Four years after BMW Motorrad’s G 310 GS was launched, the two-wheeler arm of the BMW Group rolled out the new BMW G 310 GS from the assembly line of BMW Motorrad cooperation partner – TVS Motor Co – in Hosur.
The new G 310 GS (and BMW G 310 R) have received small updates to the styling as well as a BS6-compliant engine. The BMW G 310 twins use the same 312.2cc, single-cylinder, fuel injected, liquid-cooled engine that powers the BS6 Apache RR 310. For the uninitiated, BMW Motorrad and TVS have co-developed the 310 platform.
The heart of the new BMW G 310 GS is still the reliable 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves, two overhead camshafts and electronic fuel injection. The cylinder inclination to the rear and the cylinder head rotated by 180 degrees with intake at the front and exhaust at the rear remain the design characteristics. The new BMW G 310 GS’ single-cylinder engine develops 34hp at 9500rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm.
For use in the new BMW G 310 GS, the engine has been equipped with a so-called ‘electronic throttle grip’ (electromotive throttle controller) and now offers an even more sensitive throttle response. Automatic idle speed increase when starting 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 riding safety – particularly during braking manoeuvres involving simultaneous downshifting. It also offers significantly reduced operating forces at the clutch lever.
New LED headlight and LED flashing turn indicators
While the BMW G 310 GS was already equipped with LED brake lights, the new BMW G 310 GS now has a full-LED headlight for even better visibility at night and LED flashing turn indicators for increased visibility in traffic. The three light functions high beam, low beam and, depending on the country, daytime driving light can be conveniently operated using the left handlebar controls.
Both the clutch lever and the handbrake lever are now adjustable in four stages. It thus now provides ergonomic benefits – particularly for people with small hands. Stage 3 of the brake lever adjustment corresponds to the grip width until now. In the first position the brake lever is 6mm closer to the handlebar.
Gently revised design, two exclusive style variants
With its characteristic windscreen, high front fender, striking flyline and short, high rear end, the BMW G 310 GS has the main elements of the large BMW R 1250 GS models – and has an even more aggressive and dynamic appearance from the front thanks to the new LED headlight.
Its colour concept also reflects that it is part of the BMW GS family. What all three colour variants of the BMW G 310 GS have in common are the engine housing covers for the alternator, clutch and water pump, now painted in metallic titanium grey.
In addition to the typical GS colours in white with the basic colour plain polar white and tank side panels in grey, the new BMW G 310 GS has a very sporty appearance in Rallye style. The frame painted red and Kyanit blue metallic for the tank centre cover and front emphasise the off-road talents and give the motorcycle an extremely dynamic appearance.
At a glance: the G 310 GS' new features
- 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 indicators.
- Hand lever adjustable in four stages for brake and clutch.
- Engine housing covers of alternator, clutch and water pump painted titanium grey metallic.
- Gently revised design with an attractive basic colour and two exclusive style variants.
Bore and stroke: 80/62.1mm
Power: 34hp @ 9500rpm
Torque: 28 Nm @ 7500rpm
Design: Water-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine, four valves per cylinder, rocker arm-confirmed, two overhead camshafts and one counterbalance shaft, wet–sump lubrication, e-throttle grip, idle lift
Power transmission, transmission
Clutch: Self-boosting multi-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically actuated
Transmission: Claw-shifted six-speed transmission, integrated in the engine housing
Frame design Tubular spaceframe
Wheel guide, front wheel: Upside-down fork Ø 41mm
Wheel guide, rear wheel: Drawn die-cast aluminium, directly hinged central spring strut, spring base adjustable
Dimensions and weights
Overall length: 2,075mm
Total width (across hand lever): 880mm
Seat height at vehicle kerb weight: 835 mm
Vehicle kerb weight, fully fuelled and ready for riding: 169.5kg
Perm. total weight: 345kg
Fuel tank capacity: 11 litres
Maximum speed: 143kph
Data: BMW Motorrad