The new BMW G 310 R motorcycle is out! This powerful roadster offers dynamic performance and comfort, both in town and out in the country. It’s a single cylinder, low weight, and powerful while taking on the pure essence of a BMW roadster. Innovative single-cylinder engine for dynamic riding fun and suitability for a broad range of uses worldwide.
With a top speed of claimed 145 km/h (90 mph) and fuel capacity of 11 liters is (2.9 gallons) puts it right in line with the under 500cc model competition. The seat is 785 mm (31 inches) but BMW is offering optional seats that can lower that to 760 mm (30 inches) or raise it to 800 mm (31.5 inches) for taller riders. It weighs just 158.5 kg (349 lb) so the ease of mastery and control will be second to none.
At home on the roads of the world.
New from the ground up, the BMW G 310 R represents everything BMW Motorrad stands for: innovation, quality and of course many years of carefree partnership with its owner. Designed specifically for the world market, the BMW G 310 R can run on the most diverse fuel qualities, meets all emission standards and local requirements. It takes the typical BMW premium aspiration to the segment under 500 cc.
Earlier this fall, BMW teased the motorcycle community with the Concept BMW G 310 stunt bike introduced at South America’s biggest motorcycle show, the Salao Duas Rodas in Sao Paolo, Brazil. And well, we know that most of their concepts become reality.
Dynamic roadster design with echoes of S 1000 R.
The powerfully expressive design of the BMW G 310 R instantly reveals its agile, dynamic character, making a clear statement within its own segment. It has an unmistakable visual kinship with athletic family members such as the BMW S 1000 R. The small headlamp mask with striking headlamp, dynamically modelled fuel tank trim elements and characteristic roadster proportions with a striking front section and dynamic rear give the BMW G 310 R a mature presence on the road. Precisely modelled surfaces define the dynamic side view. The compact, dynamic proportions and the short wheelbase promise fast changes of direction, while the high rear conveys a lightness that is suggestive of the bike’s sporty genes. In spite of the clearly visible naked bike character of the BMW G 310 R, the side surfaces in body colour create a closed silhouette in athletic style. High-end details such as a standard upside-down fork, quality materials, supplementary fittings and excellent workmanship all reflect the finest within the segment, clearly underscoring the premium aspiration of the BMW G 310 R.
The centrepiece of the new BMW G 310 R is a completely newly developed 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection.
The striking feature of the engine is its backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder head turned by 180 degrees, making it possible to position the intake tract at the front, viewed in the direction of travel. With an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9 500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7 500 rpm, the engine of the new G 310 R is a very dynamic partner in conjunction with the low unladen weight of 158.5 kilograms according to DIN.
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Sophisticated ergonomics and an easy ride response.
The new BMW G 310 R offers a markedly relaxed seating position for relaxed, stress-free and easy-going motorcycling. All switches and controls are simple and secure to handle.
It banks with ultimate agility yet always remains neutral and predictable. It masters lengthy bends and fast passages with directional stability, displaying athletic talent without any loss of comfort. Extremely compact and with a broad spectrum ranging from comfortable to sporty and dynamic.
Rigid tubular steel frame, upside-down fork and long swinging arm for a high degree of ride stability, precise steering response and sound handling. In terms of suspension, the new BMW G 310 R has a torsional stiff, highly robust tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolt-on rear frame. The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.
High-performance brake system, ABS as standard and multifunction instrument cluster.
Like all BMW motorcycles, the new BMW G 310 R is fitted with ABS as standard. It combines a powerful brake system with 2-channel ABS. At the front wheel, a single-disc brake with radially bolted 4-piston fixed calliper and a brake disc diameter of 300 millimetres ensures powerful and stable deceleration. At the rear, this function is performed by a 2-piston floating calliper in conjunction with a 240-millimetre brake disc. The BMW G 310 R instrument cluster has a large liquid crystal display that offers excellent clarity and a wide range of information.
2016 BMW G 310 R Highlights:
- Innovative liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts, backward-tilted cylinder and intake tract positioned at the front.
- Output 25 kW (34 hp) at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm (20 ft/lbs) at 7500 rpm.
- Rigid tubular steel frame, upside-down fork and long swinging arm for a high degree of ride stability, precise steering response and sound handling.
- Tires 110/70 R 17 at front and 150/60 R 17 at rear.
- High-performance brake system and ABS as standard.
- Sophisticated ergonomics and multi-functional instrument cluster.
- Low seat height of just 785 millimetres. Low seat height of just 30.9 inches.
- Dynamic roadster design with echoes of the S 1000 R.
- Developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad – produced in India by co-operation partner TVS Motor Company.
- Individually tailored optional accessories in the familiar high quality typical of BMW Motorrad.
You’ll be happy winding your way nimbly and flexibly through the narrow streets of the city or riding supremely and powerfully along country roads. And thanks to the BMW G 310 R exceptionally low-level of fuel consumption and a relaxed, comfortable seating position, you’ll welcome the fun of covering long distances too.