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‘Baby’ BMW G 310 GS matures with styling tweaks and tech upgrade

The smallest model in the BMW Motorrad range - the BMW G 310 GS - gets an update for 2021 with tweaked styling and new tech

The 2021 BMW G 310 GS has been unveiled boasting a nip and tuck across the board with refreshed styling, updated mechanicals and an upgrade of technology to help the smallest model in the German firm’s range grow up for the new model year.

Launched four years ago, the BMW G 310 represented a new entry level point for the BMW range and was developed in collaboration with Indian giants TVS Motors, where the machine is built and marketed heavily, as well as sold in western markets too.

The latest update comes as a means of upgrading it to BS6 compliance (similar to Euro5) but BMW have taken the opportunity to give the entire package a once over.

Under the skin, the G 310 - which comes in GS and Adventure specs - retains the same 313cc single-cylinder engine boasting 34hp at 9,500rpm and maximum torque of 28nM at @7,500rpm, but now meets European and Indian emissions standards.

New for 2021, the BMW G 310 receives ‘electronic throttle grip’ for a more sensitive and sportier reaction, plus a self-boosting ‘anti-hop’ clutch for smoother getaways. It also now comes with an adjustable brake and clutch to allow for different size riders more easily.

On the surface, the 2021 GS 310 retains a fairly familiar appearance, in that it gives off a ‘mini-R 1250 GS’ look but new for this model year are an LED headlight arrangement at the front and rear now, plus LED flashing turn indicators.

New colour options are available too with metallic titanium grey now featuring, plus two more striking looks in the Rallye finish - with polar white and grey colours - plus a new Kyanit blue, red and white look that mirrors its sportier models.

Prices are yet to be confirmed but shouldn’t differ much from the current basic starting price of £5,100

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