Entry-level sportbike based on the TVS Apache RR 310
BMW is adding a new small displacement sportbike to its lineup, with the company’s Indian subsidiary already accepting pre-orders for the new 2023 G 310 RR. Expected to be based on the TVS Apache RR 310, the G 310 RR should be formally announced shortly for international markets.
We’ve been waiting for a G 310 RR sportbike ever since BMW introduced the G 310 R roadster and G 310 GS adventure bike in 2015. Both models were developed by BMW and produced by Indian manufacturer TVS Motors, which introduced the Apache RR 310 sportbike for the 2018 model year.
Why the wait? We can’t say for certain, but it’s possible BMW’s arrangement with TVS included a window of exclusivity for TVS to produce a sportbike using the platform. Whatever the reason, we won’t have much longer to wait.
BMW Motorrad India has released a handful of teaser images but very little in the way of technical details. The best glimpse of the G 310 RR comes from BMW Motorrad India’s Twitter page (see below). What little we can see of the fairing appears to be similar to the Apache RR 310.
From what we can see so far, we can assume the G 310 RR will share much with its TVS counterpart. The teaser images alone confirm the G 310 RR will use the same five-spoke cast wheels as the Apache. The single front brake rotors also look identical, with the G 310 RR using a radial-mount Bybre caliper.
The engine is expected to be the same liquid-cooled 313cc four-valve Single with a reverse-inclined cylinder placing the intake on the front and the exhaust side facing the rear. Last updated for the 2021 model year to meet Euro 5 regulations, the G 310 R and G 310 GS both claim a peak output of 34 hp at 9500 rpm and 21 lb-ft. at 7500 rpm. The Apache 310 RR (which meets India’s BS-VI emissions standards) offers similar figures, claiming 34 hp at 9700 rpm and 20 lb-ft. at 7700 rpm.
The Apache 310RR uses a trellis frame with and KYB suspension. TVS claims a curb weight of 384 pounds and a seat height of 31.9 inches. We’ll have to wait to see if the BMW G 310 RR will offer similar figures.
We aren’t sure when BMW will officially announce the G 310 RR, but considering bookings are already being accepted, we believe the launch is imminent.
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