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2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike Review Specs

The new 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike has been combining adaptability and endless adventure for almost 40 years. This year we’re commemorating the occasion with the “40 Years GS” version of the G 310 GS. It brings the GS heritage to life in the black and yellow style of the renowned R 100 GS: impulsive, lighthearted and fitted with the traditional GS Fly line.

It will confidently transport you around the city and beyond, thanks to Ride by Wire. In this motorcycle, you can easily log the kilometers, have pure riding enjoyment from the first turn of the throttle grip, and feel the #SpiritOfGS in every km.

For 40 years, the GS has represented spontaneity, an escape from ordinary life, and a one-of-a-kind community that exists out the #SpiritOfGS with every kilometer. Its success story started in 1980 with the R 80 G/S, which immediately became a popular bike for all tasks, both on and off the road.

2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike – Features and Price

2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike

The “40 Years GS” Edition’s Highlights

The new 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike has an anniversary design that is one-of-a-kind; its black-yellow appearance inspired by the R 100 GS and dubbed “Bumblebee” is stunning. The bike shines in the sparkle of almost 40 years of GS heritage, thanks to striking design features that transform the famous appearance into a spectacular eye-catcher.

The G 310 GS – A Perfect Foundation

Outside of the “40 Years, GS Edition,” every G 310 GS, It will transport you to any journey with ease thanks to its latest technical features and comfortable GS ergonomics. Adjustable clutch and brake levers make it more tailored to your specific requirements. Learn each and everything there is to know about the G 310 GS‘s numerous features and versions.

Drive for Adventure for 40 Years

In 40 years, the GS has traveled from Canada to Central Asia and from the North Pole to the South Pole. A motorbike that has conquered every terrain and road solid and fearless in the face of the weather. The GS was the first dual-sport motorcycle.

Single-Cylinder Engine

The proven 313cm liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with four valves, two overhead camshafts, and electronic fuel injection remains at the heart of the brand new 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike. The design characteristics of the cylinder inclination to the rear and the cylinder head turned by 180-degree with intake at the front and exhaust at the back remain.

This configuration adheres to the logic of optimum combustion air ducting, resulting in a very compact vehicle design. The single-cylinder engine of the new BMW 2021 G 310 GS with an output of 25kW (34HP) at 9 500 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 7 500 rpm is the ideal companion for aggressive motorcycling pleasure, including in the current EU 5 homologation.

2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike

The engine has been outfitted with an “electronic throttle grip” (electromotive throttle controller) in the new 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike and now provides an even more sensitive throttle response.

The automatic rise in idle speed while starting also prevents the engine from stalling unexpectedly. A novel feature is the self-boosting anti-hopping clutch. It decreases engine drag torque and significantly improves driving safety, especially during braking maneuvers requiring simultaneous downshifting. It also has much lower operating forces at the clutch lever.

LED headlight & LED Flashing Turn Indicators

BMW G 310 GS already had LED brake lights; the new 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike sports a full-LED headlamp for improved visibility at night and LED flashing turn indicators for enhanced visibility in traffic.

The new LED headlamp provides very brilliant and uniform lighting for the road. Distracting vibrations of the light cone are no longer present due to the adjusted connection. The three-light functions, high beam, low beam, and depending on the nation, daytime driving light are easily controlled via the left handlebar controls.

Brake and clutch hand levers are adjustable in four settings. The bike offers the clutch and handbrake levers that may now be adjusted in four steps. As a result, it now provides ergonomic benefits, especially for persons with tiny hands—stage 3 of the brake lever adjustment corresponded to grip width. The new brake lever is 6mm closer to the handlebar in the first position.

Gently Revised Design

BMW Motorrad’s GS is a promise. It represents perfect functioning, dependability, and toughness. As a result, the new 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike can be identified as a genuine BMW GS at first look.

It features the essential characteristics of the vast BMW R 1250 GS models with its iconic windshield, high front fender, dramatic fly line, and short high rear end. It has an even more aggressive and dynamic look from the front owing to the new LED headlamp.

Its color scheme also symbolizes its membership in the BMW GS series. The engine housing covers for the alternator, water pump, and clutch, which are now coated in metallic titanium grey, are shared by all three color options of the BMW G 310 GS.

2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike

The new 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike has a particularly athletic design in Rallye style in addition to the standard GS colors in white with the primary color simple polar white and tank side panels in grey.

The frame is painted red, while the tank center cover and front are painted Kyanit blue metallic emphasizing the off-road abilities and giving the motorbike an incredibly dynamic appearance.

The 2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike is based on a legendary historical model from the BMW GS heritage. The R 100 GS. As a result, it is black and yellow with the primary colors cosmic black and yellow motifs on the tank side panels. BMW Motorrad is also introducing a new rider equipment line just for the anniversary.

2021 BMW G 310 GS Edition 40 Adventure Bike – Technical Specifications


Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four-valve, two-overhead-camshafts, and cam followers, wet-sump lubrication
Bore / stroke 80mm x 62.1mm
Capacity 313cc
Rated output 34hp (25kW) at 9,250rpm
Max. Torque 28Nm at 7,500rpm
Compression ratio 10.9: 1
Mixture control Electronic fuel injection
Emission control The closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed 143km/h
Fuel consumption per 100km based on WMTC3.3 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 77g/km

Electrical system

Alternator Three-phase alternator 308 W
Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiplate clutch in oil bath
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into the crankcase
Drive Endless Z-ring chain including shock damping in rear wheel hub


Frame Tubular spaceframe
Front-wheel location/suspension Upside down fork, 41mm
Rear-wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum dual swing arm, spring pre-load adjustable, central spring strut
Suspension travel, front / rear 180mm / 180mm
Wheelbase 1,420 mm
Castor 98 mm
Steering head angle 63.3°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 110/80 R19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R17
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS

Dimension / weights

Seat height 835 mm
Inner leg curve 1,870 mm
Usable tank volume 11.5 l
Reserve approx. 1 liter
Length 2,075 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,230 mm
Width (excl. mirrors) 880 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 175 kg
Permitted total weight 345 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 170 kg

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