2021 BMW G 310 R First Look Preview

BMW has revealed an updated G 310 R for the 2021 model year, with updates aimed at making power delivery more smooth and responsive.

2021 BMW G 310 R First Look Preview

The BMW G 310 GS isn’t the only entry-level machine getting updates for 2021. BMW unveiled its 2021 G 310 R during a live-stream presentation this morning, showcasing changes to the throttle, clutch, and aesthetics. These updates are intended to improve the responsiveness of the bike and bring its looks closer to its larger roadster siblings.


The BMW G 310 R will have some new features in 2021. (BMW/)

The major updates include a new ride-by-wire throttle, which BMW promises will allow for more instant power delivery at initial roll-on and more precise throttle response mid-ride. There is also a new slipper clutch to smooth out downshifts, along with an increase in idle speed to help riders, particularly newer riders, avoid stalling the bike.

A new ride-by-wire throttle is intended to improve throttle response.
A new ride-by-wire throttle is intended to improve throttle response. (BMW/)

The brake and clutch levers have been updated too, now allowing four positions of adjustability.

Additionally, BMW equipped the 2021 G 310 R with LED lighting throughout, utilizing the same C-shape daytime running light as is used on the larger S 1000 R.

LED lighting will be utilized throughout.
LED lighting will be utilized throughout. (BMW/)

Changes to the headlight, side panels, and color scheme are also meant to create a more direct link to the S1000R. The new G 310 R will come in Cosmic Black or Pearl White with blue accents. There will also be a Limestone Metallic with red accent “Sport” colorway available. All three color options will feature new Titanium Gray Metallic covers and grab handles.

Designers updated the styling to better match the larger roadsters in BMW’s lineup.
Designers updated the styling to better match the larger roadsters in BMW’s lineup. (BMW/)

Major elements within the 313cc single remain unchanged, as do the suspension and braking components.

There’s no word on any potential price increase from the 2020 MSRP of $4,945, but it’s not out of the question to imagine the bike inching past the $5,000 mark with the updates. Availability details are also not available at this time.

2021 BMW G 310 R Technical Specifications

Price: TBD
Engine: 313cc, DOHC, water-cooled single; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke: 80.0 x 62.1mm
Compression Ratio: 10.9:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ ride by wire
Clutch: Wet, multiplate slipper clutch
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Tubular steel
Front Suspension: 41mm USD fork, 5.5-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock adjustable for preload; 5.1-in. travel
Front Brakes: 4-piston radial caliper, 300mm disc w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston floating caliper, 245mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: 5-spoke die-cast; 3.0 x 17 in. / 4.0 x 17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 110/70-17, 150/60-17
Seat Height: 30.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.9 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 349 lb.
Warranty: 3 years or 36,000-mile limited warranty
Available: TBD
Contact: bmwmotorcycles.com
CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT 405 lb.
WARRANTY 24 months, unlimited mileage
AVAILABLE March 2021
CONTACT ducati.com
The entry-level roadster retains the same engine as last year’s model.
The entry-level roadster retains the same engine as last year’s model. (BMW/)Suspension and braking components carry over into 2021.
Suspension and braking components carry over into 2021. (BMW/)No word yet on what pricing will be for the 2021 BMW G 310 R.
No word yet on what pricing will be for the 2021 BMW G 310 R. (BMW/)BMW equips the 2021 G 310 R with adjustable brake and clutch levers.
BMW equips the 2021 G 310 R with adjustable brake and clutch levers. (BMW/)2021 BMW G 310 R in Cosmic Black colorway.
2021 BMW G 310 R in Cosmic Black colorway. (BMW/)2021 BMW G 310 R in Limestone Metallic with red accents.
2021 BMW G 310 R in Limestone Metallic with red accents. (BMW/)Not a bad-looking entry-level machine.
Not a bad-looking entry-level machine. (BMW/)2021 BMW G 310 R in Pearl White with blue accents.
2021 BMW G 310 R in Pearl White with blue accents. (BMW/)2021 BMW G 310 R in Pearl White with blue accents.
2021 BMW G 310 R in Pearl White with blue accents. (BMW/)
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