It is official now, as motorcycle
major BMW Motorrad has revealed its TVS collaborated 300 cc motorcycle at the
EICMA 2015 show in Milan, Italy. The one cylinder, lightweight and powerful BMW
G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster and according to a company
release, it has neither too little nor too much of anything. The motorcycle
will compete directly with the recently introduced 300 cc Mojo from Mahindra
& Mahindra and even taken on the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli TNT
300, KTM Duke 200 and 390 and a few others.
Developed in Munich by BMW
Motorrad , the motorcycle has been produced in Bangalore, India in partnership
with TVS Motor Company, the release added. TVS Motor is India's third largest
motorcycle manufacturer with a production volume of some 2.5 million vehicles
Newly conceived from scratch,
the G 310 R represents everything BMW Motorrad stands for: innovation, quality
and many years of carefree partnership with its owner. Designed specifically
for the world market, the BMW G 310 R can run on the most diverse fuel
qualities, meets all emission standards and local requirements – and establishes
BMW in the segment under 500 cc.
This new bike from BMW-TVS has
an unmistakable visual kinship with athletic family members such as the BMW S
1000 R. The small headlamp mask with striking headlamp, dynamically modelled
fuel tank trim elements and characteristic roadster proportions with a striking
front section and dynamic rear give the BMW G 310 R a mature presence on the
road. Precisely sculpted surfaces define the dynamic side view. The compact,
dynamic proportions and the short wheelbase promise fast changes of direction,
while the high rear conveys a lightness that is suggestive of the bike's sporty
genes. In spite of the clearly visible naked bike character of the BMW G 310 R,
the side surfaces in body colour create a closed silhouette in athletic style.
High-end details such as a standard upside-down fork, quality materials,
supplementary fittings and excellent workmanship are best-in-class within the
segment, clearly underscoring the premium aspiration of the BMW G 310 R.
The centerpiece of the new BMW
G 310 R is a completely newly developed 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder
engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic
fuel injection. The capacity of 313 cc results from a bore of 80 millimeters
and a stroke of 62.1 millimeters.
The striking feature of the
engine is its backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder
head turned by 180 degrees, making it possible to position the intake tract at
the front, viewed in the direction of travel. With an output of 34 hp (25 kW)
at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 21 lb/ft (28 Nm) at 7,500 rpm, the engine
of the new G 310 R is a very dynamic partner in conjunction with the low
unladen weight of 349 lbs.
The new G 310 R offers a
markedly relaxed seating position for relaxed, stress-free and easy-going
motorcycling. As is characteristic of BMW Motorrad, all switches and controls
are easy to handle. Great importance was attached to simple and safe operation,
taking into account the most diverse rider anatomies.
Extremely compact and with a
broad spectrum of ride responsiveness, ranging from comfortable to sporty and
dynamic, the new G 310 R simply opens up a whole new world of experience in its
Rigid tubular steel frame,
upside-down fork and a long swingarm for a high degree of ride stability,
precise steering response and sound handling. In terms of suspension, the new G
310 R has a torsionally stiff, highly robust tubular steel frame in grid structure
with bolt-on rear frame. The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid
upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminum swingarm in conjunction
with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.
Like all BMW motorcycles, the
new G 310 R is fitted with ABS as standard. It combines a powerful brake system
with 2-channel ABS. At the front wheel, a single-disc brake with radially
bolted 4-piston fixed caliper and a brake disc diameter of 300 millimeters
ensures powerful and stable deceleration. At the rear, this function is
performed by a 2-piston floating caliper in conjunction with a 240-millimeter
brake disc. The G 310 R instrument cluster has a large liquid crystal display
that offers excellent clarity and a wide range of information.
The motorcycle stands on tyres
that are 110/70 R 17 at front and 150/60 R 17 at rear. It has a high-performance
brake system including ABS as standard.
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