BMW revealed its new concept 300cc bike, the Concept Stunt G 310, at a bike show in Brazil. The G 310 gives motorcycle enthusiasts a sneak peek into upcoming BMW/TVS 300cc model, the K3. BMW has teamed up with TVS to develop the K3, which is a much-anticipated small-capacity motorcycle from the iconic auto manufacturer.
The K3 project has long been thought to be around 300cc, and spy shots earlier this year revealed it had an unusual back-to-front cylinder, with the exhaust exiting from the rear, just like this concept model.
BMW is expected to produce several models based on the K3 platform. The firm said as early as 2013 that it would develop a range of sub-500cc bikes.
Thanks to his experience as a four-times World and European stunt riding champion, Chris Pfeiffer, contributed to the realisation of the BMW Concept Stunt 310. “Stunt riding is a demanding and multi-faceted sport. Ideally you need a compact, agile bike which is also stable and robust at the same time. You have to achieve the ideal balance between aggressiveness and control”, explains Chris Pfeiffer.
BMW G 310’s newly developed 1-cylinder engine allows for very compact proportions thanks to its innovative concept. The special feature is the cylinder which is inclined towards the rear and the cylinder head which is rotated by 180 degrees. This permits optimum placement of the engine in the motorcycle and a short wheelbase in spite of the long swinging arm thereby making the motorcycle very agile.