Finally after more than two years of developing a small-displacement motorcycle in collaboration with TVS Motorcycles of India, BMW Motorrad had unveiled the G 310 R. The new single-cylinder motorcycle is the first sub-500 cc motorcycle for the German motorcycle maker.
In design, the G 310 R takes a few cues from the company’s flagship naked, The S 1000 R, with its bulged fuel tank and body panels. Underneath there is a brand new 313 cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine the produces 34 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque. The bike is aimed at the developing markets, but it would also be a pretty decent option for a beginner who is looking at a premium brand.
For handling, the BMW has given the G 310 R a tubular frame and bolt-on rear frame for easy customization. At the front, there are a pair of chunky upside down forks while the rear monoshock is mounted to an aluminium swingarm. In the brakes department, the BMW G 310 R rocks a 300 mm, single-disc with four piston calipers at the front while the rear uses a 240 mm, 2-piston caliper unit. The G 310 R will come standard with 2-channel ABS.
The new BMW G 310 R will be at display for the first time at the 2015 EICMA motor show due next week between November 19 – 22.