BMW Motorrad has produced plenty of motorcycles throughout the years, including cruisers, enduros, off-roaders, sport bikes, and scooters. However, the one thing it hasn’t done is a single-cylinder motorcycle with less than half a litre of displacement. But all that is set to change with the arrival of the G 310 R!
Made from scratch, the G 310 R is designed specifically for the world market and can run on the most diverse of fuel qualities, meets all emission standards and local requirements – and takes the typical BMW premium aspiration to the segment under 500 cc.
The centrepiece of the new BMW G 310 R is a newly developed 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection. The capacity of 313 cc results from a bore of 80 millimetres and a stroke of 62.1 millimetres.
The striking feature of the engine is its backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder head turned by 180 degrees, making it possible to position the intake tract at the front, viewed in the direction of travel. It has output of 34 hp at 9 500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7 500 rpm, with low unladen weight of 158.5kg.
The new G 310 R offers a markedly relaxed seating position for stress-free and easy-going motorcycling. As is characteristic of BMW Motorrad, all switches and controls are simple and within the rider’s easy reach.
The new G 310 R is also able “to master lengthy bends and fast passages with directional stability, displaying athletic talent without any loss of comfort”. Extremely compact and with a broad spectrum ranging from comfortable to sporty and dynamic, the new G 310 R simply opens up a whole new world of experience in its segment when it comes to ride response.
Rigid tubular steel frame, upside-down forks and a long swinging arm for a high degree of ride stability, precise steering response and sound handling. In terms of suspension, the new G 310 R has a torsionally stiff, highly robust tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolt-on rear frame. The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swing- arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.
Like all BMW motorcycles, the new G 310 R is fitted with ABS as standard. It combines a strong brake system with 2-channel ABS. At the front wheel, a single-disc brake with radially bolted 4-piston fixed caliper and a brake disc diameter of 300 millimetres ensures powerful and stable deceleration. At the rear, this function is performed by a 2-piston floating caliper in conjunction with a 240-millimetre brake disc. The G 310 R instrument cluster has a large liquid crystal display that offers excellent clarity and a wide range of information.
The new BMW G 310 R is developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad and produced in India by cooperation partner TVS Motor Company.
The highlights of the new BMW G 310 R:
– Output of 34 hp and a maximum torque of 28 Nm.
– Rigid tubular steel frame, upside-down fork and long swinging arm for a high degree of ride stability, precise steering response and sound handling.
– Tyres 110/70 R 17 at front and 150/60 R 17 at rear.
– High-performance brake system and ABS as standard.
– Sophisticated ergonomics and multifunctional instrument cluster.
– Low seat height of just 785 millimetres.
– Dynamic roadster design with echoes of the S 1000 R.
– Individually tailored optional accessories in the familiar high quality typical of BMW Motorrad.