While it has not been launched in Malaysia yet, the new BMW G310R naked bike has already garnered plenty of fans here that are anxiously anticipating its arrival. And this anticipation has intensified following a local authorised dealer’s move to open up bookings for the new lightweight naked.
The unnamed dealer, which is based in Subang Jaya, posted this ad recently on popular online classifieds Mudah.my. The dealer’s ad states that it is welcoming bookings with a refundable 20% down payment. First deliveries of the new BMW G310R in Malaysia are expected to commence starting June this year.
Official prices remain unconfirmed but according to the dealer’s ad, the BMW G310R is expected to carry a price tag that starts from RM25,000 up until RM30,000. As previously reported, the model was launched globally with the promise of an extensive list of accessories, and we reckon that will bring prices up higher too. Rumours indicate that the BMW G310R will be officially launched in Malaysia in March this year.
Introduced globally during last year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy, the BMW G310R marks BMW Motorrad’s first ever entry into the modern small capacity segment. The bike was developed and built in partnership with partners TVS Motorcycles of India, and it features a ‘revolutionary’ liquid-cooled DOHC 313cc single-cylinder engine with four valves and fuel injection powering it.
The BMW G310R naked is set to rival strongly against the likes of the Kawasaki Z 250/300 series, the Yamaha MT-25/MT-03, the Honda CB250F/CB300F naked twins, as well as the highly popular KTM 250 and 390-series Duke nakeds. BMW has confirmed plans of building a “mini adventure” variant based on the G310R naked, but a recent sport-bodied concept based on the naked revealed by TVS suggest the possibility of a sport-bodied sibling as well.
We’ll have more updates on this as it develops.