering EMI schemes that are easy on the pocket. The G310 R and G310 GS start from EMIs of Rs. 4,500 and Rs. 5,500 respectively. The BMW Motorrad bikes come with a standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometers. The warranty can be extended to fourth and fifth year at an additional cost of INR 16,250. The first 500 customers will avail a special price of INR 5,499.