The automaker from Germany is preparing to launch the much awaited BMW G 310 R in the Indian motorcycle market very soon. The bike has been already introduced in the International motorcycle market but for India, the company has finally given a green signal after a wait of three years. The bike basically runs against the KTM 390 Duke which has established itself over the years and enjoys a huge fan following in the Indian market. So how does the German fairs against the Austrian hooligan on paper? Let’s find out in the following spec comparison.
When it comes to looks alone, both the motorcycle are close as these are equally aggressive looking, sporty and appealing. The Duke has been designed more aggressively with dual tone orange/white frame delineates the raw instincts of the orange monster. The bike comes fully inspired from the original big-bad 1290 SuperDuke that has a class of its own. And the new 390 Duke reminds of the same from every angle. Talking about the BMW G 310 R, the bike has been designed from scratch and looks fresh. As reported, it comes with the top class fit and finish levels that can shame even bikes of the higher class.
The BMW packs a 313cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine that delivers 33.6 bhp of maximum power at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque comes at 7500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gear box. When compared to the KTM, the bike is almost 10bhp less on paper, as the 390 Duke packs a 375cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine delivering close to 43 bhp, the updated model now gets an additional 2Nm of torque which makes up close to 37Nm of peak torque. Just like the BMW, KTM too utilizes a 6-speed gearbox. There is a big power difference of around 10 bhp between both the bikes, and which clearly says that KTM is clearly going to win races against all of its competition.
Apart from engine and specification, another area where the BMW might lack behind its Austrian rival is in terms of features. The KTM comes equipped with a bunch of modern and safety features such as ABS, slipper clutch, ride by wire, riding modes, and LCD screen with smart phone connectivity. While the BMW also comes with LCD display, and ABS, but missing out on riding modes, slipper clutch and other such features seen on its rival. Also, KTM offers LED light on both the head as well as tail lamps, while BMW only comes with LED tail lights. So the KTM comes out as a winner in the features department as well.
The KTM 390 Duke is available in the Indian market at a price of Rs 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), on the other hand, BMW G 310 R is yet to be launched. When launched we expect it to be priced close to Rs 2.40 lakh.
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