The G310R marks BMW’s entry in the volumes space in emerging and developed markets alike and gives enthusiasts an easier access to the German brand’s renowned engineering capabilities.
One of the most awaited debuts at the 13th edition of the Auto Expo, the BMW G310R has officially made it the Indian soil, also marking BMW Motorrad’s official entry in the country. The most affordable BMW carries several bits from the bigger BMW models and boasts of good quality plastics as well as fit and finish in-line with the automaker’s promise to not compromise on quality.
The BMW R1200R and S1000R influences are very much evident when you check out the headlamp cluster and the angular side panels. The single-piece step up seat lends more of a comfort feel over sportiness, hinting towards the bike’s touring capabilities.
With no changes in specifications, the BMW G310R draws power from a 313cc single-cylinder 4-valve liquid-cooled, DOHC, fuel-injected engine tuned to produce 34 BHP at 9500 RPM and 28 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM, paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
Interestingly, the engine has the cylinder head twisted by 180-degrees with the cylinder also inclined backwards which not only helps in achieve better combustion but also help achieve a lower centre of gravity that further helps in offering improved handling. The street-fighter has a dry weight of 158.5 kgs.
The BMW G310R is based on steel trellis frame and gets USD forks up front and a monoshock setup at the rear with an aluminium swingarm. The naked motorcycle uses 300 mm front and 240 mm rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS as standard. BMW’s smallest displacement motorcycle in a long time, the G310R not only opens new avenues for the automaker but will also test TVS and its manufacturing capabilities without compromising on quality.
While it may not directly rival the KTM Duke 390, the G310R does pose as a threat to the Austrian along with the Kawasaki Z250, Benelli TNT 300 and the likes. A highly competitive price tag of a little over Rs. 2 lakhs (ex-showroom) is what we look forward to for the young Indo-German offering.
– This bike marks BMW Motorrad’s entry to India
– Powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder, DOHC engine
– Tuned to produce 34 HP of power and 28 Nm of torque