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Old 13th December 2018, 11:35   #1
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Default Big discounts on BMW-Motorrad G310R & GS models

BMW Motorrad have announced big discounts on both the G 310 R and 310 GS models. It is being presented as a year end clearance sale but most likely it is also due to the beneficent effect of the almighty Enfield 650 twins, power to them.

I spoke to the Pune dealer Bavaria Motors and they confirmed that the prices of both have come down minimum Rs. 40,000 or so consisting of 16,000/- insurance and 25,000 cash discounts. So the G 310GS which was priced at Rs. 4,46,000/- is now available at 4,06,000/-.

The BMW G 310 R which was Rs. 3, 86,000/- is now available at Rs. 3,45,000/-. When I expressed disappointment that it was not lower, he said a further discount of around Rs. 20,000/- could be available for some reason which I could not catch so the effective price becomes Rs. 3,26,000/- on road at Pune. This includes registration cost and 5 years insurance.

This is good news.
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So they have started feeling the heat from the RE Twins & Jawa launch. Apparently, there's only so much you can flog a badge, even if it is that of BMW . According to Rushlane , they have dropped handling charges too ! Maybe this has something to do with the not so positive publicity they got from a thread (The Bavaria Motors BMW Experience - Rs 15000 ransom to sell a motorcycle) in the forum as well as that of Deelip Menezes's blog?

All said and done, the layperson looking to purchase/ upgrade to a large capacity motorcycle will find it hard to resist the mouthwatering prices of the RE Twins (and maybe even Jawa offerings, as a package). And with the rumoured launch of KTM 390 Adventure not too far away, BMW Motorrad may not exactly have their cash registers ringing on account of the G310R, G310GS variants anytime in the foreseeable future .

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(Articles Couresy : http://deelipmenezes.com/ , https://www.rushlane.com/ )

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Default re: Big discounts on BMW-Motorrad G310R & GS models

And the BMW instagram page is getting flooded with the cries of existing users who thought the 'BMW badge' was worth the extra- and now find themselves at a loss of 70k - 1L within a couple of weeks / months.

The simple fact is - it's not selling (and thankfully so, considering the overpricing IMO). BMW, just like any other company - is trying discounts to push some vehicles off the showroom floor.

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Maybe this has something to do with the not so positive publicity they got from a thread (The Bavaria Motors BMW Experience - Rs 15000 ransom to sell a motorcycle) in the forum as well as that of Deelip Menezes's blog?
Lack of sales is a bigger motivator than any blog.

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Default re: Big discounts on BMW-Motorrad G310R & GS models

So BMW wasn't trying to position itself as a premium / niche brand by overpricing the bikes. A lot of us justified the price and expected low volumes considering limited dealer presence, inability to service many bikes etc. Maybe the current sales are far lower than whatever modest expectations BMW had.

On the whole, such price correction so early in life cycle of bike does not augur well for the brand. I wonder if these discounts will help move bikes off showroom floor since there has been some noise about BMW service charges which are enough to burn even the thickest of pockets.
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Maybe this has something to do with the not so positive publicity they got from a thread (The Bavaria Motors BMW Experience - Rs 15000 ransom to sell a motorcycle) in the forum
Wow, caught with their hand in the cookie jar ! Thanks for pointing me to this article. I will call Bavaria Motors again tomorrow and check if handling charges are a part of the quote. Or perhaps that was the additional Rs. 20,000 reductions the guy mentioned in a mumble.

In my opinion, though, even with these discounts, both bikes are still over priced. Even at 3,26,000/- it means that I can chip in 25,000 more and get myself a twin engined Ninja 300.
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Make Life a Ride with BMW Motorrad at a starting range of Rs 2.99 lacs. Exclusive offer on BMW G310 models with benefits upto Rs 60,000. Visit us to explore the entire range and test ride your favorite motorcycle. Contact BMW Lutyens Motorrad at 011-40190540. Offer valid till Dec 31, 2018. T&C apply.
I'm sure this offer will be valid for a while longer than they currently say!
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Someone please tell BMW to throw in some free service vouchers as well!

I don't think many people would have forgotten this episode that soon:


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The BMW premium experience, doing the rounds on WA -


G310R service bill is 9257/- at 2100kms.

Rs 4196/- just for cleaning the motorcycle and chain lube, Rs 2391/- for labour charges.

Justified?
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motor...vice-bill.html (BMW G310R owner shares first (atrocious) service bill)

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Ha ha . I feel happy in a weird way by this news

BMW thought of taking us for granted and hoped they can sell overpriced bikes just because its BMW. Learnt their lesson in a hard way. I am yet to see any of these bike on road (even in Bangalore), and already a price cut announced.

Still I feel these bikes are overpriced even after price cut.
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Default Big discounts on BMW-Motorrad G310R & GS models

As always the harder part of buying a luxury badge isn't the price per se, it's the maintenance costs that are atrocious for a common man.
With the G310 twins BMW has been able to cater to a common man but the service costs would still be BMWish.
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