New 2017 BMW G310GS Unveiled at EICMA
Full details and specs released for the new BMW G310GS.
Weeks after being spotted while testing in Italy, BMW has officially announced the release of the G310GS today at EICMA. With design cues from its big GS sibling models, the new G310GS is intended to be compact and nimble while providing great comfort and versatility.
The new G310GS is equipped with a short wheelbase, a 19-inch front wheel, 7 inches (180 mm) of suspension travel and has a claimed unladen weight of 374 lbs (169.5 kg). At the heart of the new BMW G310GS is the 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine known from the G310R with reversed 4v DOHC cylinder head. The engine gives the baby GS an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 20.7 ft-lbs at 7500 rpm.
In terms of its suspension, the new G310GS is similar to the G310R roadster in using a tubular steel spaceframe with bolt-on rear section that combines torsional rigidity with robust quality. Given its good stiffness balance, this provides the basis for excellent ride stability and a precise steering response. The front wheel suspension is taken care of by a solid upside-down fork while at the rear there is an aluminium swinging arm in conjunction with a spring strut that is mounted on it directly.
Like all BMW motorcycles, the new G310GS comes with ABS as standard. It combines a high-performance brake system with 2-channel ABS for efficient deceleration and short braking distances. If desired, the ABS in the new G310GS can be conveniently deactivated at the press of a button.
BMW hasn’t announced pricing yet but based on the price of the G310R and G650GS, we’d expect the G310GS to land somewhere in the $6,000 to $7,000 range.
Engine: single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 4-valve, DOHC, wet sump
Capacity: 313 cm3 (80 x 62.1 mm)
Power: 34 hp at 9,500 rev / min (red zone at 10,500 rev / min)
Torque: 20.7 ft-lbs (28 Nm) at 7,500 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.6: 1
Fueling: BMS-E2 electronic injection
Clutch: multidisc in mechanically operated oil bath
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: tubular steel
Front suspension: 1.7 in (41 mm) inverted fork, 7 in (180 mm) travel
Rear suspension: swingarm in aluminum alloy, monoshock absorber adjustable in preload, 7 in (180 mm) travel
Front brake: single disc 300 mm, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear brake: single 240 mm disc, single piston floating caliper
Wheels: aluminum alloy wheels
Front tire: 110/80 R 19
Rear tire: 150/70 R 17
Steering head angle: 63.3 °
Trail: 3.9 in (98 mm)
Wheelbase: 56 in (1,420 mm)
Seat height: 33 in (835 mm) ; 32.3 and 33.5 in (820 and 850 mm) optional
Unladen weight: 374 lbs (169.5 kg)
Tank: 2.9 Gallons (11 L)