BMW Motorrad has started teasing their latest prodigy internationally. This pocket rocket is the first product from the TVS-BMW association and will be manufactured for most of the markets (if not all) at the Hosur facility and will be exported globally. A new video released by the company talks about how motorcycling gives a rider freedom, especially in the busy city life.
The rider believes riding a bike through a city is like being in a jungle. In this case, instead of trees you have cars and buses. But what is more interesting are a few new revelations about G310R.
The motorcycle will have a 313 cc single cylinder water cooled mill which churns out 34 PS of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Top speed, fuel efficiency and fuel tank capacity?
Here is what we get to know…
- Interestingly, the top speed has been claimed to be 145 kmph, which may not go down too well for power aficionados. The saving grace however is that we have seen manufacturers under-quote top speed figures (for example Unicorn 150’s top speed is claimed to be 101 kmph) and we hope this BMW is slightly faster…
- The fuel tank too is a small 11 litre unit, a pain which KTM riders would surely empathise with. Out of this 1 litre will be for reserve (only?). Claimed fuel efficiency is 30 kmpl which gives it a maximum range of 330 kms. In the real world, it may be even shorter.
- G310R needs a minimum 95 octane fuel rating which is not easily available in India. In fact none of its direct and indirect competitors need anything more than the 91 octane fuel which is available at your nearest petrol pump. For our market, we believe there will be necessary changes made according to the availability.
Need some more figures? Here you go:
- Complies to Euro 4 emission norms
- 41 mm upside down front forks
- 140 mm front suspension travel
- 131 mm rear suspension travel
- 64.9 degree steering head angle
- Front tyre size: 110/70 R17
- Rear tyre size: 150/60 R17
- Front disc: 300 mm single disc with 4 piston callipers
- Rear disc: 240 mm single disc with single piston
- LxWxH: 1,988 mm x 896 mm x 1,227 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,374 mm
- Wet Weight: 158.5 kg
- Seat Height: 785 mm
The bike will get ABS as standard, something which has been seen in all BMW Motorrad products since 2013. G310R was also recently spotted in action in India recently which signals that the company is bracing up for its launch in the coming few months.
Here is the G301R Video
Essentially, BMW is expected to promote G310R as a fun-to-ride city gadabout and their first teasers reflect the same. Surprisingly, on its home page which lists all the destined markets, India is NOT in view but don’t worry, it has been confirmed for our market! So, here we are… what are your view now?