New BMW G310R was once again spied on Indian roads recently by Deepak Thavaselvam. It is powered by a single cylinder liquid cooled 313 cc engine, which is rated at 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
This engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Weighing 158.5 kgs, power to weight ratio stands at 212.7 hp/tonne, which is lesser than rival KTM Duke 390‘s 262 PS/ tonne. Claiming a mileage of about 36 kmpl, it has a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters.
Some of the highlights include upside down forks in the front, mono shock rear suspension, disc brakes with dual channel ABS, short wheelbase for easy manoeuvrability, Michelin tyres hugging the 17 inch 5 spoke alloys, 300 mm front disc with 4-piston fixed caliper and 240 mm rear disc with 2-piston floating caliper, LED side indicators, center stand, 12V charging socket, etc. Expect price to be in the INR 3 lakh range.
Making global debut late last year, India will be the first market where BMW G310R will be launched. This new naked motorcycle is the first fruit under BMW Motorrad – TVS JV which was formed in 2013.
Under this JV, BMW and TVS will jointly launch a series of new motorcycles in India in the under 500 cc segment. The technology co-operation agreement between BMW Motorrad and TVS sees the German entity responsible for product development. TVS is responsible for manufacturing both new bikes. Production should commence at TVS’ Hosur plant.
The first motorcycle is a BMW product, second will be a TVS product – a fully faired motorcycle based on the G310 platform.
This was showcased as a concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, called Akula 310. We expect it to be named Apache 300 upon launch. Speaking about product rivalry between TVS and BMW, distinct body styles will eliminate a situation of cannibalization, and help both manufacturers reach out to target audiences.
BMW G310R Techspecs
|Power||34 hp @ 9500 rpm|
|Torque||28 Nm @ 7500 rpm|
|Front Suspension||Upside down forks with 140 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock with 131 mm travel|
|Fuel Tank||11 Liters|
|Front Tyre||Michelin 110/70 R 17|
|Rear Tyre||Michelin 150/60 R 17|
|Front Brake||300 mm disc with 4-piston fixed caliper|
|Rear Brake||240 mm disc with 2-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||Dual Channel BMW ABS|
|Seat Height||Adjustable from 815 mm to 760 mm|
|Price||INR 3 lakh, ex-showroom (est.)|