10. BMW G310GS
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.