2018 BMW G310R modified to beat the G310GS in off-roading
The BMW G310R has been around in other international markets long enough to inspire custom motorcycle builders. Here is a fine example from Taiwan, built by DK Design.
If you like your motorcycle to have off-road prowess but at the same time, if you find the BMW G310GS to be a bit too mainstream, then you will find the DK Design G310 Rock appealing. The custom motorcycle aims to amalgamate the positive traits of a naked streetfighter and an adventure tourer.
The immediately noticeable change comes from the massive off-road front and rear tyres which can take pretty much everything that’s thrown at them. Thanks to the new shoes, the motorcycle’s ground clearance and ride height has increased marginally.
The G310 Rock has shed a lot of components to become lean and mean. For instance, the headlamp assembly has been replaced with a small low-mounted circular unit which is complemented by a rectangular fairing. The motorcycle also got rid of the radiator fairings that extend from the fuel tank. The tailpiece too looks minimal.
The motorcycle features body colored knuckle guards, high-mounted moto-cross style front mud-flap, radiator mounts and rear monoshock. The yellow engine guard does render some ruggedness while the brown leather seat makes for a classy appeal.
There doesn’t seem to be a significant mechanical modification. The motorcycle continues to ride on the stock suspension system and employs the default braking system.
The BMW G310R is powered by a 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox to produce 34 hp and 28 Nm of torque. The naked bike has a claimed top-speed of 143 kmph. Needless to say, the G310R is in direct competition with the hugely popular KTM Duke 390.
In Africa, the BMW G310R is priced at Rs 2.99 lakhs. It is also accompanied by the G310GS adventure tourer which is priced at Rs 3.49 lakhs (both prices are ex-showroom).