The BMW G 310 R has launched in India at a price of Rs 2.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom). While it faces no fierce rivalry, its nearest competitor is the KTM Duke 390. The Duke is priced around Rs 75,000 less than the BMW bikes. Moving on let’s take a look at the comparison story of BMW G 310 R Vs KTM Duke 390.
The BMW G 310 R was a much-awaited bike. It gets a naked roadster look with much appealing muscle lines all over its beefy body. Well, meanwhile, the G 310 R has launched in India as is available at a price of Rs 2.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It gets a 313cc liquid cooled engine with sufficient features. While there is no rival to this bike as such, it goes up against the KTM Duke 390. The Duke is priced much cheaper at Rs 2.25 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The features are not so different, but the styling sure is. G 310 R gets a more mature look, while the other bike gets a look of a ‘boy-toy’. Without giving any more details here, let’s hop on to the comparison story which gives you all the details of both the bikes.
BMW G 310 R Vs KTM Duke 390 Price
|KTM Duke 390
|Rs 2.99 Lakhs
Rs 2.25 Lakhs (ex-showroom)
The BMW bike is priced at Rs 2.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The pricing is low mainly because of its localisation with TVS. It’s a good thing though. On the other hand, the Duke 390 costs Rs 2.25 Lakhs (ex-showroom). This bike is one of the most popular bikes under the Rs 3 Lakh budget.
BMW G 310 R Vs KTM Duke 390 Engine Specs
|KTM Duke 390
|313cc liquid cooled
|373cc liquid cooled
Multi-plate wet clutch with a 6-speed transmission
|6-speed Transmission with Slipper Clutch
The G310R runs on a 313cc liquid cooled engine that produces around 34 BHP worth of power and 28 Nm of torque. It is mated to a multi-plate wet clutch with a 6-speed transmission. The Duke gets a 373cc liquid cooled engine that produces 40 BHP of horsepower and 37 Nm of torque. This one gets a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch.
BMW G 310 R Vs KTM Duke 390 Mileage And Performance
|KTM Duke 390
The estimated mileage of the G310R is around 30 KMPL. The top-speed recorded on this bike is around 145 Km/hr. The Duke 390 gives a lesser mileage figure of 25 KMPL. The top speed recorded on this bike is around 165 Km/hr.
BMW G 310 R Vs KTM Duke 390 Design
In terms of design, both are naked street bikes. The G310R gets a more macho and muscular look, unlike the Duke 390, which gets a sleek and sporty look. The main highlights of the upcoming bike include golden upside-down telescopic forks with 300mm disc brakes, the sporty upswept exhaust muffler and aluminium cast alloys. It shares half of its body with its Adventure twin, the G310 GS. On the other hand, the Duke 390 relies on the heavy detailed graphics and its colour combination. The cradle design, the skid plate, heavy graphics and the headlamp cowl add more to the ‘oomph’ factor of it. While the earlier one looks like a handsome hunk, the latter KTM bike looks like a toned playboy.
BMW G 310 R Vs KTM Duke 390 Features
This bike does lack on features according to its elder sibling, but this is the best that you can get. Following are the features of the BMW G310R:
- Front and rear disc brake,
- Upside Down Telescopic Forks
- Smoked Turn Signal Lenses
- LED Rear Light
- Multi-functional LCD display
- Cast Aluminium wheels
- Skid Plate
On the other hand, the KTM Duke 390 also provides us with similar features. Following are the features of the bike:
- LED Split headlamps
- LED turn indicators
- Bluetooth smartphone integration
- Riding Modes
- Exposed Trellis frame
- LED pilot lamps
- LCD instrument panel with colour screen
- Full metal fuel tank
- Dual channel ABS
- WP Suspension System
- Backlit switchgear
So what do you think which bike is the better one? Stay Tuned to CarBlogIndia for more such comparisons.