BMW G 310 R vs. KTM 390 Duke - Spec comparo

03/07/2018 - 11:33 | ,  ,   | Ajinkya Lad

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.

BMW G 310 R left side at 2017 Thai Motor Expo
As compared to KTM 390 Duke, the features list on BMW G 310 R only include switchable ABS, digital display and LED taillights.

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.

Specifications BMW G 310 R KTM 390 Duke
Engine 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
Maximum Power 33.5 bhp at 9,500 rpm 43.5 bhp at 9,000 rpm
Peak Torque 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm 37 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Transmission 6-Speed 6-speed with a slipper clutch
Front Suspension 41 mm USD Forks 43 mm WP USD fork
Rear Suspension Mono-shock WP mono-shock
Front Brake 300 mm disc with ABS 320 mm disc with ABS
Rear Brake 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 11 litres 13.5 litres
Kerb Weight 158.5 kg 163 kg
Seat Height 835 mm 830 mm
Price 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.

2018 KTM 390 Duke white press front right quarter
The 2018 KTM 390 Duke gets class-leading features like LED headlights, LCD instrument cluster, ride-by-wire throttle system and a slipper clutch.

Also Read: BMW G 310 R & G 310 GS for India - 5 things to know

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).

BMW G 310 R Photo Gallery

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