BMW G 310 R: Little Sensation

Munich, November 16, 2015

It is a small sensation: The new G 310 R BMW wants to get on the motorcycle market in the segment below 500 cubic centimeters. Previously served BMW only the premium segment above 500 cubic. The new bike is the prelude of the ambitious plan, most vigorously boost motorcycle sales and penetrate new markets. According to BMW CEO Peter Schwarzenbauer will be sure to increase even distribution tidy. By the year 2020 should be at least 1,500 from 1,100 dealers currently. The ultimate goal is a year worldwide 200,000 motorcycles for sale. For comparison: In 2014, the company had delivered 123,495 motorcycles around the globe.

34 PS, 28 newton meters

The new G 310 R is driven by a liquid-cooled single cylinder. The engine has a displacement of 313 cubic centimeters, has four valves, two overhead camshafts and an electronic fuel injection. When 9,500 tours the drive powert with 34 hp and maximum torque of 28 Newton meters is located at 7500 tours. Must that the drive handle an empty weight of only 158 kilograms should fun bringing an effect on the driving dynamics. His cosmopolitanism demonstrates the engine the way in that it can withstand a wide variety of fuel qualities, according to BMW.

ABS as standard here

Chassis side is building the new G 310 R on a torsionally stiff, robust tubular steel frame in grid construction with bolted rear frame. The Steering front assumes an upside - down fork. Back comes an aluminum swingarm in conjunction with a directly hinged strut used. At the front, a disc with radially bolted four-piston fixed calipers and 300-millimeter disc for the delay ensures. At the rear, this task is performed by a two-piston floating caliper in conjunction with a 240-millimeter wafer. An ABS is ?? as with all new BMW motorcycles ?? as production equipment.

Design - bonds of the S 1000 R

Visually, the small bike was deliberately modeled on ( larger ) sports related like the BMW S 1000 R. These include the scarce lamp mask with a striking headlight at the beefy front as well as sleek tank linings. One emphasizes low seating position to allow relaxed and stress-free driving.

Built in India

Construction is the G 310 S in India in cooperation partner TVS Motor Company. In Germany it is available for purchase from about mid-2016, the price has not yet been announced . ( hd )