One of the most-awaited naked-street motorcycles of 2017 is the long-awaited BMW G 310 R. Built jointly with TVS Motor Company, the BMW G 310 R is expected to heat things up in the entry-level performance bike segment, and will be BMW’s first sub-500cc motorcycle. The G 310 R will be built in India at TVS’s Hosur-based manufacturing unit and also exported to BMW’s markets abroad. The BMW G 310 R will be powered by a 313cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine tuned to produce 34bhp of power and 28Nm of torque, with a six-speed transmission. The peculiarity of the engine is that it follows a back-to-front architecture with the cylinder tilting backwards instead of a conventional single-cylinder motorcycle engine where the cylinder tilts forwards. The bike is expected to have a top speed of around 144kmph and will come with standard dual-channel ABS for effective stopping power. The BMW G 310 R is expected to be priced just under the two-lakh mark, between Rs 1.8-2 lakh.