BMW Motorrad Malaysia Launches the G 310 R

BMW Motorrad Malaysia officially launched the much awaited G 310 R lightweight.

The G 310 R is slated to conquer the 300-400cc market.

Brand standing and an unprecedented price point seen as the potential catalysts.

The most anticipated BMW motorcycle, the G 310 R has been officially launced!

BMW Motorrad Malaysia chose the best setting to launch the baby Motorrad at none other than the prestigious BMW Motorrad GS Trophy Southeast Asia Qualifier.

The 313cc, single-cylinder G 310 R has been priced at a market-busting price of RM 26,900 (with 6% GST, on-the-road, without insurance). Judging from the level of interest shown and price point, it is to dominate the 300 – 400cc.

But the G 310 R isn’t intended to be a mere entry-level model. Instead, it’s a premium lightweight motorcycle that’s practical for our Malaysian roads and motorcycle buying crowd.

The engine is newly developed with TVS Motor Company with performance, environmental concerns and fuel savings. Liquid-cooling, dual overhead cams, four valves and electronic fuel injection, gives it 34 bhp at 9,500 RPM and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 RPM. BMW claims a dry weight of only 158.5 kg.

The frame is tubular steel, robust and torsionally stiff. The front wheel is suspended by upside-down forks while the aluminium swingarm is connected directly by a spring strut.

A 2-channel ABS is standard on the G 310 R. The front is stopped by a single 300 mm disc, gripped by a radially mounted 4-piston caliper. The rear brake consists of a 2-piston caliper clamping a 240 mm disc.

As per BMW’s philosophy on environmental care, the G 310 R’s engine is mapped to the Euro 4 emissions standard, which includes a closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter. Fuel consumption is a frugal 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres.

The BMW G 310 R is priced at RM 26,900.00 (with 6% GST and on the road, without insurance).


Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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