The iconic German auto maker partnered with the Indian motorcycle brand, TVS Motors, to begin its innings in India and at this year’s Auto Expo BMW Motorrad showcased their first product made in partnership with TVS, the G310R which made it difficult for the audience to keep their jaws from falling. And now BMW has displayed their made in India product, the G310R at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show. With it BMW has shown indication of making its ASEAN debut and now it can be expected that BM will offer the G310R to some ASEAN countries which have good market for small capacity motorcycles.
Talking about the bike, it packs a 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that is good enough to deliver a healthy 34bhp of max power at 9500rpm and has a peak torque of 28Nm that comes at 7500rpm. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission and has an output that sits right in between the 200 and 390 Duke from KTM. When launched in India it will face serious competition from motorcycles like the KTM 390 Duke, Benelli TNT 300 and Kawasaki Z250.
Being designed & developed fully in house by BMW, the company has made sure to make it as exclusive as they can by giving it some of the features like heated grips, standard dual channel ABS. The front gets a single-disc brake with radially bolted 4-piston fixed caliper and a front disc diameter of 300 mm. On the other hand braking at the rear is done by a 2-piston floating caliper in conjunction with a 240 mm brake disc. The bike gets a full LCD display that shows all the necessary information to the rider with excellent clarity.