For 40 years, the BMW GS has combined versatility and boundless adventure. We are celebrating that this year with the "40 Years GS" edition of the G 310 GS. In the black and yellow look of the legendary R 100 GS, it brings the GS history to life: spontaneous, light-hearted and equipped with the typical GS Flyline. Thanks to Ride by Wire, it will confidently take you through the city and beyond. With this bike, you can clock up those miles effortlessly, experience pure riding fun from the first turn of the throttle grip – and feel the #SpiritOfGS in every mile.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “40 YEARS GS” EDITION
Unique design for the anniversary: Inspired by the R 100 GS and nicknamed “Bumblebee”, its black-yellow look is truly striking. Striking design elements turn the legendary look into a true eye-catcher and let the bike shine in the gleam of over 40 years of GS history.
40 Years GS lettering in striking yellow
The lettering “40 Years GS” makes the heritage of this machine unmistakably clear.
Swinging arm, chain guard and footrest in black
Gives your bike stability and protection, while you benefit from proper support, both standing and sitting.
Typical GS Flyline in yellow and black look
Eye-catching design elements in yellow highlight the unmistakable GS Flyline of the G 310 GS in glossy Cosmic black – and are reminiscent of the legendary R 100 GS "Bumblebee".
Black tank and handlebars
Emphasise the distinctive shape and design of the G 310 GS.
The sporty windscreen in black provides a dynamic finish.
Engine block in black
The single-cylinder engine with Ride by Wire provides an assertive throttle response and convinces through and through in monochrome black.
Tapes in striking yellow
Make your machine an eye-catcher.
The black rims complete the unique look of your GS.
THE G 310 GS – ALWAYS A GOOD FOUNDATION
Outside “40 Years GS Edition", inside all G 310 GS: With its modern technical features and comfortable GS ergonomics, it will take you to any destination in a relaxed manner. Adjustable clutch and brake levers now adapt it even better to your individual needs. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the G 310 GS.
40 YEAR DRIVE FOR ADVENTURE
From Africa to Central Asia, from the North Pole to the South Pole: the GS has been everywhere in the world in 40 years. A motorcycle that has mastered every terrain and every road – powerful and bold despite the elements. The GS is the pioneer of the dual-sport motorcycle.
|Type||Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and cam followers, wet sump lubrication|
|Bore / stroke||80 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Rated output||25 kW (34 hp) at 9,250 rpm|
|Max. torque||28 Nm at 7,500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||10.9 : 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic fuell injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5|
|Maximum speed||143 km/h|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC cycle||3.3 l|
|CO2 emission based on WMTC||77 g/km|
|Fuel type||Unleaded regular, minimum octane number 91 (RON)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator 308 W|
|Battery||12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Multiplate clutch in oil bath, anti-hopping clutch, with self-reinforcement|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase|
|Drive||Endless X-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub|
|Frame||Tubular space frame|
|Front wheel location / suspension||Upside down fork, Ø 41 mm|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable|
|Suspension travel, front / rear||180 mm / 180 mm|
|Steering head angle||63,3°|
|Wheels||Cast aluminium wheels|
|Rim, front||2.50 x 19"|
|Rim, rear||4.00 x 17"|
|Tyre, front||110/80 R19|
|Tyre, rear||150/70 R17|
|Brake, front||Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted|
|Brake, rear||Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad ABS|
|Seat height||835 mm|
|Inner leg curve||1,870 mm|
|Usable tank volume||11.5 l|
|Reserve||approx. 1 l|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,230 mm|
|Width (incl. mirrors)||880 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled||175 kg|
|Usable fuel tank volume|
|Permitted total weight||345 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||170 kg|
G 310 GS - Edition 40 Years GS
Offer Ends Offer Ends 31/12/2021
Rookie To Rider
A motorcycle isn’t just a machine. It’s invigoration, inspiration and adventure.
A lifelong dream made reality; taking charge of your own destiny.
The poise and control as you grip the handlebars; the promise and potential beneath your feet.
Loving every commute, living every journey; looking out to an open road that only ends when you decide.
It all starts with the BMW Rookie to Rider programme.
You can sign up to this offer several ways:
If you don't need the rider equipment we can provide you with the training and a brand new BMW G 310 R with monthly rentals from £99 (Plus a £650 customer contribution*)
T&Cs Apply, click here for details
You’ll need to pass the Motorcycle Theory Test before your training commences and provide the certificate number to the training centre so your practical test can be booked. You can book your theory test at: www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
We'll take you from a complete novice to a fully-qualified rider within a week. You’ll train on a BMW and we suggest training with us over the full seven days if you’ve never ridden before.
Yes the Rookie to Rider scheme is available on a wide variety of bikes in the BMW Motorrad range. The monthly payments will change depending on the model chosen, and your local retailer will be able to create a quote for you.
*If you hold an A2 licence you still have plenty of motorcycles to choose from, all of which can be restricted and are suitable for the license you hold. These are the G 310 R, G 310 GS, F 750 GS (Restricted), F850 GS (Restricted), F 900 R (Restricted), F 900 XR (Restricted) and F 850 GSA (Restricted).
CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training. Most learner motorcycle and moped riders must take CBT. You then have to pass your full motorcycle test within 2 years or you’ll have to take your CBT again.
After you’ve completed your CBT, you can ride a moped or a motorbike up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW on the road. You must use L plates (L or D plates in Wales) until you pass your full motorcycle test.
The CBT comprises of 5 elements:
You'll move on from one element to the next when your trainer is happy you've
To find out more information about the CBT, please visit
Yes, there are age limits around which licence you can apply for. Please see below for a full outline on these restrictions.
I am aged 19 – 24
You’ll complete your A2 Licence. This comprises of your Theory Test, CBT, Module 1, and Module 2. Once you have obtained your A2 licence, any bike except G 310 R and G 310 GS will need to be restricted.
After two years or once you turn 24 (whichever is soonest), you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to the A licence. You’ll be required to revisit your BMW training centre and retake your Module 1 and Module 2. Once you have completed your A licence, you’re then able to ride a motorcycle of any engine capacity.
I am aged 24 or over
You’ll be able to complete your A licence. This comprises of your Theory Test, CBT, Module 1 and Module 2. These tests will be taken on a motorcycle of at least 595cc and 50kw with a minimum curb weight of 180kg. Once you have completed your A Licence, you’re then able to ride a motorcycle of any engine capacity.
At 19 you can get an A2 licence which allows you to ride a motorcycle with power up to 46.6 bhp which is usually means up to 500cc engines size. Please note a restricted version of a more powerful motorcycle can be ridden on an A2 licence. Below is a list of the BMW Motorcycles available on your ‘A2 Licence’:
After two years or once you turn 24 (whichever is soonest), you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to the A licence with your local BMW training centre.
Once your training has commenced and you decide the training isn’t for you, your £650 contribution paid to the retailer is non-refundable as this contributes to the cost of your Rider training. However you are entitled to withdraw from the monthly rental finance and will not be charged any additional fees.
You must ensure that you have and maintain comprehensive motor insurance on the motorcycle for the duration of your finance agreement.
Upon completion of the seven-day Direct Access course you are entitled to a 10% discount** off your annual BMW Motorrad Insurance premium. You can obtain an insurance quote online http://www.bmwmotorradfinancialservices.co.uk/insurance/bike-insurance or by calling 0345 606 6127
10% discount** is available when taking out or when renewing an existing BMW Motorrad Insurance policy and will remain in place for the insured motorcycle until the policy is cancelled.
Get On is a campaign run by the MCIA (Motorcycle Industry Association) to encourage more people to learn to ride motorcycles.
Check out their website for some helpful advice on learning to ride and what to look for when choosing your first motorcycle.
Terms and Conditions
BMW Motorrad UK, a trading name of BMW (UK) Limited is a credit broker.
*£650 customer contribution required. This is an upfront cost which is not part of the finance agreement. Rider Training has five centres spread across the UK, including the main centre in Royston, Hertfordshire, with satellite schools in Darlington, Exeter, Edinburgh and Stoke-on-Trent. The required motorcycle theory test - £23 is not included.
Monthly rental shown is for a 30 month BMW Personal Contract Hire agreement for the G 310 R, with a contract mileage of 12,500 and excess mileage charge of 2.05p. Applies to new motorcycles ordered between 01 October 2020 and 31 December 2020 and registered by 31 December 2020 (subject to availability) at participating BMW Motorrad Retailers. Please note for motorcycles delivered after 31.12.2020, these prices are subject to increase in the event of additional customs duties becoming applicable. Retail customers only. At the end of your agreement you must return the motorcycle. Excess mileage, vehicle condition and other charges may be payable. Hire available subject to status to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. Hire provided by BMW Motorrad Financial Services, a trading name of BMW Financial Services (GB) Ltd, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0FB. BMW Motorrad UK introduces customers to BMW Motorrad Financial Services only. BMW Motorrad UK does not receive commission or other payment for the introduction.
**BMW Motorrad Insurance is arranged by Devitt Insurance Services Limited and underwritten from a limited number of Insurers. Discount available for the duration of your BMW Personal Contract Hire agreement. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.
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