2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40 Guide

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2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40 : DRIVING ADVENTURE WITH A LEGENDARY LOOK.

Introducing the 2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40…

We see a section of the GS Flyline with a view of the BMW logo and the yellow GS Tape.

For 40 years, the BMW GS has combined versatility and boundless adventure. We are celebrating that this year with the “40 Years GS” edition of the G 310 GS. In the black and yellow look of the legendary R 100 GS, it brings the GS history to life: spontaneous, light-hearted and equipped with the typical GS Flyline. Thanks to Ride by Wire, it will confidently take you through the city and beyond. With this bike, you can clock up those miles effortlessly, experience pure riding fun from the first turn of the throttle grip – and feel the #SpiritOfGS in every kilometre.

For 40 years, the GS has stood for spontaneity, an escape from everyday life – and a unique community that lives out the #SpiritOfGS with every kilometre. Its success story begins in 1980 with the R 80 G/S: It quickly became a popular bike for all challenges, both on-road and off-road.

From off-road sport to the road
1978 to 1980:

In 1978, BMW Motorrad attracted attention with a predecessor to the first GS: The GS 80 takes in two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The bike had been developed by an in-house team of developers without an official order. But its success proved the engineers and mechanics right: Their bike made it truly enjoyable to ride both off-road and on-road. It was released to the market in 1980 under a slightly different name, the BMW R 80 G/S.

Its rise begins
1980 to 1987:

With the GS, BMW Motorrad created the perfect synthesis of off-road and on-road driving: Regardless of surface type, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes. The highlight is the monolever single-sided swinging arm, which is the first to be installed on a motorcycle worldwide. This reduces the weight and enables the rear wheel to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created the segment for large, comfortable dual-sport motorcycles – a segment that it still dominates today.

The GS gains momentum: more displacement, more power
1987 to 1996:

The new top model, the R 100 GS, focuses on a lot of displacement: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The paralever dual-pivot swinging arm on the rear wheel ensures effortless handling off-road and on-road. With its striking black-yellow paint, it is known as “Bumblebee”. The colour is still hugely popular among fans today and decorates this year’s special edition “40 Years GS” model.

A new chapter in dual-sport motorcycles
1994 to 2003:

The GS is on its way to being an icon while continuously changing: In 1994, the first enduro with a four-valve boxer engine appears with the R 1100 GS. The bike is popular because it handles well off road and performs perfectly on long tours. In 1999, the R 1150 GS follows in its footsteps. The concept is purposefully further developed with touring in mind and, in 2002, adapted even more to the needs of long-distance travellers with the R 1150 GS Adventure – the Adventure series is born.

From one-cylinder to two-cylinder
2000 to 2008:

The very popular and novice-friendly “Funduro” models, the F 650 and F 650 ST, have their engines reworked at the beginning of the new millennium. Thanks to the water-cooled single-cylinder unit, F 650 GS and F 650 GS Dakar riders have enough drive for everyday riding as well as that typical enduro feeling. In 2008, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS, both completely redesigned enduro models, are equipped with a liquid-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine. The means pure adventure, even in the mid-range segment.

From air-cooled to water-cooled boxer engine
2004 to 2017:

In 2004 BMW Motorrad re-released the R 1200 GS. The bike is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it even more dynamic on any terrain while weighing 30 kilograms less at the same time. A new era begins almost ten years later, when BMW Motorrad engineers equip the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The bike also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which takes handling and riding comfort to a new level.

The GS becomes even stronger
In the following years, BMW Motorrad continued to build on the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS appears with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine: Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft control, it provides more power in all speed ranges and makes the GS even more effortless. In addition, the mid-range F 750 GS and F 850 GS models undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with their larger displacement and modified chassis.

 

 

 

2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “40 YEARS GS” EDITION
Unique design for the anniversary: Inspired by the R 100 GS and nicknamed “Bumblebee”, its black-yellow look is truly striking. Striking design elements turn the legendary look into a true eye-catcher and let the bike shine in the gleam of over 40 years of GS history.

THE G 310 GS – ALWAYS A GOOD FOUNDATION
We see the G 310 GS in a harbour setting at sundown.
Outside “40 Years GS Edition”, inside all G 310 GS: With its modern technical features and comfortable GS ergonomics, it will take you to any destination in a relaxed manner. Adjustable clutch and brake levers now adapt it even better to your individual needs. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the G 310 GS.

40 YEAR DRIVE FOR ADVENTURE
From Canada to Central Asia, from the North Pole to the South Pole: the GS has been everywhere in the world in 40 years. A motorcycle that has mastered every terrain and every road – powerful and bold despite the elements. The GS is the pioneer of the dual-sport motorcycle.

 

• 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.

 

EQUIPMENT
Standard equipment

BMW Motorrad ABS
Fly by Wire electronic throttle
Stainless steel exhaust system
100% LED headlights incl. turn indicator and rear light
Adjustable brake and clutch levers
Luggage carrier
Optional accessories

Low seat
High seat
Topcase 30 l
Heated grips
12 V and USB socket

 

 

 

2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

With the BMW G 310 GS, BMW Motorrad is creating a new experience in the displacement segment below 500 ccm since 2016. Extremely compact, robust and highly versatile in design, it immediately established itself as a genuine BMW GS – especially for newcomers. Four years after its début, BMW Motorrad now presents the new BMW G 310 GS. Versatile, safer and more dynamic – whether in everyday traffic, during pleasure rides on country roads or off-road in easy terrain.

 

Single-cylinder engine according to EU-5 homologation with automatic idle boost and electromotive throttle controller.


The heart of the new BMW G 310 GS is still the reliable 313 ccm 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. This arrangement follows the logic of optimal combustion air ducting and results in a particularly compact vehicle architecture. With an output of 25 kW (34 HP) at 9 500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7 500 rpm, the single-cylinder engine of the new BMW G 310 GS is the ideal partner for dynamic motorcycling pleasure, including in the current EU 5 homologation.

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 driving 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 – seeing and being seen optimally.


Whereas the BMW G 310 GS was already equipped with brake lights in LED technology, 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 new LED headlight not only ensures particularly bright and homogeneous illumination of the road. Due to the modified connection, distracting vibrations of the light cone are a thing of the past. 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.

 

Hand lever adjustable in four stages for brake and clutch.
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 1st position the brake lever is 6 mm closer to the handlebar.

 

Gently revised design with an attractive basic colour and two exclusive style variants.


GS is a promise at BMW Motorrad. It stands for absolute functionality, reliability and robustness. Accordingly, the new BMW G 310 GS can be recognised at first glance as a genuine BMW GS. With its characteristic windscreen, high front fender, striking flyline and short, high rear end, it 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.
As the “40 Years GS” edition, however, the BMW G 310 GS is based on a famous historical model from the BMW GS history – the R 100 GS. Accordingly, it is in black and yellow – with the basic colour cosmic black and yellow graphics on the tank side panels. Just in time for the anniversary, BMW Motorrad is also presenting a new rider equipment collection.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $6,750 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £5,435 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and cam followers, wet sump lubrication
Bore / stroke 80 mm x 62.1 mm
Capacity 313 cc
Ratet output 34 hp (25 kW) at 9,250 rpm
Max. torque 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm
Compression ratio 10.9 : 1
Mixture control Electronic fuell injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 143 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 3.3 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 77 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded regular, minimum octane number 91 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator 308 W
Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the white suspension element of the G 310 GS in detail.
Power transmission
Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase
Drive Endless Z-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular space frame
Front wheel location / suspension Upside down fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable
Suspension travel, front / rear 180 mm / 180 mm
Wheelbase 1,420 mm
Castor 98 mm
Steering head angel 63,3°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 110/80 R19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R17
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimension / weights
Seat height 835 mm
(OA low seat: 820 mm, OE high seat: 850 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,870 mm
(OA low seat: 1,840 mm, OE high seat: 1,900 mm)
Usable tank volume 11.5 l
Reserve approx. 1 l
Length 2,075 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,230 mm
Width (excl. mirrors) 880 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 175 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 345 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 170 kg
1) According to Directive (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable tank capacity.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW G310GS Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and cam followers, wet sump lubrication
Bore / stroke 80 mm x 62.1 mm
Capacity 313 cc
Ratet output 25 kW (34 hp) at 9,250 rpm
Max. torque 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm
Compression ratio 10.9 : 1
Mixture control Electronic fuell injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 143 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 3.3 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 77 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded regular, minimum octane number 91 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator 308 W
Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the white suspension element of the G 310 GS in detail.
Power transmission
Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase
Drive Endless Z-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular space frame
Front wheel location / suspension Upside down fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable
Suspension travel, front / rear 180 mm / 180 mm
Wheelbase 1,420 mm
Castor 98 mm
Steering head angel 63,3°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 110/80 R19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R17
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimension / weights
Seat height 835 mm
(OA low seat: 820 mm, OE high seat: 850 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,870 mm
(OA low seat: 1,840 mm, OE high seat: 1,900 mm)
Usable tank volume 11.5 l
Reserve approx. 1 l
Length 2,075 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,230 mm
Width (excl. mirrors) 880 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 175 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 345 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 170 kg
1) According to Directive (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable tank capacity.

 

 

 

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