Rid­ing a smart CC

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If you are in the mar­ket for a mo­tor­cy­cle to take to the open road on, you don’t have to look fur­ther than the 500 cc­ca­pac­ity seg­ment. small-ca­pac­ity mo­tor­cy­cles not only of­fer low fuel con­sump­tion, but also the ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity and agility that is not often found in mo­tor­cy­cles with larger ca­pac­i­ties. They are eas­ier and more af­ford­able to main­tain, of­fer a lower en­try price into the mo­tor­cy­cle mar­ket, and are often ideal for daily city com­muters who need to cover short stretches on the high­way.

This is ex­actly why BMW Mo­tor­rad cre­ated the G 310 R and G 310 Gs – while very dif­fer­ent, both are pow­ered by the same, smart en­gine, and pro­vide en­try to the pre­mium world of BMW Mo­tor­rad. The G 310 R is the first BMW road­ster un­der 500 cc.

At the heart of the two dif­fer­ent bikes is a com­pletely newly de­vel­oped 313 cc liq­uid-cooled, sin­gle-cylin­der en­gine with four valves and two over­head camshafts, to­gether with elec­tronic fuel in­jec­tion.

The lightweight, at­trac­tive G 310 R with nim­ble han­dling nat­u­rally ap­peals to novice riders, em­body­ing the pure essence of a road­ster. Prag­matic in the best sense of the word, it of­fers pre­cisely what is needed. For dy­namic per­for­mance and com­fort, the G 310 R is just as happy wind­ing its way nim­bly through the nar­row streets of a city as it is trav­el­ling pow­er­fully along coun­try roads. Thanks to its ex­cep­tion­ally low fuel con­sump­tion and a re­laxed, com­fort­able seat­ing po­si­tion, riders are able to cover long dis­tances com­fort­ably.

The com­pact, dy­namic pro­por­tions and the short wheel­base look after the fast changes of di­rec­tion, while the high rear con­veys a light­ness that is sug­ges­tive of the mo­tor­cy­cle’s sporty genes. In spite of the “naked” aes­thetic of the BMW G 310 R, the side sur­faces in body colour cre­ate a closed sil­hou­ette. High-end de­tails all re­flect the finest within the seg­ment, clearly un­der­scor­ing the pre­mium as­pi­ra­tion of the BMW G 310 R.

Fea­tur­ing clas­sic el­e­ments of its big Gs sib­lings, the BMW G 310 Gs is the bike for ev­ery­day ad­ven­tures. As far as BMW Mo­tor­rad is con­cerned, Gs is a prom­ise of per­fect func­tion­ing, re­li­a­bil­ity, and ro­bust­ness. The G 310 Gs trans­fers and em­braces these qual­i­ties to the below-500 cc ca­pac­ity seg­ment.

over light ter­rain it is supremely ro­bust. This makes it the per­fect companion for riders who are in search of an ev­ery­day, adventure mo­tor­cy­cle. Ad­di­tion­ally, the G 310 Gs is ex­tremely com­pact yet com­fort­able. The Gs opens up a whole new world of rid­ing within its seg­ment.

like all BMW mo­tor­cy­cles, both mod­els are fit­ted with ABS as stan­dard, com­bin­ing a high-per­for­mance brake sys­tem with two-chan­nel ABS for ef­fi­cient de­cel­er­a­tion and short brak­ing dis­tances. For use over light ter­rain, the ABS in the new G 310 Gs can be con­ve­niently de­ac­ti­vated with the press of a but­ton. The G 310 Gs in­stru­ment clus­ter also has a large, liq­uid­crys­tal dis­play that of­fers ex­cel­lent clar­ity and a wide range of in­for­ma­tion.

whether you’re a novice rider, a bud­get buyer, an adventure seeker, or a city sleeker, the G 310 R and the G 310 GS of­fer the full prom­ise of Mo­tor­rad brand motorcycling, in smaller and smarter pack­ages.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.bmw-mo­tor­rad.co.za.

BMW G 310 Gs

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