After the adventure tourer, BMW has now showcased a supersport based on the G 310 R
BMW Motorrad first announced their entry into the entry-level performance segment in October 2015. Since then the company has launched the naked G 310 R and the adventure tourer G 310 GS. But it seems like the Munich-based bike maker isn’t done yet. At the BMW Motorrad Days in Japan, the company has now showcased a full-faired entry-level offering – G 310 RR.
As the name rightly suggests, the G 310 RR’s design is inspired by BMW’s litre-class offering, the S 1000 RR. Up front, it has the trademark asymmetrical headlight, an edgy fairing with gills and a sharp tail section. The concept showcased makes extensive use of carbon fibre – something that will surely not be seen on the production-spec version. The G 310 RR will come fitted with an under-seat exhaust. The flat handlebar and the rear set foot pegs give it a super aggressive riding stance. It will be interesting to see if BMW brings similar ergonomics into production. Brakes and the alloy wheels seem to be borrowed from the naked sibling.
BMW hasn’t revealed any details of the motorcycle as yet, but we know it will be based on the same engine that works on the G 310 R, the G 310 GS and the TVS Apache RR310. In the RR310, the 313cc single-cylinder motor makes 33bhp and 27.3Nm. Expect similar power and torque figures in the BMW iteration as well.
BMW is expected to unveil the production-spec G 310 RR at INTERMOT or EICMA later this year. Expect it to be launched in India by mid or late 2019. When launched, the G 310 RR will compete against the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha YZF-R3 and KTM RC390.