2023 BMW G 310 RR Sportbike Confirmed

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Entry-level sportbike based on the TVS Apache RR 310

BMW is adding a new small displacement sportbike to its lineup, with the company’s Indian subsidiary already accepting pre-orders for the new 2023 G 310 RR. Expected to be based on the TVS Apache RR 310, the G 310 RR should be formally announced shortly for international markets.

We’ve been waiting for a G 310 RR sportbike ever since BMW introduced the G 310 R roadster and G 310 GS adventure bike in 2015. Both models were developed by BMW and produced by Indian manufacturer TVS Motors, which introduced the Apache RR 310 sportbike for the 2018 model year.

Why the wait? We can’t say for certain, but it’s possible BMW’s arrangement with TVS included a window of exclusivity for TVS to produce a sportbike using the platform. Whatever the reason, we won’t have much longer to wait.

BMW Motorrad India has released a handful of teaser images but very little in the way of technical details. The best glimpse of the G 310 RR comes from BMW Motorrad India’s Twitter page (see below). What little we can see of the fairing appears to be similar to the Apache RR 310.

From what we can see so far, we can assume the G 310 RR will share much with its TVS counterpart. The teaser images alone confirm the G 310 RR will use the same five-spoke cast wheels as the Apache. The single front brake rotors also look identical, with the G 310 RR using a radial-mount Bybre caliper.

The engine is expected to be the same liquid-cooled 313cc four-valve Single with a reverse-inclined cylinder placing the intake on the front and the exhaust side facing the rear. Last updated for the 2021 model year to meet Euro 5 regulations, the G 310 R and G 310 GS both claim a peak output of 34 hp at 9500 rpm and 21 lb-ft. at 7500 rpm. The Apache 310 RR (which meets India’s BS-VI emissions standards) offers similar figures, claiming 34 hp at 9700 rpm and 20 lb-ft. at 7700 rpm.

The Apache 310RR uses a trellis frame with and KYB suspension. TVS claims a curb weight of 384 pounds and a seat height of 31.9 inches. We’ll have to wait to see if the BMW G 310 RR will offer similar figures.

We aren’t sure when BMW will officially announce the G 310 RR, but considering bookings are already being accepted, we believe the launch is imminent.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on Jun 10, 2022

    I don't expect this will catch on if offered in the US in any numbers. I don't believe the standard 310 sold very well. Dealerships had them sitting around for months.

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    • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on Jun 13, 2022

      They don't seem to be popular where I ride, at least. There are a lot of low-output bikes that would be a blast on the mountain roads or on trails but would be rolling chicanes on the freeways to and from those roads and trails. Unfortunately, when not gridlocked, some of our local freeways 'flow' at 80-90 mph (locals will know which I mean), and you DON'T want to be in the right two lanes for long on a motorcycle, OR in the left lanes screaming the crap out of your motor with not much left in case you need it 😳

  • MikeD MikeD on Jun 13, 2022

    On looks alone it walks all over the other "small" entries in the segment(except maybe KTM & Yamaha).
    I'm looking at you, Kawasaki and your HomeDepot, patio furniture, square tubing swing arm on the Ninja 400.
    FFS, even Yamaha's dingy R125 has a better one.

    Looks great on solid Red(I realize that's the TVS and not the BMW).
    I can't see it selling well in the USA but I would like to see it here anyway.
    Never enough small sport motorcycles on the land of "Bigger, Heavier & Overpowered is BETTER". 🙄

    • Tweet Tweet on Jun 14, 2022

      Agree with the jab at the Ninja 400 from a styling point of view but that's what helps keep it (relatively) cheap, plus it works well. Honda refined their CBR 500r again and it's really starting to look like a proper sportbike, I mean. that is, from a distance you'd be hard pressed to tell it's the 500..decent looking exhaust, upside down forks, twin discs now with radial mounted brakes etc.--not bad! Getting up there in price though at 7300 plus all the taxes and fees