We have been getting buzzes about a supersport version of the BMW G 310R for past one year, but there is no confirmation from BMW officials so far. However, BMW Motorrad recently showcased a faired sportbike called the G 310RR in Japan. The bike on display copiously borrowed its design cues from the S1000RR superbike, including the ersatz headlight, gills on the fairing and the sharp tail section.
The concept bike as seen in images is full of carbon fibre including the tank have been crafted from this lightweight material. This clearly shows BMW’s aspiration to make carbon fibre more ordinary in its motorcycles. Although probability to see this make to production on a cost-sensitive, small-capacity motorcycle is negligible, yet it could indicate at what to expect on the next-generation S1000RR whose design was recently leaked.
Unlike the G 310 R and the TVS Apache RR 310 with a side-slung exhaust, the G 310 RR concept had an underseat unit. The riding posture also looks sportier as the clip-on handlebars are lower set and the footpegs are a tad rear set. All these are, however, likely to change if this concept makes it to production. What looks more realistic are the suspension, brakes, and wheels that have been carried forward from the standard G 310 R.
We speculate the production version of the G 310 RR to debut at the INTERMOT or EICMA motorcycle show later this year. If so, we can expect the same in our market in 2019 and it will take on the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, TVS Apache RR 310, Benelli 302R and the Yamaha R3.