So finally look who decided to show up in the two-wheeler market of Nepal. Any Guess ? It’s the capital BMW all the way from Germany…or is it ??? BMW AG is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945. Founded in 1916, BMW Motarrad has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria. But here is the twist, this baby G310R isn’t made in the Bravarian country. Instead, this hunk of a machine was developed in India in collaboration with TVS India.
The bike sports a 313cc liquid cooled single cylinder motor that makes 34PS and 28Nm of torque. The frame is a tubular trellis unit with 43mm upside-down front forks and rear monoshock. Braking is via 300mm front and 240mm rear disc brakes with dual channel ABS as standard. Claimed top speed is 143kmph and claimed fuel efficiency is 30kmpl.
The BMW G 310 R competes against the CF Moto 400, Benelli TNT 300i and KTM 390 Duke.
Design and Features
The sleek design of GS 310 R is well-proportioned, understated and stylish to look. This bike doesn’t look like a small bike at a glance and surely will be an attention grabber. This has a very likable appearance. It’s commendable in the way the bike looks, even when you get up close and take a look at the details. The Pearl White Metallic shade of our test bike looks elegant, and sporty, with the BMW Motorsport colors, and the bike does stand out with extremely good build quality and excellent fit and finish.
The white headlight and radiator cowls, gold-anodised upside down front fork, the belly pan, and an informative digital dash leave little to complain about, although a full-colour TFT panel is missed. Also missed are LEDs, on the headlight and the indicators, although the tail light is LED. The sharp and sleek tail end certainly complements the overall dimensions and sporty appearance of the G 310 R, and together with the upswept exhaust, it completes the handsome proportions. If it’s quality you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed with the BMW G 310 R.
Performance and Handling
Frankly, we haven’t got a chance to yet to test ride it, but reading the reviews from abroad, this thing is bit of a hit-and-miss. If you are coming from a lower CC bike, this will surely blow your mind away. But for those who ride a superbike and want a smaller bike for daily commute as well as occasional weekend ride, they are going to be disappointed a lot.
To Be Confirmed and put here…we don’t want to put the wrong data here and get scolded. 🙂
Updated: Nov 23rd,2018