BMW’s Pocket-Sized Adventure Tourer: The 2021 BMW G 310 GS
The G 310 GS is a small-capacity adventure touring motorcycle from European manufacturer BMW. There are a number of small displacement models in the 2021 BMW line-up, but this aggressive and compact tourer is arguably the most exciting. It takes inspiration directly from its larger GS-designated stablemates, but in a decidedly smaller and more accessibly, fun-filled package.
The G 310 platform showcases BMW Motorrad’s smallest product engine. It’s a 313 cc single-cylinder that packs a surprisingly powerful punch. In terms of performance, the G 310 GS’s powerplant produces 34 horsepower and 21 lb-ft of torque, with the power delivered to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and chain drive. Combined, the G 310 GS can reach top speeds of up to 89 mph.
Aside from the bike’s rugged adventure ergonomics, the G 310 GS also packs a number of top features as standard equipment. These include ABS, USD forks, adjustable rear suspension, an LED taillight, a 19” front wheel, luggage rack, windshield, and more.
For 2021, the G 310 GS is available in a number of color options: BMW’s classic Pearl White Metallic Tricolor, Racing Red, and Cosmic Black. A special edition black and yellow design that celebrates 40 years of the GS brand designation is available in Canada and other markets, but currently not in the USA.
The 2021 BMW G 310 GS starts at $5,795 USD / $6,750 CAD
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- Price: $5,795 USD / $6,750 CAD
- Key Features:
- Gold-anodized USD fork
- BYBRE brakes
- GS ergonomics
- Engine: 313 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine
- Power: 34 HP
- Torque: 21 lbs-ft
- Wet Weight: 374 lbs (169.5 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.9 in (835 mm)
2021 BMW G 310 GS Specifications
|Engine||313 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine|
|Engine Power||34 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||80 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Compression Ratio||10.6 : 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuel injection|
|Max Torque||21 lb-ft (28 Nm) at 7,500 rpm|
|Clutch||Multi-plate wet clutch, mechanically operated|
|Transmission||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, integrated in motor housing|
|Suspension Front||Upside down fork, Ø 41 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Solid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload|
|Brakes Front||Single disc 300 mm, 4-piston front caliper|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc, 240 mm single-piston rear caliper|
|Tires Front||110/80 R 19|
|Tires Rear||150/70 R 17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||2.9 gal (11 l)|
|Alternator||Three-phase 308 W generator|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Overall Length||81.8” (2,075 mm)|
|Overall Width||34.7” (880 mm)|
|Overall Height||48.5” (1,230 mm)|
|Wheelbase||55.9” (1,420 mm)|
|Castor||3.9” (98 mm)|
|Seat Height||High Seat: 33.5″, Standard Seat: 32.9″, Low Seat: 32.3″|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled||374 lbs (169.5 kg)|
2021 BMW G 310 GS Features
Seat heights for every body size.
The G 310 GS provides the right seat for every rider type and in doing so enables relaxed and stress-free riding for all. In addition to the standard seat height of just 32.9″, two other options are available as special accessories: a lower option with 32.3″ and a higher, more particularly comfortable seat with a seat height of 33.5″.
The typical GS ergonomics.
Both the handlebars and the footrests and operating elements are arranged on the G 310 GS in a balanced way, thus guaranteeing the typical GS seat position. This ensures a relaxed and easily raised seat position for riders large and small for a perfect overview and precise handling.
Powerful brake system and standard ABS.
On the G 310 GS, ABS ensures safe braking maneuvers on every journey together with the powerful brake pads. The ABS can be switched off for off-road use.