BMW G310R single

16th November 2015


DOHC | 313cc | 34bhp | 347lbs | roadster 


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This is what happens when a German pops out for an Indian; he returns with a 313cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, single cylinder roadster. It's a long time since BMW built a motorcycle this small (not to be confused with their divisive and not very successful 125cc C1 enclosed scooter).


But their pint-sized projectile is on the way, courtesy of a BMW factory in India. With a bore of 80mm and a stroke of 62.1mm, the cylinder head on this bike has, we understand, been reversed. That's put the fuel injector at the front and the exhaust at the rear. There are 6 gears and chain final drive. The front fork is inverted. The fuel tank holds 2.4 gallons (11 litres). Fuel consumption could be as much as 88mpg.


BMW Motorcycles logoThe bhp is a claimed 34 @ 9,500rpm with peak torque of 20.6lb-ft @ 7500rpm. The weight of this revvy little Teutonic torpedo is said to be 347lb (158kgs).


It's therefore hardly a lightweight, and by our dodgy reckoning has a lousy power to weight ratio.


Still, it's a BMW and there will be a significant market for this. Meanwhile, we're still awaiting a new Tiger Cub (or similar) from Triumph. But when we email them about it, there's only silence across the ether. Funny, huh?



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