BMW G 310 GS vs KTM RC 390

BMW G 310 GS vs KTM RC 390 Summary

BMW G 310 GS Price starts at Rs. 3.00 Lakh which is Rs. 22,365 costlier than base model of KTM RC 390 priced at Rs. 2.77 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, BMW G 310 GS is powered by 313 cc engine , while KTM RC 390 is powered by 373.3 cc engine. BMW G 310 GS is available in 3 different colours while KTM RC 390 comes with 1 colours. 52% users have chosen BMW G 310 GS over KTM RC 390 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info G 310 GS ABS BS6RC 390 BS6
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 3.00 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.77 Lakh View On Road Price
(100 Ratings)
(736 Ratings)
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4-valves, Water-cooled DOHC engine Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Max Power 34 PS @ 9500 rpm 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
G 310 GS Colors
RC 390 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Cast Aluminium Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 12,083 G 310 GS Insurance Rs. 22,876 RC 390 Insurance

Engine Type
Single cylinder, 4-valves, Water-cooled DOHC engine
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Engine Displacement
313 cc
373.3 cc
Max Power
34 PS @ 9500 rpm
43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
28 Nm @ 7500 rpm
36 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type
80 mm
89 mm
62.1 mm
60 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Braking (60-0 kmph)
17.18 mm
Braking (80-0 kmph)
30.20 mm
Braking (100-0 kmph)
48.06 mm
Mileage (City)
29.26 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
32.86 kmpl
Top Speed
143 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h
17.18 mm

Upside Down Fork , Ø 41 mm
WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm
Steel Trellis Frame
Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable

Tyre Size
Front :-110/80-R19, Rear :- 150/70-R17
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Wheel Size
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Cast Aluminium

Dry Weight
166.8 kg
2075*880*1230 mm3
2145*760*830 mm3
1420 mm
1340 mm
2075 mm
2145 mm
Ground Clearance
178.5 mm
880 mm
760 mm
Fuel Capacity
11 Liters
9.5 Liters
Kerb Weight
169.5 Kg
Total Weight
345 kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
230 mm

Battery Type
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V, 8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Adventure Tourer Bikes
Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Handle Type
Clip On
Trip Meter
Average Fuel economy
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

BMW G 310 GS

  • Looks just like larger GS cousins
  • Comfortable upright ergos for touring
  • Is the lightest ADV in its class

KTM RC 390

  • The most powerful bike in its segment
  • rev-happy engine
  • ride-by-wire offers precise throttle inputs.

BMW G 310 GS

  • Engine refinement is a major concern
  • Lacks low-end grunt that is necessary for off-roading
  • Suspension is a bit too soft.

KTM RC 390

  • Committed riding posture
  • instrument console looks dated
  • stiff ride quality

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is better KTM RC 390 or KTM 390 Duke
  • There is no doubt in this tht KTM is highly reputed company but I want to share my experience, I have ktm rc390 and have done hardly 29000 km on it. You can check me service records, all services are before time.. but my bike has started leaving black smoke. It has just done 29000km and leaving black smoke. It's engine oil level decrease drastically.I have give my bike in ktm service station, total cost is above 50000 Rs. That too it l take month to get repaired. Once u have purchased this bike, there is no good support from KTM. Every one is just looting money from you. You can just imagine the quality of engine which starts burning engine oil just after 29000 km.
  • My bike is ktm rc 390 ...Why i choosed this model because first of all i think rc is looking more musculr than duke ...if we look at its specifications both rc and duke having the same except its handling and ride postureBefore rc i had r15/pulsar 220 both are more or less same on its riding posture and handlingIf we look at duke its a staright sitting naked bike And i test drived once at that time i felt its little hard to ride in traffic means to do very tricky to make a fast manoeuvre rest in highways it gives a good rodong posture with no back pain or shoulder painThen also why i choose rc my mainly because of its handling and look
  • Both are powerful performance bikes...they are made to do drift or race..drift bi Duke 390 with supetmoto mode in which you can unlock rear abs for drifting lowers..can be used for short commute not touring..Rc 390 is a proper race track beast for leaning in the track..ultimate midrange..handling...which one is better? buy according to your needs...but Duke does all what rc does and more with supetmoto mode...
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Q. I wanted to buy a bike in 300 to 400 cc. Which one should I go for among RC 390, Yamaha R3, Hyosung GTR 250, Apache RR 310 and Ninja 300? Please suggest me a better bike.
  • It depends on your taste and your attitude.1.if you want a bike to take to track - rc 390 is the best choice. mind you its not at all comfortable.2. if you want a bike with brand image and one that impresses by its name itself - Ninja 300 is the best choice. its the jack of all trades, i.e., it an all rounder .3. if you want a bike that is easy on the pocket and cheaper to maintain, has good looks and is comfortable to ride.- apache rr310 is the best choice.4. finally i don't see a reason at all to buy the yamaha r3 or the hyosung gt250r. the value for money and equipment offered is not on par with the competition. PS- all of these bikes are fun to ride and accelerate really fast!!! please wear proper rider gear.ride safe.
  • It purely depends on your riding style and the purpose. If you’re someone who rides aggressively and loves attacking corner, don’t look any further rc 390 is the one. But if you like to tour, commute and attack corners once in a while the R3 and Ninja 300 are the bikes for you. I personally prefer the R3 over the ninja 300 just because of the way it looks and the punch from the engine. I’m not a huge fan of the RR 310 it’s trying a lil too hard to do everything and doesn’t really stand out at anything. So to put it short, power and handling: rc390, touring and practicality: R3
  • See being an rc owner, i would definitely recommend RC but it really depends on what criteria you are looking most, if u want something for regular commuting i won't suggest unless you won't have any complaints due to its sitting position and heating issues even other riders may other opinions regarding its heating issues, I'm ok with it cuz that's why I've bought it right. But if you want something low in power, comfort riding, occasional track rides, or long commute go for rr 310. But hey there is nothing like an RC390.#proudRC owner.
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Q. Which bike should I buy, KTM RC 390, Royal Enfield Continental GT650 or Yamaha R3?
  • If you're looking for a light, powerful, sharp-handling sportbike that'll help you hone your skills, the KTM RC 390 makes perfect sense. However, the bike's committed riding posture means it's more suited for track than road. On the other hand, Continental GT 650 is a fun to ride cafe racer. The GT’s sporty riding position makes it much more suitable for twisty mountain roads and even high speed straight line blasts. To top things off, the twin-cylinder motor provides the performance and refinement that the 535 simply couldn’t. You may compare both bikes accoridngly. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details. If we talk about Yamaha R3, it has been discontinued and hasn't been launched ion BS6 era.
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G 310 GS Vs RC 390 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between G 310 GS vs RC 390?

As per the users experiences BMW G 310 GS is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage and comfort in your bike. But KTM RC 390 is better on the grounds of performance, maintenance and features.

Which bike is cheaper G 310 GS vs RC 390?

The KTM RC 390 is cheaper than BMW G 310 GS by Rs. 22,365.

Which bike offers better performance G 310 GS vs RC 390?

For the ABS BS6 version, 313 cc engine of G 310 GS produces 34 PS @ 9500 rpm of power and 28 Nm @ 7500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the BS6 version, 373.3 cc engine of RC 390 produces 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm of power and 36 Nm @ 7000 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the BMW G 310 GS has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • BMW G 310 GS
  • KTM RC 390
  • 5.0

    A perfect touring machine in its class.Very very comfortable seating posture.Bmw gs dna flows perfectly.

  • 5.0

    I like this bike.My dream.Nice bike.Power full bikes family.Long drive is not matching but i like it.

  • 5.0

    I Love This BMW G310 S Bike It's Awesome Bike

  • 5.0

    super bike for advancer experience bike

  • 5.0

    Its like a miracle.........spirit

G 310 GS User Reviews
  • 5.0

    For long rides its little uncomfortable however i used to take 20 - 30min rest after 1 and half hours of riding.Moreover its a powerful bike in its segment that can take you to almost 80 - 90 km in 1 and half hour of riding.It can run in triple digits speed for long.I am getting mileage of 33 kmpl on highways.Its really very good.Pillion comfort is not up to the mark.

  • 5.0

    This bike is awesome ....i don't have s riding experience but ....this is my fovurate bike ....i don't watch the mileage beacuse it is track focused sport bike so ....you can't get the good mileage in 390....but still it gives better mileage than ninja 300 bs6 ...i want to buy this for street racing ....

  • 5.0

    Rc390 in a perfect condition with 16000 kms, Well maintained, Price is negotiable the pictures are new and the bike looks just like it does in picturesnew tires, Powerful than the newer modelsselling for cash not exchange

  • 5.0

    Understand your vehicle and keep it maintained. You won't regret buying the same. Except the pro and cons, stop cribbing over the bad things in you vehicle, try to accept the odds and life will be a piece of cake.

  • 5.0

    Super speed pickup. nice sport bike for riders. Awsome design. Nice color combination. Many security features and safety features. I"m recommend to buy it. If you want a sport bike.

RC 390 User Reviews

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