Malaysians will be able to clap eyes on the new BMW G 310 R very soon – BMW Motorrad Malaysia has announced that Munich’s first modern small-capacity bike will be making an appearance at selected showrooms from tomorrow until June 12. The full list of dates and locations can be found above.
The first BMW motorcycle to be built outside of Europe, the G 310 R is manufactured in India in collaboration with the TVS Motor Company, and will be sold globally. At its heart sits a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, open-deck engine with four valves, double overhead cams and electronic fuel injection.
The backwards-tilted cylinder has been rotated by 180 degrees, so that the intake tract could be positioned in front, and the exhaust at the rear. Outputs are rated at 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. According to BMW, the new engine is designed for the global market – this means that it can run on all grades of petrol and still meet emission standards.
Holding everything in place is rigid tubular steel frame in grid structure with a bolted-on rear frame, with a solid upside-down front fork and a long aluminium swinging arm rear suspension – the latter uses a directly-mounted spring strut. Brakes consist of a 300 mm single disc with a bolted four-piston fixed calliper at the front, and a 240 mm disc with a two-piston floating calliper at the rear; ABS is fitted as standard.
The G 310 R’s styling is said to echo that of the S 1000 R, with classic roadster proportions and sharp fuel tank trim design. The single headlight up front is a bit simplistic compared to the striking twin asymmetric design seen on newer Motorrad models, but a multifunction instrument cluster does come as standard, as do 17-inch wheels.
GALLERY: BMW G 310 R at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show