After four years since its first debut, BMW Motorrad brings some much-needed updates to the G 310 GS for the 2021 model year.
Designed to deliver the GS experience to newcomers, the G 310 GS continues to be a compact, robust, and highly versatile model, whether used in traffic, leisure rides or even some light off-roading.
The improvements begin with new LED headlights, with daytime driving lights, and LED turn signals, now giving it all LED illumination. It has also been repositioned to reduce vibrations to create a clear and focused beam.
Both the clutch lever and the handbrake lever are now adjustable in four stages, making it easy for riders of various builds and sizes.
Design-wise, BMW continues to ensure it carries GS DNA with its characteristic windscreen, high front fender, striking flyline and short, high rear end, all of which are main elements of the large BMW R 1250 GS models.
It’s powered by a single-cylinder engine that meets Euro-5 emissions standards. It’s been fitted with automatic idle boost and an electromotive throttle controller.
The heart is a 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves, two overhead camshafts and electronic fuel injection. This produces 34 HP at 9,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
Its new "electronic throttle grip" (electromotive throttle controller) now offers even more sensitive throttle response. Automatic idle speed increase when starting also prevents a possible sudden stalling of the engine. There’s also an additional self-boosting anti-hopping clutch that reduces engine drag torque and provides a significant increase in driving safety - particularly during braking while downshifting. An added benefit is making the clutch lever lighter.
The G 310 GS comes in three color variants. It’s offered in plain polar white with grey accents. In Rallye trim, the frame is painted red with Kyanit blue metallic contrast. BMW is also offering a "40 Years GS" edition, which is black and yellow.