BMW G310R continues testing in India – No sign of launch
BMW G310R has entered production at the TVS Motor’s plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu some months ago.
BMW G310R is one of the most awaited bikes. In spite of this, when BMW India announced their official entry into India last month, the G310R was not on the list of bikes they put up on sale in the country. It is not clear as to when they plan to launch the bike in India.
Still, the new BMW G310R continues to be tested on Indian soil. The latest spy shot is credit to our reader Neeru Neeruganti. Already launched in several markets abroad, it is the first motorcycle under the BMW Motorrad and TVS Motors joint venture.
BMW G310R is powered by a new 313 cc water cooled single cylinder engine offering 34 PS peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm peak torque at 7,500 rpm while mated to a 6-speed transmission. The bike promises sharp dynamics along with impressive fuel efficiency. BMW G310R has a fuel tank of 11 liter capacity and total weight stands at 158 kgs, which results in effective power to weight ratio of 212.7 bhp per tonne.
New BMW G310R features a sleek headlamp, aggressive stance and an overall athletic look. It gets an instrument cluster with large liquid crystal display offering a wide range of information. Braking is via 300mm disc brakes with four piston calipers in the front and 240mm disc brakes with single piston calipers at the rear.
It gets upside down forks in the front and monoshock at the rear. Michelin tyres are standard for the international market. Price of new BMW G310R in India is expected to be in the INR 1.8 lakh range. Once launched, it will compete with the KTM Duke 250, which was launched in India last week.
|Type||Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, wet sump lubrication|
|Bore x stroke||80 mm x 62,1 mm|
|Rated output||25 kW (34 PS) at 9500 U/min (ECE Version)|
|Max. torque||28 Nm at 7500 U/min|
|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|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||143 km/h|
|Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km||3.33 l|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)|
|Alternator||Alternator 330 W|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance free|
|Clutch||Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated|
|Gearbox||Synchromesh 6-speed transmision Integrated in the motor housing.|
|Drive||Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Bolted steel frame, drive unit load-bearing, tubular steel rear frame.|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside down fork , Ø 41 mm|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload|
|Suspension travel front / rear||140 mm / 131 mm|
|Steering head angle||64,9°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium 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|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||820 (849) mm|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1.080 mm|
|Seat height, unladen weight||785 mm|
|Inner leg curve, unladen weight||1,760 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)||158,5 kg|
|Permitted total weight||345 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||186,5 kg|
|Usable tank volume||11 l|
|Reserve||approx. 1 l|