BMW Motorrad has given the G 310 R roadster a significant facelift for the first time since its release in 2015.
The BMW G 310 series (R and GS) opens up the Bavarian marque’s sub-500cc class of motorcycles, which were key models in the company’s pre-World War 2 model lineup and helped grow its market share.
New for the G 310 R
The 2021-onwards BMW G 310 R now boasts of a new design. According to BMW, it is “visually-similar to BMW S 1000 R.” Additionally, the new G 310 R now has full-LED lighting, similar to its bigger roadster siblings.
The heart of the new BMW G 310 R is still the reliable 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC reverse-tilt engine produced by TVS. With an output of 34.5 Ps (34 HP) at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The single-cylinder engine is now Euro5 compliant.
Additionally, the new BMW G 310 R’s engine has been equipped with an "electronic throttle grip" (electromotive throttle controller) and now offers even more sensitive throttle response. Automatic idle speed increase when just started also prevents a possible sudden stalling of the engine.
The self-boosting anti-hopping clutch is also new. It reduces engine drag torque and provides a significant increase in driving safety - particularly during braking maneuvers involving simultaneous downshifting. It also significantly makes the clutch lever lighter to pull.
As an added bonus, the clutch and brake levers are now adjustable to 4 stages and now provide ergonomic benefits – particularly for people with small hands.
The new BMW G 310 R will be offered in Cosmic Black, Polar White, and the top of the line red Sport.