A Facebook teaser for the 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R has popped up, posted by BMW Motorrad Malaysia. Anticipation for this first BMW Motorrad small-capacity motorcycle has been high, especially in South-East Asia, where the bike is due to be marketed first.

Details on the launch of the 2016 G310R are sketchy, with no one in BMW Motorrad Malaysia saying anything, save that it will be “sometime this year.” The G310R is a collaboration between BMW Motorrad and TVS of India, with the bike being manufactured and assembled in one of TVS’ four plants.

The G310R is equipped with a 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder mill that pumps out 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The cylinder orientation is reversed, putting the intake facing forward. This lets the engine be tilted a little further forward to place weight over the front wheel, while giving the exhaust a straight path to the rear.

Weighing in at 158 kg, and with ABS as standard, the G310R is designed by BMW to be marketed worldwide, meaning that there may not be market-specific variants in terms of 250 cc engines to meet local licensing requirements.

BMW Motorrad has also been silent on possible pricing, but with the majority of 250 cc motorcycles in Malaysia coming in at just about RM21,000, we assume the price for the 2016 G310R can’t be far off.

GALLERY: 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R