With excitement levels hitting its peak as the launch of the BMW G310R nears, the world is eagerly waiting for the month of October to come. A small, single cylinder BMW certainly has the capability to take the German brand to its glory days. KTM, which earlier overtook BMW Motorrad as Europe’s largest selling brand, could do so only after they tied up with Bajaj and produced smaller motorcycles.
The G 310R too is an attempt on slightly similar lines. Their association with TVS will help them produce the bikes at an affordable price. Brasil too is a location where the bike will be built, another country where affordable labour can be tapped. Promotional campaigns in different countries are on in full swing. The company at the BMW Motorrad Days Japan 2016, showcased a customised version of the bike.
And Boy, it is a sight to behold! The tyres have been changed to larger knobby ones by Maxxis. The rear suspension has been moved to be placed above the engine, right below the fuel tank. The frame remains largely the same and in this naked avatar gives us a good view of its geometry.
The 313 cc DOHC mill churns out 34 PS of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The G 310R is also expected to spawn a whole range of motorcycles. The German brand will bring a small GS-badged adventure tourer motorcycle in the future while TVS is set to launch their first fully faired motorcycle in the form of the Akula!