10. BMW G310GS

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

THE FACTS O 34bhp O 169.5kg O Seat height 835mm

HIGH­LIGHTS 313cc liq­uid-cooled sin­gle GS fam­ily styling 19in front rim

The baby-gs might be small in ca­pac­ity com­pared to its well-es­tab­lished sib­lings, but BMW’S com­mit­ment to de­sign and build qual­ity looks no less com­mit­ted. The fam­ily styling is un­mis­take­able, with the stubby front beak, ra­di­a­tor shrouds, head­lamp cowl and tank all mini-me re­work­ings of the 1200 fam­ily aes­thetic.

The new GS model gets a tubu­lar steel frame, cast five-spoke wheels, and a 313cc liq­uid-cooled sin­gle en­gine – com­plete with re­versed 4v DOHC cylin­der head. That means a claimed 34bhp at your wrist, and 20.6ftlb of torque, driv­ing through a six-speed gear­box and chain fi­nal drive – plus a heady rev ceil­ing of 10,500rpm.

A great small-ca­pac­ity op­tion for the ur­ban ad­ven­turer.

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