Just over a week since BMW Motorrad officially launched the new G 310 GS to the world, the German motorcycle manufacturer finally unveils its road-biased counterpart for 2021, the G 310 R. When its very first spy photos started surfacing online last month giving little hints about its new design, people were eager to see the new bikes. Now, the wait is finally over. With BMW’s introduction of the 2021 G 310 R, the duo of the brand’s smallest bikes is finally complete.
BMW Motorrad India officially unveiled the 2021 G 310 R with its own slew of upgrades. The more road-biased G 310 R gets a subtle design change that now features a more angular headlight cluster and a redesigned side panel cover.
With the engine’s internals, BMW didn’t reveal much about the modifications and engineering required for G 310 R and GS’s new homologation. The important thing is, both models are now Euro 5 and BS6 compliant which means they’ll remain in the market for a longer period of time. Complying with the new emissions standards didn’t mean sacrificing its power figures with the 313 cc single-cylinder engine still churning up 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque. However, while the power figures remain unchanged despite the new homologation, it did gain a little weight as it now tips the scales at 164 kg from 158 kg.
Similar to the upgrades given to its GS adventure counterpart, the G 310 R now gets full LED lighting from both the front and rear, adjustable brake/clutch levers, and ride-by-wire throttle. It now comes with a new set of color options namely: blue and white; black and white; and black, white, and red combination.
Yet, among all of the G 310 R’s updates, the most important change it gets is actually its price drop. Both the G 310 R and its adventure twin, the G 310 GS are now significantly more affordable than their predecessors. While BMW Motorrad Philippines is still yet to release its official pricing, in India, the new G 310 R is priced at Rs 2.85 lakh or roughly around P162,000 while the G 310 GS has been priced at Rs 2.85 lakh or around P188,000. Currently, the older generation BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS are priced in the Philippines at P260,000 and P300,000 respectively. Let’s just hope that after importation costs, taxes, and customs duties, the prices of the new bikes would still be significantly lower once they hit the showrooms.