How Much Power Does the 2023 BMW G 310 GS Make?

Measuring max power output from BMW’s reversed single-cylinder engine on the Cycle World dyno.

BMW’s G 310 GS is the German company’s lightweight adventure bike. This urban dual sport is based off the G 310 R platform that came before it. Both models are designed in Germany but manufactured in India. The 2023 BMW G 310 GS utilizes a 313cc DOHC liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with a backward tilted cylinder and 180-degree rotated cylinder head. Its chassis consists of a tubular space frame, 19-inch front wheel, 17-inch rear wheel, ByBre brakes, and 41mm inverted fork and central shock with spring preload adjustment, both offering 7.1 inches of travel.

The mini GS does not offer a large electronic suite like its big-bore compatriot, the R 1250 GS. No ride modes are present and rider aids are limited to non-switchable ABS. Models 2020 and prior did have switchable ABS. In 2021, the G 310 GS received full LED lighting, adjustable levers, electronic throttle, automatic idle boost, and an anti-hopping clutch. Seat height is relatively low for an adventure bike at 32.8 inches but the styling gives the G 310 GS full-size aesthetics. Before hitting our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, the 2023 BMW G 310 GS rolled on our automotive scales for a reading of 384 pounds.

2023 BMW G 310 GS Dyno ChartRobert Martin

On the Cycle World dyno, the 313cc single produced 30.5 hp at 9,420 rpm and 18.8 lb.-ft. of torque at 7,460 rpm. The engine’s flat torque curve and linear power delivery are predictable and manageable in every condition. But to get the most out of the single requires keeping the revs past 7,000 rpm.