Every since the prices of the G310 R and G310 GS we announced, I’ve been saying that BMW has overpriced the motorcycles by around a lakh rupees. I’ve repeated this numerous times to the many people who asked me whether the G310 GS was worth the money.
Truth be told, I was willing to buy the G310 GS even if it was a lakh more expensive than what they priced. Why? Well, that’s a matter of perspective and I’m pretty sure my logic won’t work for most people. You see, I have a Triumph Tiger 800 XRx which is brilliant on highways, but feels like a pig off-road. Mainly because, like most people, I’m not as skilled as a Dakar racer. And I’ve paid 15 lakhs for it. So I have absolutely no problem paying a third of that amount for a motorcycle which I can cruise on highways and literally throw around on trails without a damn care. Because the whole blessed point of riding a motorcycle off road is to have fun, and not be stressed out about it the whole time.
Now the problem is BMW assumed that there were a lot of people like me in India. If this article in Rushlane is to be believed, it turns out that may not be the case. 🙂
As a side note, its good to read that the BMW Motorrad dealers have stopped charging the illegal handling charges.