The BMW G 310GS and the G 310R are just days away from being launched in India. Both these motorcycles have been developed in collaboration with TVS Motor Company. That said, both the upcoming Beamers will cost more than the TVS Apache RR310. However, they will pretty much have the same set of rivals. Recently, we reported about a drag race where a KTM 390 Duke outclassed the BMW G 310R. But what happens when the G 310GS meets the Kawasaki Versys X-300? Here’s a video that shows a drag race between the two adventure motorcycles.
As you can see in the above video, the Kawasaki Versys X-300 is quicker right from the start of the race. While the performance difference isn’t significant initially, the Kwacker starts to pull away as the race progresses. As noted by the uploader of this video, at high speeds, with both the motorcycles in the 6th gear, the single-cylinder engine of the G 310GS simply can’t match the parallel-twin motor of the X-300. The Kawasaki Versys G-300 is the clear winner of the above drag race.
The Kawasaki Versys X-300 is powered by the same parallel twin engine that powers the Ninja 300. This engine outputs a maximum power of 40 PS at 11,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 25.7 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The motor comes mated to a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle has a kerb weight of 184 KGs. On the other hand, the BMW G 310GS makes do with a single-cylinder, 313-cc motor that outputs 37 PS at 9,900 rpm and 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The motor comes mated to a six-speed transmission and the adventure motorcycle has a kerb weight of 169.5 KGs. As can be noted from the specifications of these two motorcycles, the upcoming Beemer is not only lighter than the X-300 but also has slightly more torque on offer. However, the Kawasaki adventure motorcycle has a significant power advantage.
In India, the Kawasaki Versys X-300 is priced at Rs 4.60. In all probability, the G 310GS will cost roughly Rs 2.90 lakh.
Video courtesy – ADV Pulse on Youtube