Taking wraps of their first motorcycle which BMW has developed in association with India’s TVS Motors, meet the Concept G 310. In BMW’s words, the G 310 is an uncompromising interpretation of an aggressive and agile stunt bike based on a single cylinder study. It was revealed today at the Salao Duas Rodas, the largest motorcycle show in Latin America.
Designed and developed using extensive inputs from four-times World and European stunt riding champion, Chris Pfeiffer, the naked G 310 Concept is made for stunt riding.
“Stunt riding is a demanding and multi-faceted sport. Ideally you need a compact, agile bike which is also stable and robust at the same time. You have to achieve the ideal balance between aggressiveness and control”, explains Chris Pfeiffer.
The highlight of the new BMW TVS G 310 Concept its short wheelbase. This has been possible due to the placement of the cylinder which is inclined towards the rear and the cylinder head which is rotated by 180 degrees. This helped in making the wheelbase short, making the motorcycle agile. For dynamic riding, BMW TVS bike features a low-slung front and a raised tail section.
As the bike has been unveiled in Brazil, the colour of the concept bike is inspired by the country’s national flag.
Speaking about the exhaust note, BMW says that, “the sound of the BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is sure to attract attention.” The exhaust of the BMW TVS concept is located behind the engine, in a vertically downward position. This has been done so as to give complete freedom to the rider while stunt riding.
Speaking about the bike’s design characteristics, BMW says the idea was to keep the bike nimble, and at the same time the managing to centre the mass around the bike’s engine block. This has resulted in the bike looking very slim. The body panels are contoured in such a way that they generate a sense of flowing towards the front, thereby creating a sense of speed, even when the bike is stationary.
Being a concept, it comes with extensive stunt modifications. These include lockable throttle, altered gear ratio, oversized rear wheel, larger rear brake, additional brake lever, axle pegs on the front axle, crash bars to protect engine, and the stunt tail.
The production ready version, which is scheduled to be launched next year, will be devoid of these modifications. Some of the features that will carry on to the production version are upward down front supension, mono-shock rear suspension, BMW disc brakes, five spoke alloys, and Metzeler tyres.
Looking very similar to the KTM Duke, the BWM TVS 300 cc motorcycle will be aimed at a segment where the KTM Duke is not being offered, yet. Though BMW did not reveal engine specs on board the new concept, we expect the 310 cc single cylinder capable enough to generate around 35-40 PS.
Based on the G 310 concept’s K03 platform, BMW has confirmed that there will be a range of motorcycle on offer. These will include fully faired bikes, naked bikes, as well as adventure tourers.