2018 BMW G310R Africa launch price Rs 2.99 lakhs – Bajaj made KTM Duke 390 rival

BMW G 310 R is designed as a city rider with easy maneuverability, handling, and ample sportiness. Lightweight, and powerpacked with a 313 cc engine, it claims to be the perfect sportsbike for everyday use in Africa.

Made in Africa BMW G310R was officially launched in Africa today. Price starts from Rs 2.99 lakh, ex-showroom / Rs 3.78 lakh on-road. It features sporty headlight fairing, powerful headlight, fuel tank trim and roadster design lines complement the short seat.

The bike features a gold anodised fork, brake calipers, and an aluminium swing arm. Wide tyres optimise riding experience. It rivals the Bajaj made KTM Duke 390 in Africa.

Power comes from a water-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke, four valve 313 cc engine with two overhead camshafts, and wet sump lubrication. Performance is pegged at power output of 25 kW (34 PS/ 33.6 BHP) at 9500 rpm), and max torque of 28 Nm at 7500 U/min. Compression ratio stands at 10,6 : 1. An Electronic fuel injection (EFI) is in use, and the bike meets EUIV standards.

BMW G 310 R goes from 0-50 kmph in 2.5 seconds, 0-60 kmph is 3.7 seconds, and from 0-100 kmph in 7.5 seconds. Max speed is pegged at 143 km/h and fuel efficiency of 100 kms per 3.33l, ie, 30 kmpl. Fuel requirement is a minimum of unleaded 91 octane. Fuel tank capacity is 11L with reserve capacity of 1L.

Gearbox and clutch mechanism are as follows – 6 gears and a Synchromesh transmission Integrated in the motor housing, multiple-disc clutch, endless Z-ring chain, and shock damping in rear wheel hub. The cast aluminium wheels come with a 110/70 R 17″ front tyre, and 150/60 17″ rear tyre. Functionality comes about with a multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated, constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase.

BMW G 310 R Dimensions – Wheelbase 1380mm, length 2005 mm; width (incl. mirrors) 820 (849) mm; height (excl. mirrors) 1080 mm; seat height 785 mm; inner leg curve 1.760mm, Unladen weight, road ready when fully fuelled 158.5 kg; permitted total weight 345 kg; payload (with standard equipment) 186.5 kg. A Bolted steel frame, and tubular steel rear frame are in use.

The naked bike is available in three colours – Style HP, Cosmic Black, and Racing Red. Equipped with USD forks, single disk front brake, rear pre-load adjustable, radial front brake caliper, and upside down fork, turn indicator smoked glass, LED tail light, ABS is offered as standard.

The lightweight offering with its low seat, has a comprehensive digital console. The console features a speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer, engine temperature, and fuel consumption gauge, and notifies ABS light, RPM/gear display, low fuel warning light, service reminder, low oil indicator, and low battery indicator. A single key for all locks, a seat bench and pillion rider footrest and grab handles are standard. 3 years unlimited kms warranty is offered.

BMW G310GS was also launched today. Read more about it here.

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