April 24, 2024

New BMW G 310 R could be heading to Australia

BMW G 310 R unveiled ahead of possible Australian debut.

BMW has revealed information on the company’s newest motorcycle – the BMW G 310 R. The all-new machine is the company’s first ever roadster with a capacity under 500cc.

The bike has been designed specifically for the world market and will be built in India in association with TVS Motor Company under very strict quality control guidelines.

The overall design and look suggests an influence from the S 1000 R.

The BMW G 310 R is powered by a completely newly developed 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine.

Featuring four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection, and can run on a wide range of fuel qualities while meeting all emission standards.

Power output is reportedly 25kW at 9,500 rpm with maximum torque of 28Nm at 7,500 rpm.

As with all things BMW, there’s plenty of technology and high end engineering in the bike.

The overall design of the bike suggests a well handling and balanced machine making it an ideal motorcycle for learners and less experienced riders.

A rigid tubular steel frame, upside-down forks and long swing arm all help to create a high degree of ride stability.

A low weight of just 158kg and seat height of 785mm makes it an easy fit for most people.

And of course the electronics are what we’ve come to expect from BMW with a multifunction instrument panel that includes such niceties as gear indicator, fuel gauge, remaining range, average fuel consumption, and ABS brakes are fitted as standard equipment.

Although not officially announced as a new model for Australia, the fact that we’re being sent plenty of details on the BMW G 310 R strongly suggests it’s headed our way.

Steve McDowall