BMW Concept Stunt G 310 shows a glimpse of what BMW’s 300cc motorcycles might look like.
It is likely that BMW Motorrad will unveil at EICMA 2015 its first 300cc motorcycle. As a hint, the German company showed Concept Stunt G 310 in Brazil. The motorcycle has a single-cylinder engine, probably a 310cc unit like the name suggests. BMW will build the 300cc bikes in partnership with Indian company TVS.
In order to keep a short wheelbase, BMW Concept Stunt G 310 has a cylinder head reclined back towards the rider and rotated 180 degrees. The concept has been fitted with an extra-long swingarm. An interesting feature is the exhaust system mounted vertically, alongside the rear shock. BMW says this way the exhaust can is protected from damage in case of a crash.
A lot of stunt oriented features on the Concept Stunt G 310 have been developed by BMW and 4 time world stunt rider champion, Chris Pfeiffer. Now retired, Chris helped with features such as lockable throttle (used when the rider’s hand is off the throttle), modified gear ratios for down-low acceleration and oversized rear brake disc. Next to the clutch lever, a second brake lever was fitted, a must have on stunt riding machines. This feature helps the rider brake when his right foot is off the bike.
The production model might not keep the colors and styling of Concept Stunt G 310, but is interesting to see what features BMW will keep for its 300cc production version.