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 G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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.

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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.

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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.

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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.

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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.

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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.

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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."

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

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.

BMW G310R Flat Tracker Unveiled In Japan — Art Of Streamlining & Minimalism

It also features new lightweight disc brakes which have been fabricated by Nihira while the callipers remainthe 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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