Milan show: BMW mini-adventurer G 310 GS officially revealed


BMW’s much-anticipated small-capacity adventurer, the G 310 GS, has finally been officially unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan.

The mini-adventurer is powered by a 313cc water-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine, with four valves, two overhead camshafts and finger followers, and wet sump lubrication. The same engine is already in place in the G 310 R roadster that was launched earlier this year. Claimed maximum power output is 33.5bhp and maximum speed 143 km/h (89mph).


The G 310 GS will be in direct competition with the Suzuki V-Strom 250, revealed earlier today. Looks like it will be a good year for small-capacity adventure bikes.

Here’s what the bike looks like:

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G 310 GS

TypeWater-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and finger followers, wet sump lubrication
Bore / stroke80 mm x 62,1 mm
Capacity313 ccm
Rated output25 kW (34 PS) at 9500 U/min (ECE Version)
Max. torque28 Nm at 7500 U/min
Compression ratio10,6:1
Mixture controlElectronic fuel injection, BMS-E2.
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed143 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC3.33 l
Fuel typeMinimum octane rating 91 RON (recommendation EU: 95 RON, recommendation BRA E27)
Electrical system
AlternatorAlternator 308 W
Battery12 V / 8 Ah, Maintenance free
Power transmission
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Synchromesh 6-speed transmision Integrated in the motor housing.
DriveEndless Z-ring chain, shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
FrameTubular steel frame with bolted rear frame.
Front wheel location / suspensionUpside down fork , Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspensionsolid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload
Suspension travel, front / rear180 mm / 180 mm
Wheelbase1.420 mm
Castor98 mm
Steering head angle63,3°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front2,50 x 19″
Rim, rear4,0 x 17″
Tyre, front110/80 R 19
Tyre, rear150/70 R 17
Brake, frontSingle disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted
Brake, rearSingle disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
Dimensions / weights
Seat height835 mm (820 mm: Low Seat; 850 mm: Comfort Seat)
Inner leg curve1,870 mm (1,840 mm: Low seat; 1,900 mm: Comfort Seat)
Usable tank volume11 l
Reserveapprox. 1 l
Length2,075 mm
Height (excl. mirrors)1,230 mm
Width (incl. mirrors)880 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)169.5 kg
Permitted total weight345 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)175.5 kg
Equipment (in parts)
Standard equipmentBMW Motorrad ABS, stainless steel exhaust system, LED tail light
Optional equipment (OE)
 Optional accessories (OA)Highly integrated OA: main stand, heated grips, LED indicators, 12 volt power outlet
Seats: Low Seat (820 mm), Comfort Seat (850 mm)
Luggage: Luggage rack, topcase “Light”, Topcase 30 l, inner bag
Navigation:   BMW Motorrad Navigator V (Europe, 4-Switch-Mount Cradle or North America with 4-Switch-Mount Cradle or without map data), BMW Motorrad Navigator Street (EU, US), BMW Motorrad Smartphone Cradle, Mount for BMW Motorrad Navigation System.

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