BMW Motorrad India is set to launch the BMW G 310 R and the G 310 GS on 18 July in India. The bike will directly rival the KTM 390 Duke. Ahead of its launch, here’s our detailed spec comparison between the BMW G 310 R and the KTM 390 Duke.
The BMW G 310 R will mark its entry into the premium performance segment dominated by the KTM 390 Duke. BMW Motorrad India, owing to its premium brand image, will position the G 310 R above the 390 Duke. The 390 Duke offers tremendous bang for your buck with its advanced tech features. The bike receives best-in-class features like ride-by-wire throttle system, LCD Instrument cluster with Bluetooth Smartphone connectivity, LED headlights and switchable ABS with Enduro mode. The bike features a slipper clutch as well, which the G 310 R misses out.
BMW G 310 R
KTM 390 Duke
313 cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled with fuel injection
373.2 cc single cylinder engine with liquid cooling, Ride-by-wire, and fuel injection
33.5 bhp at 9,500 rpm
43.5 bhp at 9,000 rpm
28 Nm at 7,500 rpm
37 Nm at 7,000 rpm
6-speed with a slipper clutch
41 mm USD Forks
43 mm WP USD fork
300 mm disc with ABS
320 mm disc with ABS
240 mm disc with ABS
230 mm disc with ABS
Front Tyre Size
110/70 R17 Michelin Pilot Street
110/70 R17 Metzeler Sportec M5
Rear Tyre Size
150/60 R17 Michelin Pilot Street
150/60 R17 Metzeler Sportec M5
Fuel Tank Capacity
INR 3.50 lakh (expected on road price)
INR 2.68 lakh (on road, Delhi)
On the other hand, the BMW G 310 R features switchable ABS and digital instrument cluster. The bike gets conventional headlamps and LED taillights. Other features include upside down front forks and a preload adjustable rear mono-shock. The KTM 390 Duke uses USD front forks with open-cartridge technology and a preload adjustable mono-shock at the rear.
The BMW G 310 R employs a 313 cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled, reverse inclined engine that is tuned to produce 33.5 bhp of maximum power and 28 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The KTM 390 Duke uses a 373.2 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 43 bhp of maximum power and 37 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Both bikes are equipped with cast aluminium wheels and are shod with 17-inch tires. While the BMW G 310 R features Michelin Pilot Street tires, the KTM 390 Duke gets Metzeler Sportec M5 rubber. The KTM gets a price tag of INR 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). On the flipside, the BMW is likely to offer the G 310 R around INR 3-3.5 lakh (on the road).