India’s BS6 emissions standards have caused most major motorcycle manufacturers to stand on their toes. Major motorcycle brands now have to ramp up their research and development to make sure the bikes conform to the new regulations set forth by the new measure. At the same time, many of the said manufacturers have also gone beyond simply improving their emissions, they went further by updating their products’ features and tech. However, along with these improvements, with it came a significant price hike.
BMW, on the other hand, seems to take a different approach that sets them apart from most of these manufacturers. The G 310 R and G 310 GS, two of BMW’s offerings built in partnership with one of India’s leading motorcycle brands, TVS. The G 310 bikes have the same levels of fit and finish inherent in BMW motorcycles with the same reliability and tech provided by TVS machines. Now, the two bikes are on the receiving end of the BS6 updates, but instead, BMW decided to make the two models even more affordable.
The price drop was made in response to the growing number of its competitors like the KTM 390 Duke. Now, BMW even decided to throw in some much-needed updates to steer you into consideration against other market offerings. Both the G 310 R and G 310 GS now come with full front and rear LED lights. It has also been said that the newer models would now be coming with throttle by wire systems, something that TVS has already been doing with its other motorcycle offerings conforming to the BS6 standards.
For reference, the BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS will have a price reduction somewhere around INR 30,000 or equivalent to almost P20,000. Currently, the BMW G 310 GS is priced at P300,000 while its more street-oriented iteration is priced at P360,000. We still haven’t received official word from BMW Motorrad Philippines as to when the price reductions would take effect with the new BS6 compliant bikes. However, we’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled and ears open for any updates if the prices officially drop in the Philippines.