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 much-anticipated launches among the enthusiasts. Ever since its unveiling in 2015, the naked streetfighter has created buzz with contemporary and muscular styling. What further adds more to its quotient is the fact that the BMW G 310 R is the first product developed under the BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company’s joint venture. However, the wait for the Indian motorcycling enthusiasts will be a little long as the company has again pushed back its launch to 2018.
Talking to English daily, Vikram Pawah, president of BMW India, said, “We need to have an adequate retail infrastructure before it (the G 310 R) becomes available here.” This indicates the BMW G 310R which was planned to be launched during coming festive season, will not come this year. As mentioned in the official statement, the launch has been delayed due to the company’s limited dealerships. Currently, BMW Motorrad has four showrooms in the country 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.
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
BMW Motorrad has confirmed that the India launch of the all-new G 310R bike will take place sometime next year. Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed the exact launch date or details of the motorcycle. Earlier, it was planned for the 2017 festive season (i.e. around Diwali in October or November).
|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).
|Engine||313cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder water-cooled|
|Maximum Power||34bhp @ 9,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||28Nm @ 7,500rpm|
At the heart of the streetfighter will be a 313cc, four stroke, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine that is also used in TVS Apache RR 310S. This motor generates a top power of 34bhp at 9,500rpm, while producing a peak torque of 28Nm at 7,500rpm. Transmitting power to the wheels is a 6-speed gearbox. Positioned towards the rear, the head of the engine is rotated to 180 degrees. The optimal placement of the engine.
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.
– 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
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.