Unveiled recently at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, is the new single-cylinder G 310 GS from BMW.
The small capacity GS is instantly recognisable as such, with its tall geometry, short wheelbase, upright seating position and all the typical characteristics of a GS model; minus the big donk.
Powering the bike is the same 313cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine found in the BMW G 310 R, with four valves, an electronic fuel injection system and two overhead camshafts.
The bike is believed to sport an output of 25kW at 9500rpm and a maximum torque figure of 28Nm at 7500rpm — which is helped along by the bike’s low weight of 169.5kg.
A tubular steel spaceframe with a bolt-on rear section has been implemented to aid in torsional rigidity and create a stiff balance to improve steering response. A solid upside-down fork suspends the front, and the rear is handled by an aluminium swinging arm with a spring strut.
As with all BMW motorcycles, ABS is standard on the G 310 GS and can be switched off at the press of a button.
|BMW G 310 GS|
|at engine speed||rpm||9500|
|at engine speed||rpm||7500|
|Type||liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine|
|No. of cylinders||1|
|Compression/fuel||10.6:1 / premium unleaded (95 RON)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Ø throttle valves||mm||42|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter|
|Headlight||W||H4 12 V 60/55 W|
|Power transmission – gearbox|
|Clutch||Multi-plate wet clutch|
|Gearbox||constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox|
|Transmission ratios I||3.000|
|Rear wheel drive||O-ring chain|
|Frame construction type||Tubular steel frame in grid structure with bolted rear frame|
|Front wheel suspension||Upside-down fork ø 41mm|
|Rear wheel suspension||Drawn die-cast aluminium, directly mounted central spring
strut, adjustable spring rest
|Suspension travel, front/rear||mm||180/180|
|Steering head angle||°||63.3|
|Brakes||front||Single disc brake, Ø 300 mm|
|rear||Single disc brake, Ø 240 mm|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS|
|BMW G 310 GS|
|Wheels||Aluminium cast wheels|
|front||2.50 x 17″|
|rear||4.0 x 17″|
|Tyres||front||110/80 R 19|
|rear||150/70 R 17|
|Dimensions and weights|
|Total width (incl. hand levers)||mm||880|
|Seat height at unladen weight||mm||835|
|DIN unladen weight, road ready,
|Permitted total weight||kg||345|
|Fuel tank capacity||l||11|
|Fuel consumption (WMTC)||l/100 km||3.33|