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.
|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.
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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).