BMW G 310 R vs. Kawasaki Ninja 300 - Price, specs & features comparison

23/07/2018 - 11:01 | ,  ,  ,   | Ajinkya Lad

Last week, BMW Motorrad India launched the BMW G 310 R in India, and if that wasn't enough, just a day later India Kawasaki Motors introduced the locally made Kawasaki Ninja 300.

BMW G 310 R side
The BMW G 310 R rivals the KTM 390 Duke and is priced at INR 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is not a direct rival to the BMW G 310 R; however, this comparison is merely pricing based. While the G 310 R is a naked streetfighter, the Ninja 300 is an entry-level supersport. The G 310 R is locally manufactured by TVS in India, while Kawasaki assembles the Ninja 300 via CKD units with some localized parts.

Interestingly though, despite its local manufacturing, the completely Made-in-India G 310 R costs INR 1,000 more than the localized Kawasaki Ninja 300. The BMW G 310 R is priced at INR 2.99 lakh, while the Assembled-in-India Ninja 300 costs INR 2.98 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom Delhi). Both are premium bike manufacturers and compete in India and global markets. Here's a spec-level comparison between the Ninja 300 & G 310 R.

Specification BMW G 310 R Kawasaki Ninja 300
Engine 313 cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled with fuel injection 296 cc parallel twin with liquid cooling and fuel injection
Maximum Power 33.5 bhp at 9,500 rpm 38.7 bhp at 11,500 rpm
Peak Torque 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm 27 Nm at 10,000 rpm
Transmission 6-Speed 6-Speed with Slipper Clutch
Front Suspension 41 mm USD Forks 41 mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Mono-shock Bottom-Link Uni-Trak
Front Brake 300 mm disc with ABS 290 mm petal disc with ABS
Rear Brake 240 mm disc with ABS 220 mm petal disc with ABS
Front Tyre Size 110/70 R17 Michelin Pilot Street 110/70 R17 M/C 54H
Rear Tyre Size 150/60 R17 Michelin Pilot Street 140/60 R17 M/C 66H
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres 17 litres
Kerb Weight 158.5 kg 179 kg
Seat Height 835 mm 785 mm
Price INR 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) INR 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

The BMW G 310 R uses a 313 cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection that is tuned to develop 34 PS of maximum power and 28 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The motorcycle features USD front forks and an adjustable rear mono-shock while stopping power comes from disc brakes at both the ends with standard switchable ABS.

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 sources power from a 299 cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve, parallel-twin engine with fuel injection that produces 39 PS of maximum power and 27.3 Nm of peak torque. The engine syncs to a 6-speed transmission with a standard slipper clutch. The localized Ninja 300 features dual-channel ABS as standard and stock MRF tires.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 2018 green front right quarter
The 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 300 is now heavily localized in India and receives two colours - Lime Green/Ebony and Candy Plasma Blue.

Also Read: BMW G 310 GS & G 310 R deliveries to begin from next week

Both the motorcycles feature halogen headlamps, LED taillights and standard turn indicators. The Ninja 300 gets a twin-pod setup for the headlights, while the BMW G 310 R features sticky Michelin Pilot Street tires.

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