Wednesday, November 21, 2018

BMW Concept Stunt G 310

BMW Motorrad has just unveiled a new concept motorcycle dubbed the Concept Stunt G 310 which previews a production version that will follow and be built in India. The Bavarians decided to debut the bike at South America’s largest motorcycle show with the help of Chris Pfeiffer, a four time stunt riding champion.

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The production version of the Stunt G 310 will be manufactured and sold in India by BMW Motorrad’s Indian partner TVS. This is the reason why the Stunt G 310 is important to India. Moreover, TVS’s motorsport initiative, TVS Racing is known for its stunt biking shows.

When launched in India, the production-spec Stunt G 310 is likely to be sold as a TVS offering and there will be market-specific differences.

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Like the ‘310’ in the name suggests, we expect a 300-odd cc single-cylinder engine, with, as the pictures show, a liquid-cooled, four valve, DOHC set-up making anywhere between 30-45 PS and proportional torque. The engine cylinder is rotated 180° and actually inclines to towards the rear. This allows for placement to better suit mass centralisation as well as allows for a shorter wheelbase, making the bike more nimble-handling.

Mechanically, it looks set to feature anodised USD forks up front and an adjustable damped monoshock at the rear. Rubber comes from the Metzeler Sportec series, so we can expect the grip levels to be on par or even better than that of the KTM 390 Duke, which will be its primary target.

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The Concept Stunt G 310 is specifically set-up for stunters, and adds the hand-brake lever near the clutch lever for the rear brake. The rear disc brake is a larger unit and has two sets of callipers biting on it. The design is mostly naked street-fighter with add-on bits to make it suitable to the rigours of stunting. Expect to see similar styling for the road bike, with the chiselled tank and muscular proportions all round making their way to the production version.

Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design said, “The BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is a real eye-catcher. Everything on this concept seems to be shouting out to ride it and defy the laws of gravity.” We agree!

 

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