The BMW G 310 R is a single-cylinder roadster under 500 cc which is light weight, powerful and offers dynamic performance making it a sensible option for bikers who want the best of city driving and country driving.
A genuine BMW roadster conceived from scratch, the G 310 R represents everything BMW Motorrad stands for – innovation, quality and of course many years of carefree partnership with its owner. Designed specifically for the world market, the BMW G 310 R can run on the most diverse fuel qualities, meets all emission standards and local requirements – and takes the typical BMW premium aspiration to the segment under 500 cc.
The powerfully expressive design of the BMW G 310 R is indicative of its agile, dynamic character, making a clear statement within its own segment. The small headlamp mask with striking headlamp, dynamically modeled fuel tank trim elements and characteristic roadster proportions with a striking front section and dynamic rear give the BMW G 310 R a mature presence on the road.
Precisely modeled surfaces define the dynamic side view. The compact, dynamic proportions and the short wheelbase promise fast changes of direction, while the high rear conveys a lightness that is suggestive of the bike’s sporty genes. In spite of the clearly visible naked bike character of the BMW G 310 R, the side surfaces in body color create a closed silhouette in athletic style. High-end details such as a standard upside-down fork, quality materials, supplementary fittings and excellent workmanship all reflect the finest within the segment, clearly underscoring the premium aspiration of the BMW G 310 R. The centerpiece of the BMW G 310 R is a newly developed 313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves and two overhead camshafts together with electronic fuel injection.
The striking feature of the engine is its backward-tilted cylinder in open-deck design with the cylinder head turned by 180 degrees, making it possible to position the intake tract at the front, viewed in the direction of travel. With an output of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7500 rpm, the engine of the G 310 R is a dynamic partner.
The roadster offers a markedly relaxed seating position for comfortable, stress-free and easy-going motorcycling. As is characteristic of BMW Motorrad, all switches and controls are simple and secure to handle. Great importance was attached to easy and safe operation, taking into account the most diverse rider anatomies.
It banks with ultimate agility yet always remains neutral and predictable. It masters lengthy bends and fast passages with directional stability, displaying athletic talent without any loss of comfort. Extremely compact and with a broad spectrum ranging from comfortable to sporty and dynamic, the G 310 R simply opens up a whole new world of experience in its segment when it comes to ride response.
Like all BMW motorcycles, the G 310 R is fitted with ABS as standard. It combines a powerful brake system with 2-channel ABS. At the front wheel, a single-disc brake with radially bolted 4-piston fixed caliper and a brake disc diameter of 300 millimeters ensures powerful and stable deceleration. At the rear, this function is performed by a 2-piston floating caliper in conjunction with a 240-millimeter brake disc. The G 310 R instrument cluster has a large liquid crystal display that offers excellent clarity and a wide range of information.