TVS BMW G310R’s new 34bhp, 313cc, single-cylinder engine delivers a claimed mileage of 36kmpl.
The TVS BMW G310R is the first sub-500cc motorcycle developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company.
January 21, 2017 – After acquiring a sizeable chunk in the passenger segment, BMW India is now eyeing the two-wheeler market. The first model to roll out from BMW Motorrad in India will be the BMW G310R. It is expected that BMW G310R will debut in India by March or April 2017 and the GS Adventure version will follow suit. One of the highly anticipated models in the entry level performance segment, BMW G310R is built jointly by TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad. While BMW is looking into the technical aspect, TVS Motor Company is involved in the production. That said the production of the naked sports bike has already started at TVS Motor Company’s manufacturing facility located in Bengaluru.
First revealed at 2015 EICMA in Milan, the sub-500cc sports bike was put on display at the 2016 Auto Expo and was slated to launch during the festive season last year. Power on the naked bike will come from the 313cc single cylinder engine putting out healthy power and torque. Just so you know, the TVS-BMW JV could build more bikes on the TVS-BMW K03 platform including a sportbike, adventure tourer and a roadster. It is to be noted that these bikes will feature a small capacity engine and are expected to develop less power than other models in the BMW Motorrad range. Read – BMW G310 GS Adventure – All You Need To Know
Slated to launch around festive season last year, the launch was deferred to 2017. BMW Motorrad’s debut model will launch in India by March and April 2017.
|Non-ABS||Rs 2 lakh – 2.20 lakh|
|ABS||Rs 2.50 lakh – 2.75 lakh|
The sub-500cc naked bike from BMW Motorrad is available for £4,290 in UK which equates to Rs 3.88 lakh. Considering that BMW will produce it at TVS’ manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, it will not attract any export duty, implying a relatively low price than UK market. The high-level of localisation will bring down the price notably with prices estimated to fall between Rs 2.0 lakh to Rs 2.75 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine||313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled|
|Maximum Power||34bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
Fuel efficiency is a vital parameter and this upcoming bike promises to return impressive mileage. The entry level performance sports bike from BMW is claimed to return deliver 30kmpl in city conditions and 36.5 kmpl on highway.
– TVS Draken concept-inspired fuel tank and headlamp cluster
– Large radiator grille
– Single projector headlight
– Back-to-front cylinder setup
– Side mount exhaust
|Usable Tank Volume||11-litres|
The sub-500cc bike measures 1,988cc long, 896cc wide and 1,227mm high. The large seat is placed at a height of 785mm, whereas the wheelbase measures around 1,374mm long. As for the payload capacity it weighs around 186.5kgs and the usable tank volume estimates at 11 litres.
Caught testing around country several times, the sports bike will retain most of the styling cues from the prototype revealed at the 2016 Auto Expo. Reports also suggest that there could be a non-ABS version as well on the model series. Coming to the looks, the entry-level performance bike combines looks of a stunt bike and performance of a sports bike. Use of styling elements such as the lockable throttle grip, oversized rear wheel brake, brake lever on the left-side of handlebar, axle pegs on the front axle and stunt tail accentuate the stunt bike look.
Some of the design inputs are also borrowed from the BMW Concept Stunt G310R, showcased at 2015 Salao Duas Rodas show in Brazil. This concept was built with the help from Chris Pfeiffer, who has been 4X World and European stunt riding champion.
Power will be sourced from the 313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine making top power of 34bhp at 9500rpm along with 28Nm torque at 7500rpm. For transmitting power, it will use the 6-speed manual unit. BMW claims that the bike’s engine is inclined towards rear and the head is rotated to 180 degrees.The optimal placement of the engine aided in restricting the length of the wheelbase. In terms of performance, this entry level sub-500cc sports bike will fare well offering 145kmph of top speed.
Suspension system includes an inverted telescopic fork at front and monoshock set up at rear.It uses on the tubular steel chassis and weighs around 158.5kgs (kerb weight). The bike will ride on the 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped to the 110/70-R17 Metzeler tyre in front and 150/60-R17 unit at rear. As for the stopping power, it will use a 300mm single disc front brake and 240mm rear disc brake with 2-piston floating caliper. Along with it, the sub-500cc streetfighter will also get a dual-channel anti-lock braking system as a standard provision.
Front – Inverted telescopic fork
Rear – Monoshock
Front – 110/70 – R17
Rear – 150/60 – R17
Front – 300mm single disc
Rear – 240mm rear disc with 2-piston floating caliper