BMW Motorrad recently revealed
the 'Concept Stunt G 310' at a bike show in a Brazil. According to unconfirmed
sources, it could be the preview of the 300 cc bike that the company will be
manufacturing with Indian two wheeler company TVS Motor India.
Codenamed the K3, the concept
bike has an uncanny resemblance to some of the spy shots of the motorcycle
planned by this collaboration. BMW is expected to produce several models based
on the K3 platform. The BMW-TVS partnership will be producing motorcycles in
the range of sub-500cc. While the bikes will be branded TVS in India, it would
be sold abroad under the BMW brand name.
Four-time World and European
stunt riding champion, Chris Pfeiffer, contributed to the realisation of the
BMW Concept Stunt 310. “Stunt riding is a demanding and multi-faceted sport.
Ideally you need a compact, agile bike which is also stable and robust at the
same time. You have to achieve the ideal balance between aggressiveness and
control”, explains Pfeiffer.
The BMW Concept Stunt G 310
combines all these qualities and makes clear at first sight: the newly
developed 1-cylinder engine allows for very compact proportions thanks to its
innovative concept. The special feature is the cylinder which is inclined
towards the rear and the cylinder head which is rotated by 180 degrees. This
permits optimum placement of the engine in the motorcycle and a short wheelbase
in spite of the long swinging arm thereby making the motorcycle very agile. The
low-slung front and the raised tail section promise fast and nimble changes of
direction as well as dynamic riding. By shifting the intake area towards the
front while also moving the exhaust system towards the rear it was possible to
place the rear silencer in an upright standing position underneath the seat
between engine and spring strut. In this way the silencer is optimally
protected and does not limit the stunt rider’s freedom of movement. Even though
you may hardly see it, you will not overhear it.
A special highlight on the BMW
Concept Stunt G 310 is the “stunt tail” which was specifically developed by BMW
Motorrad and which has not been seen in this shape on a stunt bike. It is
milled from solid aluminium and features an opening in the centre, which offers
the stunt rider a hold for his foot. Together with the non-slip seat, the
aluminium component also ensures a stable seating position when riding thanks
to its shape
Source: BMW Motorrad
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