India-made BMW G310R launched in Taiwan – Price Rs 5.8 lakh

The motorcycle targets young urban audience.

BMW has launched their new G310R naked motorcycle in Taiwan at a starting price of NT$269,000. This is approximately Rs 5.8 lakh, as per currency conversion rates today.

It was last year when the official website for the BMW G310R compact naked sportsbike had gone live. At that time, there were many countries listed, except India. Yes, the country where the motorcycle is being manufactured, is where it has not been launched. India launch has been postponed to 2018.

The G310R is based on a new platform which is engineered by BMW in Germany and manufactured by TVS in Indian as per the technology cooperation agreement between the two companies. Manufacturing it India gives BMW a cost advantage which is reflected in the bike’s price tags for the UK and Germany.

The most affordable Bimmer undercuts the likes of KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Z300 and Yamaha MT-03 in the international markets. The compact street fighter complies with the EU-4 emission standards.

BMW's launch plans for its latest production in India remains unclear as of now. We expect it to be launched in the coming months.
BMW’s launch plans for its latest production in India remains unclear as of now. We expect it to be launched in the coming months.

Power comes from a 313 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor which belts out 34 PS at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. Transmission is a 6-speed unit. The G310R is held together by a steel frame which holds the engine as a stressed member. USD front fork and rear monoshock constitute the suspension setup.

The 300 mm front and 200 mm rear discs are governed by ABS. The BMW G310R measures 2,005 mm in length, 820 mm in width, 1,080 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,374 mm. Kerb weight and top speed stand at 158.5 kg and 143 kmph respectively.


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
  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank