Earlier this year at the BMW Motorrad Days event in Japan, a modified fully faired version of the BMW G310 R was showcased. The bike, which was named then called the BMW G310 RR was later displayed at both the Intermot show in Germany and at EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy.
The bike which was based off a render by Japanese magazine Young Machine has now finally reached completion and the magazine has revealed more details about this fully faired take on BMW’s smallest motorcycle by displacement.
The fully faired 310 has now been renamed the BMW G310 SS is a collaboration between the magazine and a company named Aetek, which manufactures full cowls and other external parts for motorcycles. The final bike has been produced to the spec shown in Young Machine’s renders, though there is one major change, the bike is now fully black. The SS in the name stands for Super Sport.
The cowl and other sections of the modified bike’s body have been constructed using lightweight carbon-fibre. These include the fairing for the bike, the fuel tank fenders and the rear panel.
The front end now features headlights that are aligned with each other. However, the SS retains one of the original render’s distinct parts in the form of the air duct that runs through the centre of the front fascia of the bike, which pays homage to BMW’s litre class S1000RR. The tail section features an under seat exhaust similar to the ones found on bikes used in the Moto 3 racing series.
Underneath all that fairing there are no major changes as the collaborators don’t seem to have fiddled around with the faired bike’s original engine. The BMW G310 R’s engine is powered by a 313 cc single cylinder, DOHC, reverse inclined engine that produces 33.5 Bhp at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The modified faired G310 SS also has carried over the G310 R’s brakes as well in the form of the 300 mm disc up front and the 240 mm disc at the rear.
BMW also makes an adventure version of the G310 R which is called the G310 GS. The bikes feature a different body style more suited to dual-purpose bikes with raised fenders and upswept exhaust. However, the suspension setup remains the same as the G310 R on its adventure focused sibling. This means that the G310 GS uses the same upside down 41 mm upside down forks up front and the aluminium swingarm and monoshock setup at the rear. BMW currently hasn’t revealed any plans to produce a fully faired version of the G 310 R.