BMW G310R preview 1

After the revelation of the UK price for the 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R on dealer Blade BMW’s website, autoevolution has reported German and Swiss prices for the upcoming entry-level bike into BMW’s motorcycle range. While it can be expected that pricing will be at much the same level across the various EU member countries, give or take, there are some major differences.

In Germany, the 2016 G310R goes for 4,750 euros (RM21,244) in base form, while in neighbouring Switzerland, eager buyers can expect to pay 5,350 Swiss francs (RM21,948). In the UK, as revealed two days ago, the baby Motorrad retails for 4,290 pounds sterling (RM23,246).

As is expected from BMW Motorrad, the 2016 G310R, which was developed in conjunction with BMW’s Indian partner TVS, comes with a set of factory optional accessories. In the list are a rear-rack with two topcase options – a standard 29-litre case, and a 30-litre topcase that comes in Granite metallic grey.

An inner bag for the topcase is also available, along with two seat versions – a soft seat, which we assume is a form of gel-seat, and a lower seat for vertically challenged riders. Other options include a centre-stand, LED turn signals (we remarked on this during the G310R’s showing in Bangkok) and a 12-volt socket for powering accessories and charging gadgets.

Coming standard with ABS, the 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R carries a 313 cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine that pumps out 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. Weighing in at 158 kg, the G310R is designed by BMW to be marketed world-wide as an entry-level bike for the young rider, or as a lightweight commuter.

Rivals to the 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R in Malaysia include the KTM Duke 250 at RM21,021, the Benelli TnT300 at RM20,129 and the Kawasaki Z250SL at RM15,389.

GALLERY: 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R on display in Malaysia