New BMW G 310 GS Brings More Performance And Safety: Here’s What You Need To Know

BMW's entry-level adventure bike gets some key updates


This is the new BMW G 310 GS adventure bike. An adventure bike for the masses
(Images: BMW Group)

The BMW G 310 GS was built as an entry-level adventure bike. Now, it’s been improved.

After being introduced four-years ago, the BMW G 310 GS gets a host of improvements. Despite it’s small size and displacement, it is a important member of the GS lineup. It is one of their more popular models.

The new BMW G 310 GS still has a 34 horsepower single-cylinder engine that makes 28 N-m. The 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine has four valves, two overhead camshafts and electronic fuel injection. Despite its diminutive size and entry-level market, it’s filled with high-tech features. This includes electromotive throttle controller and automatic idle speed increase.

The G 310 GS is built to be small, versatile, robust and easy to manage. The bike is intended to bring riders up to the level of the larger GS models, which require a bit of prerequisite experience. Over time, the small GS has proven to be a popular adventure motorcycle; not only for beginners, but for experienced rides as well.

All-new features on the updated G 310 GS:

  • Single-cylinder engine according to EU-5 homologation with electromotive throttle controller and automatic idle speed increase
  • Self-boosting anti-hopping clutch
  • New LED headlight and LED flashing turn indicator
  • Hand lever adjustable in four stages for brake and clutc
  • Engine housing covers of alternator, clutch and water pump painted titanium grey metallic
  • Gently revised design with an attractive basic color and two exclusive style variants

As the “40 Years GS” edition, however, the black and yellow BMW G 310 GS is based on a famous historical model from the BMW GS history — the R 100 GS. If you want to see more, check out this video featuring its big brother below.

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