BMW G 310 R likely to be priced at Rs. 1.8 lakh. Pictured: TVS BMW G 310 RBMW Press

BMW Motorrad has revealed the price of the G 310 R for the UK market. The first sub 500cc motorcycle of the manufacturer has been priced at £4,290, which is approximately Rs. 3.88 lakh

The G 310 R's UK price is cheaper than the KTM Duke 390 price in the region. The Duke 390 has been priced at £4,549, which is approximately Rs. 4.11 lakh, reports Zigwheels. This means that the BMW bike is cheaper than the KTM Duke 390 in the UK.

Interestingly, both the models are manufactured in India. The BMW G 310 R for domestic as well as global markets is manufactured at TVS plant in Hosur, while the KTM Duke 390 is manufactured at Bajaj Auto's plant in Pune. The KTM Duke 390 currently sold on-road price of about Rs. 2.15 lakh in Pune. If the pricing pattern in the UK is also followed in India, the G 310 R will be priced less than Rs. 2.0 lakh in India and at that price point it makes a compelling case.

The final India pricing will be revealed in October when BMW Motorrad officially enters Indian market with the launch of the G 310 R. The G 310 R is the first bike from BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company alliance. It is the first BMW motorcycle to be made in India and also the first to be manufactured outside Europe.

At the heart of the G 310 R is an all-new 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts, together with electronic fuel injection. It can churn out a power of 33.5bhp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox.