A new two-wheel roadster has been introduced by BMW Motorrad. Called the BMW G310R, it’s the first bike by Motorrad to have a single cylinder, small displacement engine. Production of the bike will take place in India, in cooperation with TVS Motor Company.

In total, the G310R’s unladen weight is 158.5 kg. Between those two wheels is a newly-developed single cylinder 313 cc liquid-cooled motor with four valves and two overhead cams with electronic fuel injection. The engine has a backward-tilted cylinder in an open-deck design.

In addition to that, the cylinder head is rotated by 180 degrees, this allows for the intake tract to be positioned in front. As a whole, the engine produces 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. According to BMW, the new engine is designed for the global market – this means that it can run on all grades of petrol and still meet emission standards.

Design of the G310R follows the S1000R closely, according to BMW. It’s much more compact with a short wheelbase and a low seat height measuring at 785 mm from the ground. It features a single headlamp, modelled fuel tank trim elements, while dynamic surfaces showcases its agile side profile. On top of that, it comes standard with a multifunction instrument cluster as well.

The bike features a rigid tubular steel frame in grid structure with a bolted-on rear frame. Down the front, the suspension is a solid upside-down fork. The rear suspension consists of a long aluminium swinging arm with a directly-mounted spring strut.

Along with those 17-inch wheels, a 300 mm single-disc brake with a bolted four-piston fixed caliper is fitted for the front wheel. In the rear, is a two-piston floating caliper together with a 240 mm disc brake. Safety-wise, ABS is a standard safety feature for the G310R.