BMW G310R continues testing in India - No sign of launch

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.

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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.

Specifications

Engine
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
Capacity 313 ccm
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)
Electrical system
Alternator Alternator 330 W
Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance free
Power transmission
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
Wheelbase 1,374 mm
Castor 102,3 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
Length 2.005 mm
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

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