Made-in-India BMW G310R launched in Taiwan as our long awaited home debut is expected to happen next year
BMW’s Taiwan division has introduced the naked G310R for its home market at prices starting from NT$269,000 (approx Rs. 5.8 lakh). It is obviously produced at TVS’ plant in India and shipped to Taiwan. BMW Motorrad entered our domestic market last year but disappointingly all the top-notch motorcycles were made available except for the entry-level G310R which is manufactured in collaboration with Indian two-wheeler giant TVS.
Speculations revolving the launch of the naked bike came and went in a blur this year an according to several reports it will be arriving next year. As the premium motorcycle space increasingly gets competitive and customers are willing to spend money, BMW should not waste its time and we reckon it should introduce the G310R as soon as it could in 2018.
The BMW G310R derives power from a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, coupled to a six-speed transmission. This engine is capable of pumping out 34 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. For braking, it gets a 300 mm front disc with radial mounted four-piston caliper and a 240 mm rear disc with two-piston caliper.
Suspension duty is done by sporty 41 mm upside-down front forks and monoshock absorber at rear. The G310R runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in meaty Metzeler tyres. The BMW G310R features an aggressive design and was first revealed as a stunt concept in Brazil, before making its world debut at 2015 EICMA in Milan.
It comes with a sharp headlamp unit, high-mounted LED turn indicators and a fully digital instrument cluster. It tips the weighing scale at 158.5 kilos and has an 11-litre fuel tank. The model has been designed to give the rider better control over the machine and the backward sloping engine ensures low centre of gravity. Apart from that, it sports side-mounted exhaust, integrated grab rail, narrow tail section, stepped-up pillion seat and LED taillight.