The BMW G 310R is easily among the most-awaited motorcycles of recent times. Thankfully, however, it will enter the Indian motorcycle market next month. The BMW G 310R is developed by BMW Motorrad in collaboration with our very own TVS Motor Company. The G 310R will cost more than the TVS Apache RR310 but will have the same set of rivals. This means it will end up locking horns with the likes of KTM 390 Duke and the KTM RC 390 in terms of its price positioning. Recently, we reported about a drag race where a BMW G 310R outclasses a Bajaj Dominar 400. But what happens when the upcoming Beemer meets the KTM 390 Duke? Here’s a video that shows a drag race between the 390 Duke and the G 310R (Drag race starts at 3:02).
While the BMW G 310R easily managed to outperform a Bajaj Dominar 400 on this very stretch of road, it was totally outclassed by the KTM 390 Duke. Multiple rounds of drag racing were held between both the motorcycles. In all the rounds, the Duke 390 was quicker right from the start and maintained a huge lead over the G 310R until the finish line. From the looks of it, there’s a huge gap in the performance offered by these motorcycles. The Duke 390 was the winner of the 400 meter as well as the 1000 meter rounds of drag racing. The Beemer was several bike lengths behind the Duke 390 in all the races. Hence, it becomes clear that the 390 Duke is clearly a stronger performer between these two. It emerged as the clear winner of these drag races.
The India-bound BMW G 310R gets its juice from a 313-cc, single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 35 PS and a peak torque of 28 Nm. In comparison, the KTM 390 Duke is powered by a 373.3-cc, single-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power of 43.5 PS and a peak torque of 37 Nm. The BMW G 310R has a kerb weight of 158.5 kg, which is marginally lesser than KTM 390 Duke’s kerb weight of 163 kg. The higher power and torque help the Austrian motorcycle easily outclass the new Beemer.
The video you see above is in Spanish. Hence, we might have missed out on some of the points. We’ll hopefully have a clearer picture once we get to ride the much-awaited G310R in India.
Video Courtesy – Full Gass on Youtube