BMW Motorrad is teasing its new G 310 RR lightweight sportsbike in international markets, although a local release remains unclear.
The new BMW G 310 RR is based on the current G 310 R naked LAMS bike ($7790), with the extra ‘R’ in its title signalling a full fairing, racey ergonomics among other minor upgrades.
Images published to BMW Motorrad’s Indian social media accounts show white, blue and red graphics borrowed from its hi-po M 1000 RR litre-bike as well as new features like a portrait 5.0-inch TFT screen and refreshed LED-clad tail section.
Suspension and brakes appear to carry over from the the naked G 310 R, and the new bike will most likely retain the 313cc single-cylinder engine that generates 25kW and 28Nm.
There has been no indication that the BMW G 310 RR will be offered in Australia, however, the fully faired model would provide the German bikemaker a rival to popular LAMS models like the Yamaha YZF-R3 ($8199), KTM RC390 ($8399) and even the CFMOTO 300SR ($6290).
BMW Motorrad Australia head of marketing and product Joel Simondson told INFO MOTO that while there are currently no plans to launch the G 310 RR locally, it may weigh up the business case depending on the bike’s overseas sales performance.
“The bike is coming out, but unfortunately at this stage only in a few select markets globally,” Mr Simondson tells INFO MOTO.
“No word of it being introduced to Australia at this point which is a shame, as it looks like it could be a great product offering.
“My assumption is the introduction in some of these high volume small cc markets to begin with, and based on success the possibility for us to have it available in the next couple of years.”
BMW does offer the G 310 GS ($7990) locally – an adventure bike based on the same platform – distinguished by taller upright ergos, a luggage rack, windscreen and fairing reminiscent of its full-sized R 1250 GS stablemate.
Last year the ‘310’ platform was updated to include a self-boosting anti-hopping clutch, adjustable brake and clutch levers, and an automatic idle speed feature to avoid stalling. The BMW G 310 RR will likely adopt these upgrades.
The bike is expected to be revealed in full on July 15.
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