BMW Motorrad introduced its new G 310 duo in the Indian market at relatively steep prices. The G 310 R roadster and the dual purpose G 310 GS were priced at INR 2.99 lakh and INR 3.49 lakh (both ex-showroom) respectively. So with the prices out, where does the BMW G 310 R stands against the competition? We compared the technical specifications and prices of the BMW G 310 R against its rivals (and the TVS Apache RR310) to find out!
But first, check out the detailed walkaround video of the new BMW G 310 R:
|Model||BMW G 310 R||KTM 390 Duke||Yamaha YZF-R3||Kawasaki Ninja 300||TVS Apache RR310|
|Displacement and Type||313cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, reverse inclined, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves/ cyl||373cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves/ cyl||321cc liquid-cooled parallel twin 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves/ cyl||296cc, Liquid-cooled, Parallel Twin, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves/ cyl||312.2cc, Single-cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, reverse inclined engine|
|Power (PS)||34 @ 9,500 RPM||43.5 @ 9,000 RPM||42 @ 10,750 RPM||39 @ 11,000 RPM||34 @ 9,700 RPM|
|Torque (Nm)||28 @ 7,500 RPM||37 @ 7,000||29.6 @ 9,000 RPM||27 @ 10,000 RPM||27 @ 7,700 RPM|
|Clutch Type||Wet, Multiplate||Wet, Multiplate, Power Assisted Slipper Clutch||Wet, Multiplate||Wet, Multiplate with Slipper Clutch||Wet, Multiplate|
|Length x Width x Height (mm)||1,988 x 896 x 1,227||2,002 x 838 x 1,274||2,090 x 720 x 1,135||2,015 x 715 x 1,100||2,001 x 786 x 1,135|
|Ground clearance (mm)||165||185||160||135||180|
|Seat Height (mm)||785||830||780||785||810|
|Fuel Tank (Litres)||11||13.5||14||17||11|
|Wet Weight (kg)||158.5||163||173||179||169.5|
|CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION|
|Frame Type||Tubular steel with bolt on rear frame||Steel trellis frame||Diamond||Diamond||Tubular steel with bolt on rear frame|
|Front Suspension||41mm Upside Down||43mm Upside Down||41mm Conventional Telescopic||37mm Conventional Telescopic||41mm Upside Down|
|BRAKES AND TYRES|
|Brakes Front||300mm Single disc, radially mounted 4-piston caliper||320mm Single disc, Four-piston radial fixed calliper||298mm Single disc with 2 piston caliper||290mm Single petal disc with two piston caliper||300mm Single disc, radially mounted 4-piston caliper|
|Brakes Rear||240mm Single disc, single-piston caliper||230mm Single Disc,|
Single-piston floating calliper
|220mm Single disc, single-piston calliper||220mm Single petal disc, two piston caliper||240mm Single disc, single-piston caliper|
|Tyre size Front||110/70 R17||110/70 R17||110/70 R17||110/70 R17||110/70 R17|
|Tyre size Rear||150/60 R17||150/60 R17||140/70 R17||140/60 R17||150/60 R17|
|Tyres||Michelins Pilot Street Radials||Metzeler Sportec M5||Metzeler Sportec M5||IRC Roadwinner||Michelins Pilot Street Radials|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs 2.99 lakh||Rs 2.38 lakh||Rs 3.48 lakh||Rs 2.98 lakh||Rs 2.23 lakh|
The KTM continues to lead the segment by a mile and still is the most value for money motorcycle. It packs most number of horses, features tons of electronics including a full TFT colour display with Bluetooth connectivity and ride-by-wire, and still retails for just INR 2.38 lakh (ex-showroom). Of course, the TVS Apache RR310 is the most affordable motorcycle in this comparison, and we were absolutely awestruck with the overall package but the Austrian pocket rocket is just too good to fall behind.
Watch the video review of the KTM 390 Duke below
Even in terms of performance, the KTM 390 Duke is the most powerful motorcycle in this comparison, closely followed by the Yamaha YZF-R3 in the second spot. The Kawasaki finishes third while the BMW G 310 R and TVS Apache RR310, with the same engine, finish fourth.
Watch the most detailed video review of the TVS Apache RR310 below
Meanwhile, Kawasaki recently announced a price cut for its locally produced Ninja 300, bringing its twin-cylinder offering at a much affordable price tag. In fact, it’s INR 1,000 cheaper than the BMW G 310 R which makes the competition even more stiffer for the Indo-German roadster.