Wow! We’re loving these latest photos of a genuinely sexy BMW G310R that’s been kitted-up to look like the soon-to-be-released G310RR (or mini-superbike, tiny version of the S 1000 RR from the German brand).
But let’s not get too carried away with this just yet – yes, it is the bike that’s coming for next year (albeit not in carbon fibre skin, like this one) but for now, the reality is that what we’re looking at here is a most likely a ‘special’ that’s gone on display at a BMW Motorrad Days event in Japan.
The BMW-badged bike here is a tricked-up version of the 34bhp, 170kg (wet) TVS Apache RR310, the BMW-powered (and chassied) superbike that’s already on sale in India having been developed in partnership between Indian brand TVS and BMW. Here’s the TVS as it’s on sale now in India, so that you can compare this to the BMW…
And here’s a video of the Apache in action. Sweet.
For the past couple of years we’ve been telling you that the TVS would appear first as a mini-Superbike, with that motorcycle selling in Asia, before being badged in BMW colours and then going on sale in traditionally BMW-strong markets across Europe and the rest of the world.
And now, just a couple of months away from the start of the big motorcycle shows at Intermot in Cologne and EICMA in Milan, this little beauty has appeared. There’s no news officially about whether this bike is the real deal or just a reaction-gauging ‘super special’ but hell, it’s got G310RR on the fairing, the bodywork looks like the S 1000 RR and the whole thing looks like it’s ready to take on any track you care to throw it at. Especially with the faux, stickers-headlights.
If there’s any sort of good in the motorcycle world then this thing will be on sale in BMW dealers early next year.
The images of this are already getting plenty of attention. They’ve been shown by the Japanese outlet BikeBros, the hilariously funny Dutch site Oliepeil and the excellent Asphalt & Rubber (which you should check out, they’ve had a smart re-design which we like), so it’s already clear that if BMW does turn this out at the upcoming shows as part of the ‘nine new bikes line-up’ we’ve been promised for 2019 then it’ll get a lot of attention from those in the know.
We want to ride this. Very much indeed.