BMW G310R spotted testing alongside main rivals; it is being manufactured at TVS Motors’ Hosur plant in India
BMW Motorrad’s upcoming motorcycle G310R has been spotted testing alongside the rivals like KTM Duke 390 and Yamaha MT-03. The video shows, the motorcycle was being tested somewhere in Russia. The aggressive looking motorcycle is expected to launch in India in 2017. Before that the German two wheeler maker has plan to launch it in 41 global markets including Germany. The motorcycle is being manufactured at the TVS Motors’ plant in India.
The BMW G310R has been designed by the BMW Motorrad. As part of the joint venture the TVS Motors is responsible to manufacture the motorcycle in its Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu. The BMW G310R was first showcased as a concept in Brazil in 2015. In the video the motorcycles in comparison are shown testing their exhausts and accelerations.
The BMW G310R is powered by a 313 cc single liquid cooled engine, mated to a 6 speed transmission. The engine is capable to churn out 34 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Among the rivals shown in the video the KTM Duke 390 gets power from a 375 cc engine and a 321 cc engine powers he Yamaha MT-03. The BMW G310R comes with a top speed of 143 kmph with a fuel economy of 36.5 kmpl.
Also the BMW G310R is fitted with disc brakes at both the front and rear wheel. As safety feature the motorcycle is fitted with ABS as standard equipment. On the suspension front the motorcycle gets front forks and mono shock rear suspension. Design wise the motorcycle is a naked street fighter. It also sports sharp LED headlamps, LED side indicators, completely digital instrument console.
Also taking design cue from the BMW G310R will be the TVS’s upcoming motorcycle. The TVS Motorcycle will be designed based on the TVS Akula concept showcased at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. The new TVS motorcycle will don an Apache badge.