The new promo video highlights the engineering innovations on the BMW G310R along with the interesting design language on the automaker’s smallest motorcycle.

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The TVS-BMW developed G310R has surely kept everyone excited for the new year that brings together the German-Indo partnership for the first time. The first sub 500cc motorcycle to come from BMW, the G310R is heavily inspired from the bigger German motorcycles and witnesses a host of technologies going into the model. With almost every detail out save for the riding experience, BMW has released the official promo video explaining some salient features.

The BMW G310R witnesses the engineering prowess of BMW being completely developed in Munich while the manufacturing will take place at the TVS Hosur facility keeping costs in check. Power comes from a 313cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve liquid-cooled DOHC engine with fuel injection tuned for 34 BHP and 28 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. As the automaker describes it, the cylinder head has been inclined backwards to 180-degrees, which has helped to achieve an optimum weight balance allowing a long swingarm despite a short wheelbase.

As a result, the BMW G310R has a lower centre of gravity which gives it higher agility. The roadster uses a steel trellis frame underneath while suspension duties are performed by 41 mm USD front forks and a monoshock unit at the rear. Braking performance on the other hand, comes from a 300 mm single disc at the front and a 240 mm disc with at the rear with ABS offered as standard. Interestingly, the G310R comes with a compression ratio of 10.6:1 making it compatible with all grades of fuel and one need not necessary look for higher octane fuel.

The smallest BMW will be first sold in India with the automaker setting up its individual dealerships to retail the model. The German auto giant iterates that despite the Indian manufacturing, the quality levels are on par with BMW’s larger capacity motorcycles which should be reassuring for developed markets. The made-in-India G310R will not only be the automaker’s big ticket to emerging markets but will also help rake in volumes by targeting the A2 license holders in Europe. A lower-priced version with the TVS badging is also said to be in the works that will rival the KTM Duke 200.

2016 TVS BMW G310R
The backward inclined engine allows lower centre of gravity for faster changes