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 Motorrad is all prepared to introduce its most affordable motorcycle – BMW G310R – in India. Though the company has confirmed its India launch by mid this year, this entry-level performance bike is likely to see a release in March or April 2017. Developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company, the BMW G310R will be produced at TVS Motor Company’s manufacturing facility located in Bengaluru. While BMW is responsible for the bike’s technical aspect, TVS Motor Company is involved in the production.
First previewed at 2015 EICMA in Milan, the sub-500cc sports bike was put on display at the 2016 Auto Expo. Power will be sourced from a 313cc single cylinder engine churning out 34bhp against 28Nm of 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
BMW Motorrad has already confirmed that the G310R will go on sale in India by mid 2017. Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date of the bike. Reports suggest that this naked sports bike will be launched in 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 already on sale in UK at £4,290 (approx. Rs 3.88 lakh). Since TVS’ Bengaluru plant will be production hub for the bike, 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. The new BMW motorcycle is estimated to come within the range of 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 offer 30kmpl on urban roads and 36.5kmpl 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 overall length, width and height of this sub-500cc bike measure 1,988mm, 896mm and 1,227mm respectively. 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.
Since the bike has already been spied multiple times, we have a clear idea about its final design and styling. The sports bike retains 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.
What further accentuate its appearance is 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. Some of the design inputs are shared with the BMW Concept Stunt G310R, unveiled 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.
At the heart of the bike will be a 313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled motor delivering top power of 34bhp at 9500rpm and 28Nm torque at 7500rpm. For transmitting power, it will use the 6-speed manual gearbox. 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.
The inverted telescopic fork at front and monoshock rear suspension setup takes care of dumping duties. The bike sits on the tubular steel chassis and weighs around 158.5kgs (kerb weight). The bike will run on the 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with 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
TVS BMW G310R is the first sub-500cc motorcycle that has been designed and developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company. Upon launch, it will be the most affordable offering from the BMW Motorrad in India.