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There has been news floating around for long that BMW Motorrad will partner with TVS motorcycles to develop and manufacture a low capacity motorcycle. Then last month, BMW unveiled the G 310 stunt bike. Now, just a week before its scheduled showcase at EICMA, BMW has released pictures and details of the 300cc motorcycle.
While the bike has been developed by BMW Motorrad, the production will take place in India at the TVS plant in Chennai, most likely at their Hosur factory. Echoing styling cues from the BMW S1000R, the bike is quite a looker. Powering the BMW G 310 R is a 313cc liquid-cooled single cylinder. The engine produces 34bhp at 9500 rpm, and 28Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. Interestingly, the engine has the intake at the front of the cylinder and exhaust port at the back. Designed specifically for the world market, the BMW G 310 R can run on the most diverse fuel qualities.
The BMW G 310 R weighing in at just 158kgd so that should keep things lively at the performance front. The chassis is a rigid tubular steel frame with upside-down front fork and a long swinging arm for a high degree of stability and is canted more towards relaxed riding with a low seat height and relaxed seating position. The braking front features a 300mm single disc with radially mounted calipers up front and a 240mm disc at the rear with ABS as standard fitment.
While no more details are out yet, we expect local manufacturing to keep prices of the bike below the Rs two lakh mark, when launched here.