BMW announced updates to the G310GS, making the littlest GS Euro 5-compliant and giving it new LED lighting and adjustable levers. The G310R, the GS’ naked standard sibling, is expected to receive similar updates but it has not been announced as yet.
The engine remains a liquid-cooled 313cc four-valve engine with a reverse-canted single cylinder. For Euro 5 homologation, the G310GS receives a new electronic throttle, with BMW promising a more sensitive throttle response. BMW also added an automatic idle speed increase for improved starting. The claimed peak engine output remains at 33.5 hp at 9500 rpm and 20.7 lb-ft. at 7500 rpm.
The G310GS also receives an anti-hopping clutch to reduce engine drag torque and improve downshifting while also making the clutch lever easier to pull. Both the clutch and brake levers may now be adjusted through four different positions.
The previous G310GS used LEDs for its brake lights but the 2021 model uses a LED headlight and turn indicators. The headlight design was also updated so it doesn’t vibrate as much as the previous design.
The 2021 BMW G310GS is available in three color options: plain polar white with a black frame, Rallye blue with a red frame and a 40 Years GS black and yellow in honor of the GS line’s 40th anniversary. U.S. pricing and availability remain to be announced.
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