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.

SpecificationBMW G 310 RKawasaki Ninja 300
Engine313 cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled with fuel injection296 cc parallel twin with liquid cooling and fuel injection
Maximum Power33.5 bhp at 9,500 rpm38.7 bhp at 11,500 rpm
Peak Torque28 Nm at 7,500 rpm27 Nm at 10,000 rpm
Transmission6-Speed6-Speed with Slipper Clutch
Front Suspension41 mm USD Forks41 mm Telescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMono-shockBottom-Link Uni-Trak
Front Brake300 mm disc with ABS290 mm petal disc with ABS
Rear Brake240 mm disc with ABS220 mm petal disc with ABS
Front Tyre Size110/70 R17 Michelin Pilot Street110/70 R17 M/C 54H
Rear Tyre Size150/60 R17 Michelin Pilot Street140/60 R17 M/C 66H
Fuel Tank Capacity11 litres17 litres
Kerb Weight158.5 kg179 kg
Seat Height835 mm785 mm
PriceINR 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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