BMW has released its mildly updated G 310 R and G 310 GS LAMS pair, priced from $6960 plus on-roads, and $7345, respectively.
Both entry-level BMW models take on a handful of updates compared to the outgoing range, including a self-boosting anti-hopping clutch and adjustable brake and clutch levers.
Both bikes also gain full LED lighting with daytime running lights, while the 313cc single-cylinder engine carries on with 25kW and 28Nm, but benefits from an automatic idle speed feature to avoid stalling.
For 2021, the G 310 R is now available in Cosmic Black and Polar White, while a ‘Sport’ grade adds unique graphics and red accents on the frame and wheels.
The BMW G 310 R competes with rivals like the Honda CB300R and the Kawasaki Z400.
Styling for the new BMW G 310 R is reminiscent of the recently unveiled S 1000 R, with familiar engine covers and titanium grey accents.
BMW’s new S 1000 R naked bike debuts new styling and tech features, as well as a number of performance upgrades borrowed from the German brand’s S 1000 RR supersports model.
For 2021, the BMW S 1000 R uses a softer version of the 999cc inline four-cylinder engine found in its fully faired sibling, in this case tuned to deliver 121kW and 114Nm.
While outputs have not increased, BMW says that adjustments have been made for improved rideability and a more linear torque curve.
Specifically, BMW engineers have made the fourth, fifth and sixth gear ratios longer, and have included a smoother anti-hopping clutch.
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