Ahead of that, there is a designer in Japan who has come up with the world’s first customised BMW G 310 R. Takashi Nihira, who runs his shop in Tokyo by the name Wedge, has transformed the standard G 310 R naked street bike into something of a tracker styled bike.
Look closely and you will realize that almost every part of the G 310 R has been replaced by a custom part. Subframe, rear swing-arm, suspension, etc – all is custom made. He even replaced the 17 inch standard wheels with 19 inchers.
He also added a K&N filter which replaced the airbox, new fuel tank, new battery, new radiator, all of which are much smaller in size than before. This involved a lot of trial and error. But now, the bike is perfect and good to ride around the city, as well as some touring, says Nihira San.
Speaking about the standard G 310 R, it is manufactured at TVS Motor Co’s new assembly line within its Hosur plant. Developed as a part of technology cooperation agreement with TVS, BMW was responsible for R&D while TVS’ job is to manufacture the product for global consumption, ensuring a low-cost structure and high quality. A TVS version of the product which was previewed by the fully faired Akula 310 concept is also in the works.
The BMW G310R is powered by a 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is capable of 34 PS and 28 Nm of torque. The brand new engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
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The most affordable Beemer targets budding riders as well as experienced ones. BMW is hoping that TVS’ advantage of frugal manufacturing would give it a competitive edge when it comes to taking on the compact sportsbikes such as the KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Z300, Honda CB300F, etc., globally.