2016 BMW G 310 R Preview
UPDATE: the BMW G 310 R will only be available in Asia, South America and Europe
Back in October during South America’s largest motorcycle show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, BMW unveiled its new entry-level concept, the Stunt G 310. The bike was designed by BMW Motorrad, but to keep costs low, produced in India by partner TVS Motor Company.
The Stunt 310 was designed with help from stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer, and a street model of the 310 was expected at EICMA this month. But BMW Motorrad released the road-going model a bit earlier. Meet the BMW G 310 R – the first roadster under 500cc by the Bavarian company.
Speaking of the new single-cylinder G 310 R, BMW says “Newly conceived from scratch, the G 310 R represents everything BMW Motorrad stands for: innovation, quality and of course 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 takes the typical BMW premium aspiration to the segment under 500 cc.”
The bike emulates much styling from the BMW S1000R, including the headlight and fuel tank. The highlight of the BMW G 310 R is the new 313cc liquid-cooled single cylinder with four valves and two-overhead camshafts. The engine is tilted backward and the cylinder head is turned 180 degrees so the intake track is at the front. The BMW G310R’s engine produces 34 horsepower at 9500 rpm, and over 20 ft/lbs of torque at 7500 rpm. The BMW G 310 R is also super light, weighing in at just under 350 lbs.
The chassis was designed for stability and ease of riding around town, and BMW further upgraded the brakes (300mm single disc up front, single 240mm out back) with ABS as standard equipment. There’s no word of pricing or USA availability, but these data should be released soon.
- Innovative liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts, backward-tilted cylinder and intake tract positioned at the front.
- Output 25 kW (34 hp) at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm (20 ft/lbs) at 7500 rpm.
- Rigid tubular steel frame, upside-down fork and long swinging arm for a high degree of ride stability, precise steering response and sound handling.
- Tires 110/70 R 17 at front and 150/60 R 17 at rear.
- High-performance brake system and ABS as standard.
- Sophisticated ergonomics and multi functional instrument cluster.
- Low seat height of just 30.9 inches.
- Dynamic roadster design with echoes of the S 1000 R.
- Developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad – produced in India by cooperation partner TVS Motor Company.
- Individually tailored optional accessories in the familiar high quality typical of BMW Motorrad.