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.
BMW G310R is, undoubtedly, one of the most-awaited upcoming new bikes among the enthusiasts of the country. Ever since its unveiling in 2015, the naked streetfighter has created buzz with contemporary and muscular styling. Additionally, the BMW G 310 R is the first BMW bike developed under the BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company’s joint venture. It was speculated that the motorcycle will be launched in the country in early 2018; however, the bike won’t be launched in the first H2 of 2018. The wait for the Indian motorcycling enthusiasts will be a little long as the company has again pushed back its launch to second half of 2018.
Interestingly, BMW will also launch the G 310 GS adventure tourer in the Indian market in the second half of 2018. Additionally, BMW is also aiming to increase its dealership network before launching its affordable bikes. Currently, BMW Motorrad has four dealerships in the country – Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru – and that too for the high-end motorcycles. With an aim to cater to a wider set of buyers, the company will first focus on expanding its dealership network.
The BMW G310R styling seems heavily inspired from the S1000RR and the R1200R. Powering the naked streetfighter is a 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that will also power the TVS Apache RR 310S. This engine is good for 34bhp and 28Nm of torque. This motorcycle is claimed to have a top speed of 145kmph and fuel efficiency of 36.05kmpl. For suspension duties, the bike has 41mm upside-down fork and monoshock with adjustable preload at the front and rear, respectively. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 110/70 R17 tyre at the front and 150/60 R17 at the rear.
Production of the BMW G 310 R is already underway at TVS’s Hosur plant in Bengaluru. In fact, the company has been shipping the motorbike to the European and US markets. With a high level of localisation, the company aims to achieve a lucrative pricing for the entry-level streetfighter. First previewed at the 2015 EICMA in Milan, the sub-500 sports bike was also displayed at India’s largest auto event, Auto Expo in 2016. With the G 310 R, BMW will foray into the small capacity bike segment and is likely to carry a competitive pricing of Rs 2 lakh. Read – BMW G310 GS Adventure – All You Need To Know
It was speculated that BMW will launch this naked streetfighter in the Indian market this festive season; that didn’t happen. The company has already confirmed that the India launch of the all-new G 310R bike will take place in the second half of 2018. Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date or details of the motorcycle. We will update you as soon as BMW reveals anything on the same.
|Non-ABS||Rs 2 lakh – 2.20 lakh|
|ABS||Rs 2.50 lakh – 2.75 lakh|
The streetfighter is already on sale in UK market at a starting price of Rs 3.38 lakh (approx.), which gives an inkling of its India pricing, likely to be lower than the UK market. Designed and developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company , the highly-anticipated BMW G 310 R is being manufactured at TVS’s Bengaluru based unit. This will save it from the hefty excise duty. Considering the copious localisation, we expect the bike to be priced between Rs 2.0 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom). You May Also Like: TVS Apache RTR 200 | TVS Apache RTR 300| New TVS Victor
|Engine||313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled|
|Maximum Power||34bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
At the heart of the naked streetfighter is a 313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also powers the TVS Apache RR 310S. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 34bhp at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Positioned towards the rear, the head of the engine is rotated to 180 degrees.
The suspension mechanism of the naked streetfighter comprises of a 41mm upside-down fork at the front and monoshock with adjustable preload at the rear. The bike also comes equipped with dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). For braking duties, the G310R gets a 300mm single-disc with radially bolted four-piston caliper at the front and a 240mm two-piston caliper at the rear.
BMW’s lucrative model is expected to return impressive fuel economy. It is likely that BMW and TVS’ entry level G310R will deliver a claimed mileage of 30kmpl within city and 36.5kmpl on highway.
Equipped with 313cc, single-cylinder engine, the new BMW G310R is claimed to achieve a top speed of over 145kmph. It is expected that the India-spec model will have a top speed of around 145kmph to 150kmph.
– TVS Draken concept-inspired fuel tank and headlamp cluster
– Large radiator grille
– Single projector headlight
– Back-to-front cylinder setup
– Side mount exhaust
– Pronounced tank extensions
– 11-litre fuel tank
– Disc brakes
– Dual-channel ABS
|Usable Tank Volume||11-litres|
The sub-500cc, streetfighter bike will measure 1,988cc long, 896mm wide and 1,227mm high. For the comfort of rider, the large cushiony seat is placed at a height of 785mm. Wheelbase on the other hand will be 1,374mm long and it will come with a playload capacity of 186.5kg, while the usable tank volume is around 11 litres.
The spy shots of the bike give a clear insight into its design and styling that will be largely inspired by its concept version unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo. Along with the ABS version, the bike is also likely to be offered with a non-ABS version. Combining looks of a stunt bike and performance of a bike, the entry-level performance bike from BMW will get elements like lockable throttle grip, brake lever on left-side of handlebar, oversized rear wheel brake, axle pegs on front axle and stunt tail.
While the bike will also borrow some inputs from BMW Concept Stunt G310R, revealed at the 2015 Salao Duas Rodas show in Brazil. The concept was built with help from Chris Pfeiffer, who has won the 4X World and European stunt riding champion.
Suspension mechanism uses inverted telescopic forks at front and monoshock rear absorbers at rear. Based on BMW’s tubular steel chassis, the kerb weight of the naked streetfighter is estimated at 158.5kgs. The 17-inch alloys are wrapped around 110/70-R17 and 150/60-R17 Metzeler tyres at front and rear respectively. Stopping power on the bike will come from the 300mm single disc front brake and 240mm rear disc brake with 2-piston floating caliper. In addition, the bike will also get a standard dual-channel anti-lock-braking system.
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