– BMW G310R recently showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
– The company will also showcase the G 310 GS, F750 and F850 GS at the Expo.
– BMW G310R has been designed and developed with joint efforts of BMW Motorrad and TVS.
– The G310R will most affordable BMW motorcycle in the country.
The TVS BMW G310R is the first sub-500cc motorcycle developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company.
The long-awaited BMW G310R naked streetfighter has been unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. BMW had unveiled the new BMW G 310 R motorcycle at the 2016 Auto Expo, but that model was the international specific model. With contemporary and muscular styling, the naked streetfighter has created buzz ever since its unveiling at the 2015 EICMA in Milan. The motorcycle will go on sale in the Indian two-wheeler market by the mid 2018. Alongside G310R, the company has showcased the G310GS Adventure tourer. Just so you know, the BMW G 310 R is the first BMW bike developed under the BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company’s joint venture.
BMW has already started manufacturing this motorcycle at the TVS Hosur based plant in Chennai. The company is also exporting this naked streetfighter to select international markets from India. Before launching its affordable bikes, the company aims to expand its dealership network in the country. Powering the motorcycle is a 313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled engine that also powers the TVS Apache RR 310. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Upon launch, it will challenge the likes of KTM Duke 390 and others in its league. Read: BMW G310 GS Adventure – All You Need To Know
– 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
The long-awaited BMW G 310 R naked streetfighter has made its public debut at the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive event, Delhi Auto Expo. The company has officially announced that the all-new G 310R will go on sale in the Indian market in 2018. Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date or details of the motorcycle. The motorcycle will go on sale before this year’s festive season (Diwali). 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 naked streetfighter is already on sale in UK market at Rs 3.38 lakh, which gives an inkling of its India pricing. The India-spec model will be priced lower than the UK-spec model. Designed and developed jointly by BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company, the highly-anticipated BMW G 310 R is being produced at TVS’s Hosur plant in Bengaluru. This will save it from the hefty excise duty. With a high level of localisation, the company aims to achieve a lucrative pricing for the entry-level streetfighter. We expect the BMW G310R price in India will fall between Rs 2.0 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom). If launched at this price, it will be the most affordable BMW motorcycle in the country. Read About: TVS Apache RTR 300
In terms of styling, the BMW G310R naked bike seems heavily inspired from big BMW bikes including S1000RR and the R1200R. This BMW entry-level performance motorcycle is built on a tubular steel frame and carries looks of a stunt bike. Some of the exciting features in the motorcycle includes lockable throttlee grip, brake lever on left-side of handlebar, oversized rear wheel brake, axle pegs on front axle and stunt tail. Most of the design cues in the production version G310R are shared from the BMW Concept Stunt G310R, which was previewed 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. Some of the key features include sporty tank shrouds, muscular fuel tank and fully digital instrument cluster. The LCD dash houses gear indicator, bar graph tachometer, trip computer functions, shift light, etc. The bike gets 17-inch alloys shod with 110/70-R17 and 150/60-R17 Metzeler tyres at front and rear respectively.
|Usable Tank Volume||11-litres|
In terms of proportions, the streetfighter is 1,988mm, 896mm and 1,227mm in length, width and height respectively. For the rider’ comfort, the large cushiony seat is placed at a height of 785mm. It sits on a compact 1,374mm wheelbase, which ensures excellent performance during sharp corners and on straight highways. It comes with a payload capacity of 186.5kg, while the usable tank volume is around 11 litres. The motorcycle has a ground clearance of 155mm, which is decent for city roads.
|Engine||313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled|
|Maximum Power||34bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
Powering the naked streetfighter is a 313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also powers the TVS Apache RR 310. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 34bhp at 9,500rpm along with a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. Delivering power to the rear wheel is a 6-speed gearbox. Positioned towards the rear, the head of the engine is rotated to 180 degrees.
On fuel efficiency ground, BMW’s affordable streetfighter will be a decent performer. It is likely that BMW and TVS’ entry level G310R will deliver a mileage around 30kmpl in city and 36.5kmpl on highway.
Power-packed with 313cc, single-cylinder engine, the new BMW G310R (global-spec) is claimed to attain a top speed of over 145kmph. On the other hand, the India-spec version will have an electric speed limit of around 145kmph to 150kmph.
The streetfighter’s suspension mechanism includes inverted telescopic forks at front and monoshock absorbers at rear. Built on BMW’s tubular steel chassis, the kerb weight of the naked streetfighter is estimated to be around 158.5kgs. Braking power is sourced 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 ABS (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