BMW G310R debuts in comic book as crime-busting hero’s motorcycle of choice.
The BMW G310R has made its debut in the pages of a graphic novel – or comic book if you will – titled ‘Riders in the Storm’. It sees the German marque’s new small capacity naked bike becoming the motorcycle of choice for the title’s protagonists.
Created by Croatian author Darko Macan and Italian illustrator Riccardo Burchielli, Rides in the Storm was announced last weekend during the German leg of the famed Comic Con convention held in Stuttgart.
The comic centres around a policewoman inspired by inked German model Makani Terror, an ‘out-of-the-ordinary street artist’ plus a ‘wolf with exceptional powers’ – riding a bike being one of it. These characters fight against evil whilst riding the German marque’s new small capacity naked.
Whilst this unorthodox branding exercise is indeed exciting, it only adds further to the anxiety amongst many fans (us included!) who are patiently waiting for the new naked bike to be launched here.
If you’ve followed our Facebook page, you’d know that our chief editor Keshy Dhillon recently attended a special preview of the bike held by dealers Chear Motorrad just before the month of Ramadhan started.
Our friend @arfizdn got the chance to ride the new BMW G310R and we are super jealous! Just listen to it purrrr, can’t wait for it! Head on over to Auto Bavaria to put down your booking fees for the most anticipated bike of the year! #bmwg310r #g310r #bmwmalaysia #bmwmotorrad #motorrad @bmwmotorrad @bmwmcm @sashi.ambi
Developed in partnership with India’s TVS Motorcycles, it features a thumpy 313cc single-cylinder heart that develops 34hp at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm that propels a claimed unladen weight of 158.5kg. Its chief rival here will be the popular and segment-leading KTM 390 Duke naked bike.
The BMW G310R is expected to debut officially in Malaysia in October later this year where it will be offered as fully imported (CBU) units from India. Prices aren’t confirmed yet, but speculations suggest it will retail between RM20,000 and RM30,000.
Should the wait be unbearable for you, don’t forget to check out our special feature where we list down alternatives for the same speculative price by clicking here. You can also know more about the new baby BMW by clicking here, here and here.