BMW G310R price revealed

BMW G310R price revealed on dealer website ahead of launch

THE price of BMW’s G310R has been unexpectedly revealed on a dealer website months ahead of the bike’s launch.
BMW’s 313cc single will cost £4,290 when it goes on sale on October 1.
That makes it £210 less than Yamaha’s MT-03, £60 less than Kawasaki's Z300 and £260 less than KTM’s 390 Duke.
The 34hp BMW is also down on power compared to its rivals, with the twin-cylinder MT-03 and Z300 producing 42hp and 39hp respectively and the single-cylinder 390 Duke making 43.5hp.
The price was published on the website of West Midlands dealership Blade BMW Motorrad, which is also taking orders for the model subject to a £100 deposit.
Here are the full specs:
Engine capacity: 313cc
Bore/stroke 80/62mm
Output: 34hp @ 9,500rpm
Torque: 20.6lbft @ 7,500rpm
Type: liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
No. of cylinders: 1
Compression/fuel: 10.6:1 / premium unleaded (95 RON)
Valve/accelerator actuation: DOHC
Valves per cylinder: 4
Intake/outlet: 33.5/27.2mm
Throttle valves: 42mm
Engine control: BMS-E2
Emission control: closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Alternator: 330W
Clutch: Multi-plate wet clutch
Gearbox: constant-mesh 6-speed
Rear wheel drive O-ring chain
Frame construction type: Tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolt-on rear frame
Front wheel suspension: Telescopic fork, Ø 41mm
Rear wheel suspension: Aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a directly-mounted spring strut
Total spring travel, front/rear: 140/131mm
Wheelbase 1,374mm
Steering head angle: 64.9°
Brakes front: Single-disc brake 300mm
Rear: Single-disc brake 240mm
ABS: BMW Motorrad ABS
Wheels: 5-spoke light alloy die-cast
Front: 3.0 x 17"
Rear: 4.0 x 17"
Tyres front: 110/70 R 17
Tyres rear: 150/60 R 17
Dimensions and weights:
Total length: 1,988mm
Total width with mirrors: 896mm
Seat height: 785mm
DIN unladen weight, road ready: 158.5kg
Permitted total weight: 345kg
Fuel tank capacity: 11 litres
Performance figures
Fuel consumption: 84.8mpg
Top speed: 90mph

Comments

That might work... except for when you're at the bottom end of the market the consumers tend to be very conscious of power output (the old British sensitivity for £-to-bhp ratio). I don't think the BMW brand has quite got the cachet with the yoof over here to overcome the fairly huge power deficit.

The way the pound's going these will all be the fat end of £5000 by the end of the year... & that's if it doesn't get worse.

Dansome's picture

Using the same logic, Triumphs will become cheaper EU-side, I hope.

Only slightly... remember that they're mostly made outside of the UK. Outside of the EU even.

They're made in India by TVS who's flagship 200cc motorcycle I wouldn't touch with a barge pole.

BubbaDaytona's picture

Triumphs are made from mostly out-sourced parts . They have been globalizing for the last two decades. Now, all those parts will see tariffs, unless they go back to sourcing things like electrics from Lucas. This is what happens when you start listening to politician liars with bad blonde toupees.
Triumph may survive, but it won't be easy unless the move the entire business out of the UK and concentrate on global markets.

In North America, Motorrad sales have dived in 2016, turns out selling over-priced, poorly designed bikes with a badge, that are designed to be only dealer-serviced, was not an ideal business plan. They have lost customers from the mid-2000s consumer base who are unlikely to come back.
http://www.bmwmoa.org/news/292002/BMW-Motorcycle-sales-down-in-USA.htm

That's basically why I quit BMWs after 15 years.

I wouldn't normally feel like I have to reply but there's always an exception.

Get over the EU vote, 16,000,000 people aren't 'more stupid than you' because you somehow have seen the light... It's done, get on board.

Secondly, triumph make a phenomenally good product, motorcycles are leasure/hobby toys that will still sell even if they were 10-15% more expensive.... I doubt they need to worry, additionaly they also make huge sums of profit, they won't go bust.

Additionally because parts are assembled/made in THAILAND (all models except for the very first runs of a new version) they can be flexible with how they 'make' their product swapping where parts are manufactured or assembled to get he best tax and tariff relief so I doubt you will see aby difference in cost, but if they do become more pricy that's just good news to current owners who will see less depreciation.

I think you summed it up pretty nicely.

Dansome's picture

From what I understand the Speed Triple (the only Triumph I care about) is still made in Hinckley. The same can't be said of the other models, I suspect.

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