The Striking New 2021 BMW G310GS Looks To Capture The 2A Licence Segment With Stunning Paint Schemes And New Hardware.

Posted On : 08-10-2020

The adventure motorcycling market has been growing by leaps and bounds. Not only do these motorcycles go where most others can’t, but they are also everyday easy to ride machines- thanks to their low-end grunt and comfort factor. However, most adventure motorcycles are high in displacement weight, needless to say, costs too.

Thankfully, there has been an influx of small capacity adventure motorcycles with the KTM 390 Adventure joining the ranks. The Royal Enfield Himalayan was already a no-nonsense barebones adventure machine. But when you think about adventure motorcycles- the BMW moniker is hard to be ignored.



The GS badge has already earned worldwide recognition amongst the adventure touring aficionados. But practically not everyone would put as much money on a BMW R1200GS as handling a behemoth of a machine is another factor. That is where the BMW G310 GS stepped in- an outcome of the technical collaboration with TVS Motors India that also brought the street-oriented BMW G310R



The Euro5 emission compliance is another opportunity for BMW to get back into the low displacement adventure motorcycle segment with the 2021 BMW G310 GS. The 313cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine is now Euro5 compliant with no changes in power and torque output.

It continues to crank out similar figures of 34 hp @ 9500 rpm with a peak twisting force of 28 nm @ 7500 rpm. But there’s more than just emission changes on the 2021 BMW G310 GS, and it’s an attractive paint job to start with. A Rallye style scheme wrapped in Kyanite Blue with a red frame in addition to regular polar white and grey shades.

The headlight and turn indicators are all LED with an optional daytime running strip in the headlamp assembly as featured in the 310GS’s bigger siblings.

Delve deeper to find the underpinnings upgraded. Fueling control is through an “electronic throttle grip” for crisp acceleration. The new G310GS also features an automatic idle boost that eliminates sudden stalling by increasing the engine rpm. The 6-speed transmission now comes paired with a self-boosting anti-hopping clutch that’s light in operation in addition to reducing the engine’s torque drag. The brake and clutch levers are four-stage adjustable and should help riders with small hands.


Most of the hardware bits remain unchanged and carried over from the pre-gen model. The fat 41mm gold anodized upside-down forks, 180mm rear mono-shock, 19-inch front, and 17 inch rear wheels, ABS-equipped single rotor disc brakes are all standard equipment from the 2020 motorcycle. Wishful thinking, but spoked wheels would have looked way much better on the 2021 BMW G310GS. It’s odd to see the G310R and even the TVS Apache 310RR sporting the same set of alloys despite their varied genre.

The 2021 BMW G310GS has always been a capable motorcycle for its category. The new model with its upgrades should open up a new chapter for the little GS and be a worthy purchase for riders with a Class 2A motorcycle licence.

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