It’s been a long time coming but BMW has finally taken the wraps off its first-ever entry-level roadster in the G 310 R.

Developed alongside Indian manufacturer TVS Motors, the 310 is a machine BMW hopes will hook in new riders and keep them part of the BMW family for life – a strategy Ducati is also following with their upcoming low-capacity Scrambler.

The 310 is actually a 313cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke, with the cylinder tilted backwards and rotated 180°. That means the intake is at the front and exhaust at the rear, with the little engine reportedly making 34hp at 9500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 7500rpm.

The 313cc engine is encased in a tubular steel chassis, with unadjustable upside-down front suspension and a single shock out back with preload adjustment. ABS is standard with a four piston caliper up front.

No word yet has been released on price or availability from BMW Motorrad here in the States.