With the possible launch of the much-awaited G 310 R, the first sub-500cc motorcycle from Bavarian brand BMW Motorrad is on the horizon. The rumour mills are back at work with news about the probable pricing and competitor check in the market.

According to the latest spin, the new BMW G 310 R is expected to come to the market next year and would be priced 'competitively'. A report of RushLane contends that the price of the G 310 R could go below TVS Apache RR 310. Apache RR 310, the new race-track born motorcycle, is currently priced at Rs 2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). The G 310 R is a mass market product for BMW and is jointly developed by the Indo-German alliance of BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company.

BMW G 310 R

BMW G 310 R, a big machine from German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad, is powered by a 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which can churn out 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and a maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox. BMW G 310 R employs a 300mm disc brake in the front and a 240mm at the rear. It features front upside down forks and monoshock suspension at the rear.

Also read: TVS Apache RR 310 review: Born on track, to take on street. PERIOD!

The G 310 R measures 1,988mm in length, 896mm in width, 1,227mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,374mm. To be pitted against KTM Duke 390 and Mahindra Mojo in India, the G 310 R is expected to be the most affordable offering from BMW till date. The model will be made at the TVS Motor Company's Hosur plant.