BMW Concept Stunt G 310 – Street. Style. Stunt
This year at the largest motorcycle show in South America, BMW Motorrad presented an uncompromised, aggressive and agile stunt bike. The single cylinder BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is for the Street, style and stunt. Famous stunt rider, Chris Pfeiffer has contributed to the realization of the BMW Concept Stunt 310.
In the words of four-times World and European stunt riding champion, Chris Pfeiffer – Stunt riding is a demanding and multi-faceted sport. To do stunts one needs a motorcycle with compact agile back that is stable and has a robust frame. The balance between aggressiveness and control needs to be there.
Compact Proportions and Highest-level Agility
The newly developed 1-cylinder engine allows for very compact proportions owing to its innovative concept. The rotation of cylinder head by 180 degrees and tilting the cylinder towards the rear has allowed optimum engine placement with a long swingarm and a short wheelbase. Making the motorcycle as agile as possible.
The Stunt G310 offers fast and dynamic riding with the ability to change directions in a blink of an eye, thanks to the low slung front end and the raised tail section. The intake system is placed in the front and the exhaust is underneath the seat, in a upright standing position, in between the engine and rear spring struts.
Generally the exhaust are on the sides of a motorcycle, restricting the stunt rider’s movement but not in G310. Believe it or not, the exhaust does leave an impression on the by-standers.
Emotional Surface Design in Typical BMW Motorrad Style
The slim front of Stunt G310 highlights the agility and three dimensional design surface of this bike. The lines in the bike are precise and create a sense of movement and speed, even when it is parked in front of you. You feel the motion just by looking at it. The fuel tank with broad shoulder section has side wing contours, emphasizing the 3D design.Visually, the centre of gravity is at the front and helps to draw attention to the front wheel.
Extensive Stunt Modifications
True to its name BMW Stunt G310 has been modified to be the stunt bike everyone would want. The team seems to have burned a lot of midnight oil to build a bike with best handling possible. The lockable throttle feature makes sure that while one does the hands free stunts, the engine doesn’t loose juice. The gear ratio has been changed to send greater propulsive force at the rear wheels at low rpm. The over-sized rear brakes make deacceleration effortless and possible with just one finger, whenever required.
The rider can also clutch and brake with just his left hand and that too simultaneously. Milled from solid aluminium, with space in the middle to place a foot, the BMW Stunt G310 comes with a special “Stunt Tail“. With these mind blowing modifications, we think the stunt riders should now think out of the box and give us a good show to watch.
The Stung G310 also has modifications that are generally done in the aftermarket such as:
- Axle pegs on the front axle
- Pegs in the seat area -an additional option for placing feet
- Red crash bars provide additional protection for the engine
- Non-slip seat
Modern Color and Material Design
You can see this motorbike in classic BMW motorsport color, white as the base color as well as red and blue in combination with the national colors of the Brazilian flag. The spectacular neon green and yellow color really attract attention. The bright neon colors run along the lines and through the entire surface of the bike.The core of the bike, the drivetrain, features darker colors and moves the visual center of gravity even lower.
Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design sums up: “The BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is a real eye-catcher. Everything on this concept seems to be shouting out to ride it and defy the laws of gravity.”
The BMW Stunt G310, is an out-of-the-box step by a motorcycle manufacturer, BMW, exploring the niche segment in the motorcycle industry. The motorcycle should allow stunt riders to try newer and safer stunts, and putting on a good show for everyone. We will wait to watch!