BMW G310R preview 1

The 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R’s price for the UK has been revealed by Motorrad dealer Blade BMW, and the newest addition to BMW’s stable is going for 4,290 pounds sterling (RM23,246). The price of the single-cylinder, entry-level bike was shown on Blade BMW’s website, and is expected to go on sale in October.

Much anticipated after news first broke last year that BMW was producing its first small-displacement motorcycle in nearly 60 years, the 2016 G310R was developed in conjunction with BMW Motorrad’s Indian manufacturing partner, TVS. The G310R comes with a 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that has a claimed 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.

With the cylinder orientation reversed, the G310R’s intake faces forward. This lets the engine be tilted a little further forward to place weight over the front wheel, while giving the exhaust a straight path to the rear.

A six-speed multi-disc wet clutch transmission, which allows for a 0-100 km/h time of just 7.85 seconds, gets the power to the ground via chain drive. Other bits include adjustable rear suspension, with up to 10 levels of adjustment. A fully digital instrument cluster also displays, aside from various other functions, the current gear selected.

Weighing in at 158 kg, and with ABS as standard, the G310R is designed by BMW to be marketed worldwide, meaning that there may not be market-specific variants in terms of 250 cc engines to meet local licensing requirements. Rivals to the 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R in Malaysia include the KTM 250 Duke at RM21,021, the Benelli TnT300 at RM20,129 and the Kawasaki Z250SL at RM15,389.

In Malaysia, BMW Motorrad has begun displaying the 2016 G310R in local dealerships, but has not been forthcoming about a release date or pricing.