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BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390, Yamaha MT03 test ride video emerges

 
BMW G310R vs KTM Duke 390

The first bike from the TVS-BMW joint venture is slated for launch in Europe in the coming weeks.

First photo of BMW G310R displayed alongside rivals that include Yamaha MT-03, KTM Duke 390 and Kawasaki Z300 has been shared online. The photo was clicked at a recent event in Russia.

Along with the photo, a video has also been revealed which shows BMW G310R getting tested alongside its arch rivals, KTM Duke 390 and Yamaha MT-03.

BMW G310R India

The video goes on to show BMW G310R in motion along the streets of Russia, taking on rivals performance. You can clearly hear the bike’s exhaust note and see its acceleration. From the video, it seems that the acceleration of BMW G310R is impressive in the mid-range. It seems that BMW G310R beats KTM Duke 390 and Yamaha MT-03 when it comes to accelerating from 50-60 kmph to 126 kmph. Watch the video below.

One of the most anticipated bikes this year, BMW G310R is being produced at the TVS plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu from where it will be exported to Europe, Russia and Asia. Earlier this month, the company had revealed a total of 41 markets where the BMW G310R will be sold. Sadly, India is not going to be the first country where the bike will be launched.

BMW G310R receives a 313cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine offering 34 PS peak power at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It gets disc brakes at both ends along with ABS. BMW claims a top speed of 143 kmph.

In terms of appearance, BMW G310R exudes quality, premium workmanship and sporty stance. It is light and strong and receives a sporty seat. It gets gold-anodized fork and brake calipers. The wide tyres with better road grip add to the rider’s confidence while it tips the scales at 158.5 kgs.

Specifications

Engine
TypeWater-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, wet sump lubrication
Bore x stroke80 mm x 62,1 mm
Capacity313 ccm
Rated output25 kW (34 PS) at 9500 U/min (ECE Version)
Max. torque28 Nm at 7500 U/min
Compression ratio10,6 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic fuel injection, BMS-E2
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed143 km/h
Consumption w.r.t WMTC for 100km3.33 l
Fuel typeUnleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical system
AlternatorAlternator 330 W
Battery12 V / 8 Ah, maintenance free
Power transmission
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
GearboxSynchromesh 6-speed transmision Integrated in the motor housing.
DriveEndless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
FrameBolted steel frame, drive unit load-bearing, tubular steel rear frame.
Front wheel location / suspensionUpside down fork , Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspensionSolid die-cast aluminum swingarm, directly hinged monoshock, adjustable preload
Suspension travel front / rear140 mm / 131 mm
Wheelbase1,374 mm
Castor102,3 mm
Steering head angle64,9°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.0 x 17″
Rim, rear4.0 x 17″
Tyres, front110/70 R 17
Tyres, rear150/60 R 17
Brake, frontSingle disc, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper, radially bolted
Brake, rearSingle disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length2.005 mm
Width (incl. mirrors)820 (849) mm
Height (excl. mirrors)1.080 mm
Seat height, unladen weight785 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight1,760 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)158,5 kg
Permitted total weight345 kg
Payload (with standard equipment)186,5 kg
Usable tank volume11 l
Reserveapprox. 1 l
  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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