The BMW G310R is an unassuming small-displacement machine, from little German company called BMW Motorrad.
Joking aside, the minds in Berlin might be the most successful in the motorcycle industry right now, with BMW continuing to release intriguing new bikes, and also continuing to see steady growth in its sales year after year.
Some of that success is built around BMW repurposing motorcycle platforms for different segments. The company’s boxer engine powers the entire R line, the company’s inline-four engine powers the entire S line, and so on and so forth.
For the G lineup of bikes, BMW is drawing upon its 313cc single-cylinder, for both its beginner model street bike, and an entry-level adventure-tourer. Taking a look at the rest of BMW Motorrad’s lineup though, Oberdan Bezzi has imagined some other niches that BMW could take its G line.
The example here is a retro-styled adventure model – think of it as the budget-friend small-displacement version of the BMW R nineT Urban G/S. It is a smart re-application of BMW’s existing models in a new bike segment, on Bezzi’s part.
Such a machine would be in good company, going against bikes like the Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen, and eating into the success seen by the Triumph Bonneville Scrambler and Ducati Scrambler.
Source: Oberdan Bezzi Design