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The tail-light unit looks out of place due to the compact design

Verdict – The BMW G 310 R is just grossly overpriced. However, it makes up for a perfect street-fighter in India. It gets the same setup as the Apache RR 310, although, it feels premium and very well put together. It actually has brilliant riding dynamics and enough power for Indian roads. Considering everything, what you actually end up paying for is the BMW badge and not to forget it’s the cheapest way to get yourself a BMW Motorrad motorcycle.

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Performance from this motor is adequate for Indian roads

What’s Cool

* The BMW G 310 R serves as an entry to the BMW Motorrad line-up
* Brilliant riding dynamics, the G 310 R handles like a train on tracks
* Power delivery is linear, has a strong mid-range and opens up in the top-end

What’s Not So Cool

* 11-litre fuel tank is just enough for a roadster
* The BMW G 310 R isn’t as appealing as the BMW G 310 GS for the price
* Priced at a premium makes it accessible only to those looking for the badge

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The BMW G 310 R is pricey but fun

BMW G 310 R Specifications

* Engine: 313cc, Liquid-Cooled, Reverse-Inclined, DOHC
* Power: 34 PS @ 9500 RPM
* Torque: 28 Nm @ 7500 RPM
* Transmission: 6-speed
* 0-100 km/hr: 6.89 seconds
* Top Speed: 143 km/hr
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Frame: Trellis Frame, Aluminium Swingarm
* Suspension: Inverted Forks (Front); Monoshock (Rear)
* Tyres: 110/70/17 (Front); 150/60/17 (Rear), Michellin Pilot Street
* Brakes: 300 mm Petal Disc (Front); 240 mm Petal Disc (Rear), Switchable ABS

BMW G 310 R Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 2005 mm x 849 mm x 1080 mm
* Wheelbase: 1380 mm
* Seat Height: 785 mm
* Ground Clearance: 180 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 11-litres
* Kerb weight: 158.5 kgs

Testers’ Note:

“The BMW G 310 R feels very good to ride, it not only is fun due to the punchy motor and sharp handling but also practical due to the compliant suspension set-up, all this makes it a motorcycle that is apt in the Indian environment as the power delivery is linear and not scary-me-silly like in the KTM Duke 390. That said, for the price, the BMW G 310 R should have offered a whole lot more.” – Faisal Khan, Editor, MotorBeam.

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