Highlights BMW G 310 R
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BMW's first 300 is on the market - the BMW G 310 R
It's finally here, the long-awaited BMW below the magic 500ccm limit. Aside from the sadly all too quickly discontinued sports enduro G 450 X, the Bavarians haven't had a model with a cylinder capacity below half a litre in their range in over thirty years.
Developed in Munich and constructed by the Indian manufacturer TVS Motor Company, the G 310 R aims primarily for international success, but should and will certainly meet with success on the German market. That's because the Bavarians have put an attractive and complete motorcycle on the market with the G 310 R. It makes a thoroughly respectable impression. Close in style to the S 1000 R. The simple and sporty light screen, the dynamic, forward tapered engine and radiator grille, as well as the short, open tail section combined with the wide handlebar exude that true roadster feeling and match up to the typical, current BMW style.
The 313ccm engine is easy going with the BMW coming in at under 160 kg in weight with a full tank. 34 PS at 9500/min and a maximum torque value of 28 Nm at 7500/min doesn't sound like it could tear trees up, but it's enough for a speedy and fun tour on those winding country roads, providing you're on the ball when switching up the six-speed transmission. The deep, front-sited centre of gravity and the short wheelbase of 1374 mm contribute in part to this. Aluminium swing arms, vibration-dampening balance shaft, upside-down yoke, rear tyres with dimensions 150/60-17, two-channel ABS, four-piston fixed calliper brakes at the front - all this sounds fantastic. The moderate seat height of 785 mm is comfortable for beginners.
Just the first sight of it at the Milan EICMA made our minds spontaneously come up with one or two ideas for improvements, and in the interim we're already offering a diversified product portfolio for the "little BMW". Of course, our developers have got it firmly in their sights and are working on more ideas for the attractive 300. To turn the series motorcycle into an individual, wholly personal motorbike.