New Competitor In The Market
BMW wants to enter small displacement bike market with a worthy competitor that is sure to put a smile on faces of riders. Yes, you’ve guessed it right, BMW G310R is the bike. Designed, crafted and engineered by BMW it will be produced right here in Bangalore, India at TVS Motor facility.
Does it look familiar? Inspired by the mighty S1000R, the BMW G310R looks one hell of a machine. The premium street kind of design with V-shaped headlamps, large sculpted tank, golden USD front forks and a massive exhaust looks stunning on BMW G310R.
A 313 cc, single cylinder, fuel injected and liquid cooled unit powers the BMW G310R and produces 34hp @9500 rpm and a peak torque of around 28nm @ 7500rpm. The engine is mated with a 6-speed transmission. The engine is designed to be efficient and thanks to the engine structure the bike gets a lower center of gravity for good maneuverability on the corners. The reduced engine power will help in good fuel economy as well as longer engine life.
BMW G310R is having a fully digital console which is covered by a rather tiny windshield. The instrument console provides all necessary information like the speedometer, odometer, tachometer, redline indicator, trip meter, fuel indicator, gear shift indicator, gear
Coming to braking we have Single 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted disc in the front and a 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper disc at the rear. The tire size is 110/70 R 17 at the front and 150/60 R 17 at rear. While ABS is there for international variant, but for India, ABS will be optional.
BMW G310R is available in 3 shades namely Pearl White Metallic, Strato Blue Metallic and Cosmic Black. Expected prices to be around 2.20-2.80 lacs. It will compete with the KTM 390 Duke, Bajaj Dominar 400 and Mahindra Mojo.
BMW G310R Technical Specification.
|Type||Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, wet sump lubrication|
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 62 mm|
|Rated output||34 hp (25 kW) at 9,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||21 lb-ft (28 Nm) at 7,500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||10.6 : 1|
|Mixture control / engine management||Electronic fuel injection, BMS-E2|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4|
|Alternator||Alternator 330 W|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance free|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated|
|Gearbox||Constant-mesh 6-speed transmision integrated in the motor housing|
|Drive||Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Tubular steel bridge-type frame with bolt-on rear frame|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside down telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload|
|Suspension travel front / rear||5.5″ / 5.2″ (140 mm / 131 mm)|
|Wheelbase||54.0″ (1,374 mm)|
|Castor||4″ (102.3 mm)|
|Steering head angle||64.9°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminum wheels|
|Rim, front||3.0 x 17″|
|Rim, rear||4.0 x 17″|
|Tyres, front||110/70 R 17|
|Tyres, rear||150/60 R 17|
|Brake, front||Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted|
|Brake, rear||Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS(Optional)|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Length||78.3″ (1,988 mm)|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||35.3″ (896 mm)|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||48.3″ (1,227 mm)|
|Seat height, unladen weight||30.9″ (785 mm)|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||70.3″ (1,785 mm)|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||349 lbs (158.5 kg)|
|Permitted total weight||760 lbs (345 kg)|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||411 lbs (186.5 kg)|
|Usable tank volume||2.9 gal (11 l)|
|Reserve||approx. 0.3 gal (1 L)|