First TVS-BMW motorcycle G310 revealed
Following rounds of spy shots and various other speculations, the much awaited first motorcycle from the TVS-BMW collaboration has just broken cover. Revealed in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the biggest motor show in South America, the Stunt G 310 concept has caught the attention of everyone all over the world as expected.
The Stunt G 310 is actually very close to the production spec street fighter on the visual front, when launched in the country. The production model will be unveiled at the upcoming EICMA Motor Show in Milan next month. The model will be very close to the concept but could manage to feature a few changes for the European market, including an altered badging.
However, this fact is clear that the naked street fighter coming from the collaboration will be produced by Indian company TVS, but it will be completely engineered and developed by BMW. The fuel injected motorcycles are expected to churn out around 35 BHP of peak power from their respective 310cc, liquid-cooled, four stroke single-cylinder engines.
According to the German company, the TVS-BMW G 310 has a backward reclining engine cylinder, with a 180 degree rotating cylinder head. Therefore, this allows to employ a shorter wheelbase and longer swingarm for the motorcycle, as a result of which the centre of gravity can be centralised in order to make the bike easier to handle. The Stunt G 310 features an induction that has been shifted to the front of the engine with the exhaust coming at the rear with an upright position under the rider’s seat. However, this might just be specific to the concept only. These bikes should also feature disc brakes at the front and rear with the front calliper being radially mounted, with optional ABS.
Coming to the design itself, the Stunt G 310 is based on a tubular steel trellis frame with an alloy swingarm at the rear and has a big fuel tank. The front features upside-down telescopic forks, while the rear makes to with a monoshock setup.
Much is expected from the upcoming TVS-BMW bikes as enthusiasts are looking for alternatives to the very successful KTM Duke range, offering similar if not better power, handling and riding characteristics. The 2016 Auto Expo should give us an insight into what to expect from the partnership when it comes to production models.
BMW Stunt Concept G310 – (Photo Gallery)
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