BMW will release its updated G 310 R LAMS naked bike in the first quarter of 2021, with refreshed styling and a number of minor tweaks throughout.
Updates to the BMW G 310 R were previewed earlier this year with the latest G 310 GS adventure bike, with both entry-level models gaining 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.
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.
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.
While pricing has yet to be officially confirmed, it is unlikely that BMW Motorrad Australia will stray too far from the outgoing model’s $7,130 rideaway pricetag.
The BMW G 310 R competes with rivals like the Honda CB300R and the Kawasaki Z400.
Rumours have recently been circulating that Suzuki is planning an entry to the segment using a platform from its Chinese partner Haojue.
Known as the DR300 in Asian markets, the bike could materialise as a Suzuki GSX-S300 to sit above the GSX-S125.
A spokesperson from Suzuki Motorcycles Australia told INFO MOTO that while it has no plans to bring in this model in the next twelve months, it admits that the bike would fill a big gap in its product range.
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