BMW G310R Review
BMW G310R is going to be the next ruler of the Indian roads in the street fighter category. Though the tie up of the firms largely serves on its business point of view, on the other end this is indeed a pleasure for the Indian bike fans. The BMW alliance with the TVS motors is now ready to flaunt with the upcoming new bike revealed at the EICMA auto expo called BMW G310R.The BMW G310R price in India will be around 1.8-2 Lakhs and expected to be competitive.
The BMW G310R release date is expected shortly since the BMW Motorrad showcased the Indian variant of G310R in Istanbul, recently.
Outlook and Design
The BMW G310R is absolutely a street fighter bike offered by the German company with same racing and performance oriented heritage. The G310R is truly a new chapter on Indian roads compared to the current rivals like Yamaha MT 03, Benelli TNT 300, KTM Duke.
The outer design of the bike feels the strategy of KTM Duke in some aspects with slight modifications.
The fuel tank and engine falls on the same line that gains center of gravity and stability to the rider. The BMW symbol on either side of the fuel chamber is really a dream for the bike fans to grab an affordable one.
The air scoop gives the machine a perfect aerodynamic structure, and below the fuel tank attached to the shrouds allows the better inner airflow to the radiator.
The carbon fiber character on the top of the fuel tank is fair and wide towards the front fork side with a racing ‘R’ impregnated near the fuel lid.Overall, the fuel tank looks large and appealing to the motorcycle. The headlamp of the BMW G310R is definitely an eye catcher with a full ultramodern design with the holder protruding the lamp on the lower side.
Attached to the copious front fork, the headlamp is great with the sharp indicators and digital console frame with the black handle bar framework. With no side doors, the BMW G310R looks more naked showing the entire adjustable rear mono shock absorber with the trellis chassis skeleton.
Interestingly, the grab rails of the bike are fitted underneath the pillion and extend to the tail end. The white tail LED looks modern and matches the overall look of the motorcycle.
Dimension of BMW G310R
The length of BMW G310R measures for about 1988 mm, width of 896 mm and height of 1227 mm. The wheelbase of 1374 mm and seat height of 785 mm is good for the riding position. The KTM Duke 390 comes close to the dimension of the BMW G310R with some changes.
The BMW G310R is stuffed with a powerful 313 cc, single-cylinder, Water-cooled, 4-stroke engine, four valves with double overhead camshafts and wet sump lubrication system.
The BMW G310R comes out with a power of 34 BHP @ 9500 rpm and maximum torque of 28 NM @ 7500 rpm. The manual six speed gearbox mated to the engine gives quick gear shifts and fast revs.
BMW G310R top speed
The fuel injection system of the motorcycle balances the fuel consumption and emission control. The engine is managed for the fuel mixture using the FI BMS-E2 system, controlling emissions as per EU-4 standards.
The BMW G310R is claimed to give a mileage of 30 kmpl as a profit of reduced BHP for better fuel economy. On the other hand, the KTM Duke 390 with a higher extra 10 BHP excites with its wholesome performance, while the fuel consumption is slightly on the lower side.
With the goodwill of the brand BMW, the G310R possibly be a choice over the Duke 390 for the rider who is concerned about fuel and wishes a change for KTM Duke variants.
The braking department is strengthened by the single 300 mm diameter disc with a radially bolted 4-piston caliper in the front and the 240 mm diameter rear disc with single floating caliper for better safety. The ABS (BMW Motorrad ABS) for the top class BMW G310R is not confirmed in all variants, but available as optional.
Forks and tyres of BMW G310R
The Cast aluminium wheels of the BMW G310R are a unique design for better attraction with a five-star cast spokes with a small bifurcation at the rim end.
The size of the tyres for G310R is carefully selected keeping appropriate for the BMW G310R top speed. The front 110/70 R 17 and rear 150/60 R 17 tyres from Michelin gives the bike an amazing traction ability irrespective of the road conditions and weather.
The Ø 41 mm Upside-down telescopic fork and the rear adjustable preload Solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock is on the softer side to float.
The digital console frame is expected to get more information, as the maker is new to the Indian two wheeler market. However, the BMW G310R gets space for almost all up to date readings seen in the bikes of the same class. Speedometer, tachometer, redline indicator, clock, odometer, trip meter, fuel consumption, gear indicator and a lot more are present in the instrumental cluster.
BMW G310R Colours
Pearl White Metallic, Strato Blue Metallic and Cosmic Black are the currently available colours in the BMW G310R after launch. There is a special edition of G310R which may come in the name of adventure version which is not yet discussed about.
But, the BMW G310R price in India can have great number of sales after launch.