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Engine
  • Capacity (cc): 313
  • Bore/stroke (mm): 80/62
  • Output (kW/hp): 25/34
  • at engine speed (rpm): 9500
  • Torque (Nm): 28
  • at engine speed (rpm): 7500
  • Type: liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
  • No. of cylinders: 1
  • Compression/fuel: 10.6:1 / premium unleaded (95 RON)
  • Valve/accelerator actuation: DOHC
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Ø intake/outlet (mm): 33.5/27.2
  • Ø Throttle valves (mm): 42
  • Engine control: BMS-E2
  • Emission control: closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Electrical System
  • Alternator (W): 330
  • Battery (V/Ah): 12/8
  • Headlamp (W): H4 12 V 60/55 W
  • Starter (kW): 0.5
Power Transmission - Gearbox
  • Clutch: Multi-plate wet clutch
  • Gearbox: constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox
  • Primary ratio: 3.083
  • Transmission ratios: I - 3.000, II - 2.063, III - 1.588, IV - 1.286, V - 1.095, VI - 0.955
  • Rear wheel drive: O-ring chain
Suspension
  • Frame construction type: Tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolt-on rear frame
  • Front wheel suspension: Telescopic fork, Ø 41mm
  • Rear wheel suspension: Aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a directly mounted spring strut
  • Total spring travel, front/rear: mm 140/131
  • Wheel castor (mm): 102.3
  • Wheelbase (mm): 1374
  • Steering head angle (°): 64.9
  • Brakes: Front - Single-disc brake Ø 300 mm, Rear - Single-disc brake Ø 240 mm
  • ABS: BMW Motorrad ABS
  • Wheels: 5-spoke light alloy die-cast. Front - 3.0 x 17", Rear - 4.0 x 17"
  • Tyres: Front - 110/70 R 17, Rear - 150/60 R 17
Dimensions and Weights
  • Total length (mm): 1988
  • Total width with mirrors (mm): 896
  • Seat height (mm): 785
  • DIN unladen weight, road ready (kg): 158.5
  • Permitted total weight (kg): 345
  • Fuel tank capacity (l): 11
Performance Figures
  • Fuel consumption (WMTC) (l/100 km): 3.33
  • Top speed (km/h): 145
 

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hmm..

To start as a baseline, what have you been seeing in those reviews that concerns you?
Well it's 50/50:

Some are saying it's a great starter bike, light weight and good on the ergonomics.

While others are saying, sure it's a great bike, but definitely not for a starter. In terms of some starters aren't careful with it... liek dropping the bike or crashing... on top of that it's a beamer after all... to repair those damages will be costly. To start off with a used bike..

Of course though, if you have the money to spend on the beamer, the cost of repairs wouldn't be an issue right? (I hope).

What's your thought?
 

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Well it's 50/50:

Some are saying it's a great starter bike, light weight and good on the ergonomics.

While others are saying, sure it's a great bike, but definitely not for a starter. In terms of some starters aren't careful with it... liek dropping the bike or crashing... on top of that it's a beamer after all... to repair those damages will be costly. To start off with a used bike..

Of course though, if you have the money to spend on the beamer, the cost of repairs wouldn't be an issue right? (I hope).

What's your thought?
What you described goes for ever new rider no matter the bike. Yea, there's a risk of dropping it but that's what sliders are for. ultimately, up to you but I think the Beamer would be great for new and experienced riders with 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm (20.6 lb-ft) of torque at 7,500 rpm
 

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If cost and fear of damaging your bike is your main concerns, get a second hand Grom. Cheap and you won't care too much if you dropped it but you'll get bored of a 125cc engine fast.

The BMW G310R will last you longer and its more versatile as a bike.
 

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If the permitted total weight (kg) is 345, does that include the weight of the bike itself or is that additional weight like mine and my luggage?
 

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If the permitted total weight (kg) is 345, does that include the weight of the bike itself or is that additional weight like mine and my luggage?
You can't be serious... do the math and get back to us on your answer ;)

Ask yourself, what does 345kg amount to? what does that work out to in weight of the bike, rider, accessories, etc?
 

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The GVWR refers to the maximum weight a vehicle is designed to carry including the net weight of the vehicle with accessories, plus the weight of passengers, fuel, and cargo. The GVWR is a safety standard used to prevent overloading. BMW calls GVWR "Permitted total weight."
 

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Still have to subtract your own weight from that number and you'll still get a substantial weight allowance leftover for luggage and other aftermarket parts.
 

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That leave around 100kg for most people's luggage. Not bad and actually makes the g310r a great touring bike. Small, affordable and able to handle additional weight. Not sure how the engine will handle a fully loaded down bike just right under the weight limit.
 
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