Designed in Germany and assembled in India the BMW G 310 R is one such model which is output from two motorcycle giants.

  • BMW Motorrad and
  • TVS

Both these giants have excellent motorcycle lineup. And when it comes to G 310 R, it is the result of years of research and efforts of these two manufacturers.

The project BMW K03 started after BMW announced its partnership with TVS. Another critical point it becomes the first bike to be made outside Europe.


Difference between current and earlier model

  • The new model comes all adorn with LED lights and blinkers.
  • The electronic package comes with ride by wire throttle and slipper clutch.
  • Also, it gets three cool paint schemes. 
    • Style sport

    • Cosmic black and 

    • Polar white


For Style sport, you will have to shell out additional Rs 10,000 as it is the paint scheme with bold graphics and fusion of black, red and white colour and the frame remains red and the rims to are red.

Cosmic black is a combination of two colours black and white with black rims.

The third paint scheme is a combination of blue and white, which is a traditional BMW Mottard colour and looks cool.

The roadster also carries the DNA and lines of its elder sibling-like the

  • R 1250 R and
  • F 900 R



We compared the 2020 BMW G 310 R with naked as well as faired competitors.

While the websites of these manufacturers do show these models, however. Yamaha YZF-R3 and Honda CBR250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 are discontinued as they are BS4 and arrive in new BS6 avatar.

So we compared the 2020 BMW G 310 R with its fiercest rival KTM 390 Duke and TVS Apache RR 310 (Faired) as they both align with the BS6 norms.

Tech Specs of Competitors

BMW G 310 R
KTM 390 Duke (Naked)
TVS Apache RR 310 (Faired)
TypeWater-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts and wet sump lubricationLiquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engineSI, 4 stroke, 4 valves, Single cylinder, Liquid-cooled, Reverse inclined.
Bore / stroke80 mm x 62.1 mm89 mm x 60 mm80 mm  x 62.1 mm
Capacity313 cc373 cm³312.2cc
Rated output25 kW (34 ps) at 9,250 rpm32 kWSport and Track mode – 25 kW @ 9700 engine rpm (34 PS @ 9700 engine rpm).Urban and rain mode – 19 kW @ 7600 engine rpm (25.8 PS @ 7600 engine rpm)
Max. torque28 Nm at 7,500 rpm37 NmSport and Track mode – 27.3 Nm @ 7700 engine rpm.Urban and rain mode – 25 Nm @ 6700 engine rpm
Compression ratio10.9: 112.6:110.9 :1
Fuel DeliveryElectronic fuel injectionFuel injectionBosch – Closed-loop RT-FI
Emission controlThe closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5BS6 Emission normsBS6 Emission norms
Maximum speed143 km/h174–182 km/h160 km/h – Sport and Track mode.125 km/h – Urban and rain mode
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC3.3 l3.46 l/100 km35 km/l
Fuel typeUnleaded regular, minimum octane number 91 (RON)Normal unleaded fuelNormal unleaded fuel
Battery12V/8Ah8 Ah12V/8Ah
ClutchMulti-disc clutch in an oil bathPASC™ anti-hopping clutch mechanically operatedWet multi-plate – 7 plate design, RT slipper clutch
GearboxConstant-mesh 6-speed gearbox6 speed6 speed
FrameTubular spaceframeSteel trellis frame, powder-coatedTrellis frame, split chassis
Front-wheel location/suspensionUpside down fork, Ø 41 mmWP APEX 43Inverted cartridge telescopic fork
Rear-wheel location/suspensionCast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustableWP APEX – MonoshockTwo arm Aluminium die-cast swingarm
Suspension travel, front/rear140 mm / 131 mm142 mm/150 mmMonotube floating piston gas assisted shock absorber
Wheelbase1,380 mm1,357 m1365 mm
WheelsCast aluminiumAlloyAlloy
Tyre front110/70 R17110/70 Metzeler Sportec 110/70-ZR17 M/C 54W Tubeless – Michelin ROAD5
Rear tyre150/60 R17150/60 Metzeler Sportec 150/60-ZR17 M/C 66W Tubeless – Michelin ROAD5
Front brake
Single disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed calliper, radially bolted320 mm four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discDisc 300mm Petal type with ABS
Brake rearSingle disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating calliper230 mm single-piston floating calliper, brake discDisc 240mm Petal type with ABS
ABSBMW Motorrad ABSBosch 9.1MP Two-Channel ABS (Supermoto ABS)With 3 ride modes
Seat height785 mm. (OA low seat: 770 mm, OE high seat: 800 mm)830 mm810 mm
Usable tank volume11.0 l13.4 l11 l
Length2,005 mm2,002 mm (78.8 in)2001 mm
Height 1,080 mm1,267 mm (49.9 in)1135 mm
Width 849 mm873 mm (34.4 in)786 mm
Ground clearance165mm175 mm180 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled164 kg149 kg dry weight174 kg Kerb weight
PriceRs 2.45 lakh  (Ex-showroom)Rs 2.51 Lakh ( Ex-showroom)Rs 2 48 000 Lakh ( Ex-showroom)



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