BMW Motorrad India’s most affordable offerings the G 310 R and the G 310 GS, have struggled to find the same kind of appreciation as some of the other motorcycles in this segment enjoy. The otherwise capable bikes have been struggling to sell given the high price tag, but that could change once the BS6 compliant versions arrive later in the year. According to a recent report, the BS6 versions of the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS are likely to see a price drop of Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 85,000 over the current asking price. That’s the discount currently available on the remaining stocks of the BS4 motorcycles.
The report further states that the BS6 BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS are slated to arrive by the end of August or September this year. If the price drop does happen, the motorcycles will not only be cheaper than the KTM 390 Duke but extremely value for money as well. After discounts, the BS4 BMW G 310 R costs around Rs 3.11 lakh while the BS4 G 310 GS retails for Rs 3.61 lakh (all prices, on-road Mumbai). The discounts though depend on the dealership.
Despite the price drop expected, we think the BMW G 310 twins will remain unchanged in the BS6 guise. The bikes are powered by the 313 cc single-cylinder engine with fuel-injection that produces 34PS and 28Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox but could get a slipper clutch this time. With respect to features, the G 310 R and the G 310 GS will come with a halogen headlamp, LED taillight and indicators and a digital instrument console. That said, we’d like to see new graphics and possibly colour options on the motorcycles for a refreshed look.
The price cut will lease a new life in the BMW G 310 family and customers can seriously start considering the entry-level BMW bikes over the KTM motorcycles. The bikes will also find competition soon from the Husqvarna 401 twins and a price cut will certainly help the brand position itself more aggressively in the segment.