The BMW G310R will be launched soon. This will be the entry level BMW motorcycle for the Indian market. The German giant has ventured into the mainstream segment as it wants to expand its presence and reach. The price point that it will come at will coincide with that of the KTM Duke 390. The Duke 390 is an established brand and known to be an enthusiast’s delight. The new generation bike is feature loaded and comes with best-in-class equipment. The BMW on the other hand will bring in fresh styling and the prowess it has in building high quality bikes. BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 would be the hot topic in coming days.

There is sure to be a rivalry amongst the two. In terms of specs the Duke 390 is the more powerful one. BMW will try to undercut the KTM in pricing and use their badge value to lure buyers. We compare the two bikes to tell you which one is suitable for you. So, which one would you go for?  Read our BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 Comparison.

BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 Price 

BMW G310RKTM Duke 390
Price (on-road, Delhi)₹ 2.4 lakhs*₹ 2.68 lakhs

*estimated

The price of the G310R will be slightly lower than the Duke 390. There should be a difference of approximately ₹ 25,000 between both bikes. This will give the BMW an edge over the Duke 390, as it will be more affordable. The Duke on the other hand packs in more power and has more features like a colour TFT instrument pod, slipper clutch and Ride by Wire.

BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 Design

BMW G310R side profile

BMW G310R looks stylish. It has an upright seating stance, which seems comfortable for daily commuting. It is a fully naked bike. The fuel tank is muscular but not very large. The headlamp cluster is attractive. There is a stepped seat too. The G310R gets inverted front forks and there is some extra cladding under the fuel tank. The bike has a neat and well-balanced side profile. The rear is raised as there is a mono shock suspension.The rear portion too is very stylish. The black alloy wheels looks appealing too and they are identical to the TVS Apache RR310. The BMW G310R doesn’t look loud or shout out its arrival, it is subtle and appears classy.

2017 KTM Duke 390 1

The KTM Duke 390 is an aggressively styled naked bike. With its street fighter styling, it literally bulldozes into your face, such is its aggression. The headlamp is a split design one and is inspired by the Super Duke 1290. The new generation Duke 390 is a very attractive motorcycle. It is built on an all new chassis that gives it excellent dynamics and even good ride comfort. There are daytime running LEDs on the headlamp. The bike looks sportier due to the stylish body graphics. The fuel tank is bigger than the G310R. With all the new styling, the bike is a real looker and can make heads turn wherever it goes.

BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 Mileage

MileageBMW G310RKTM Duke 390
City28 km/l28 km/l
Highway38 km/l35 km/l

There will not be much difference between the two bikes in terms of mileage. The Duke 390 has a better power to weight ratio, hence the difference in fuel efficiency is not much. A real life comparison will give authentic mileage difference between the two. Both bikes are fuel efficient for their performance levels.

BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 Specifications

SpecsBMW G310RKTM Duke 390
Engine313cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder373cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder
Power33bhp43bhp
Torque28Nm37Nm
Transmission6-speed6-speed (with slipper clutch)

The BMW G310R gets a 313cc single-cylinder engine that churns about 33bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 28Nm of maximum torque at 7,500rpm. This is an all new engine from the bike maker and this will be a high-revving one. BMW’s engine technology has been one of the finest and we won’t doubt this one. This one should have good performance and it will have linear power too. This has a six-speed gearbox.

The 2017 KTM Duke 390 is powered by a 373cc engine. It delivers 43bhp and has 37Nm of torque. The torque has now increased by 2Nm and the power remains the same. This engine is the same as the earlier model but now comes with BSIV norms. There are few tweaks done to the engine. The gearbox is a six-speed unit.The Duke 390 also gets a slipper clutch for better control and even Ride by Wire technology, which enhances throttle response.

BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 0-100 km/h

AccelerationBMW G310RKTM Duke 390
0-100 km/h6.8 secs5.6 secs

The KTM Duke 390 has more power, however, the BMW G310R is not very slow in comparison. It is quick and in real world riding conditions, it will not make much of a difference as compared to the Duke 390.

BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 Top Speed

BMW G310RKTM Duke 390
Top Speed143 km/h160 km/h

The BMW G310R is likely to have a top speed of 143 km/h. This will be a bit lesser than what is for the Duke 390. The KTM Duke 390 has a top speed of 160 km/h.  However, the G310R will have good acceleration and will be just about a second slower than the Duke 390 to reach the 100 km/h mark. The BMW will be more suited for daily use than the Duke 390 and will be more comfortable to ride as well.

BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390 Dimensions

DimensionsBMW G310RKTM Duke 390
Length2005 mm2150 mm
Width820 mm760 mm
Seat Height785 mm800 mm
Fuel Tank11 litres13.4 litres
Kerb weight158 kgs163 kgs

The Duke 390 is slightly longer than the BMW G310R, while the BMW is slightly wider. The Duke is around 5 kgs heavier than the G310R, but has 10bhp extra power, which makes for a good power to weight ratio.

 

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