BMW Concept Stunt G 310
Designed with input from four-time World and European stunt-riding champion Chris Pfeiffer, the BMW Concept Stunt G 310 was unveiled in Sao Paulo during South America’s largest motorcycle show.
“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,” Pfeiffer says. “You have to achieve the ideal balance between aggressiveness and control.”
These thoughts lead to the creation of the BMW Concept Stunt G 310, a single-cylinder motorcycle. The BMW Stunt G 310 features a cylinder that is inclined towards the rear has been rotated by 180 degrees.
BMW says this design “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.”
With Chris Pfeiffer’s input, the G 310 features many modifications to ensure agility and controls needed for stunting.
BMW says the lockable throttle ensures constant propulsion even when the rider’s hand has to let go of the throttle grip. In addition a slightly altered gear ratio secures greater propulsive force to the rear wheels at low engine speeds while the intentionally over-sized rear wheel brake ensures reliable deceleration in every situation.
A second, even larger rear wheel brake allows the rider to brake the rear wheel using only his middle finger, in case his right foot is not on the footrest in certain stunts. The additional brake lever is specially placed on the left side of the handlebars and can even be operated at the same time as the clutch.
So-called axle pegs on the front axle and in the seat area give the rider additional options for placing his feet which go way beyond the possibilities offered by normal foot rests. The distinctive red crash bars provide additional protection for the engine. 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 aluminum and features an opening in the center, which offers the stunt rider a hold for his foot. Together with the non-slip seat, the aluminum component also ensures a stable seating position when riding thanks to its shape.
There’s no doubting the appearance of the new G 310. Speaking of the design, Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design says: “The BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is a real eye-catcher. Everything on this concept seems to be shouting out to ride it and defy the laws of gravity.”
The BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is only that for now – a concept. But due to the popularity of stunt motorcycling across the world and the design of this bike, this will likely go into production.