BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled — Art Of Streamlining And Minimalism

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The world's first custom built BMW G310R has been unveiled in Japan. The custom built BMW G310R Flat Tracker was customised and built by Japanese custom bike builder Takashi Nihira at his workshop called 'Wedge paint & custom motorcycle' in Tokyo, Japan.

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BMW Motorrad Japan has commissioned the G310R Flat Tracker. Takashi Nihira was given full freedom to customise the bike as it did not come with any brief. Nihira comes with a wide experience in custom bike building. Much before he began his shop, he worked as a mechanic, painter, and metal shaper in a car dealership.

Except for the engine, chassis, and the suspension used on the stock bike, the G310R Flat Tracker is completely a new bike with the rest all custom built.

Nihara has custom built the fuel tank along with the tail section, while the rear sub-frame, swing-arm and the rear suspension linkage is customised to compliment the flat tracker design of the bike.

The G310R Flat Tracker gets an offset liquid cooling system and the rear mono shock is now below the tank.

Commenting about the designing the G310R Flat Tracker the space between the rear suspension and the exhaust pipe was very limited.

So he planned on moving the rear suspension to the side of the frame. But after he started the customisation, he intentionally put the rear suspension right above the engine and the balance was perfect.

The original air filter was replaced with the aftermarket K&N filter along with a smaller battery from Shorai.

Apart from the above custom built parts, the G310R Flat Tracker boasts of LED speedometer from Motogadget and a fully customised exhaust system the pipe curling around the custom swing-arm.

Commenting on the build, Nihira said that he never customised a bike with front air intake device, rear exhaust, and backwards tilting engine; however, this build made it more interesting to take on the challenge.

Takashi Nihira said "I felt a different kind of pressure, usually, an owner exists. To a certain degree, I know the direction of the custom bike based on the owner's tastes and riding style. But this was difficult because I had too much freedom."

As for the bike itself, the BMW G310R Flat Tracker uses the 41mm upside down (USD) front suspension. The 17-inch alloy wheels have been replaced by a custom 19-inch alloys.

It also features new lightweight disc brakes which have been fabricated by Nihira while the callipers remain the same. The engine remains the same with the 313cc single cylinder unit which churns out 34bhp and 28Nm of torque and is paired with the 6-speed gearbox.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 15:42 [IST]
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