BMW G 310 GS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

BMW G 310 GS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

BMW G 310 GS Price starts at Rs. 3.49 lakh which is Rs. 1.68 lakh costlier than Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 1.81 lakh. The claimed mileage for the BMW G 310 GS is 37.4 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Himalayan is 29.5 kmpl. In technical specifications, BMW G 310 GS is powered by 313 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. BMW G 310 GS is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 5 colours. 54% users have chosen BMW G 310 GS over Royal Enfield Himalayan in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare BMW G 310 GS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type Single cylinder, 4-valves, Water-cooled DOHC engine Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement (CC) 313 cc 411 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 33.9 PS @ 9500 rpm 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 80 mm 78 mm
Stroke 62.1 mm 86 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 1
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital electronic ignition
Compression Ratio 10.9:1 9.5:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 5 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 3.12s 4.33s
Quarter Mile 15.72 s @ 133.64 kmph 17.92 s @ 114.66 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 20.02 m 20.74 m
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph) 33.47 m 36.14 m
Braking (100-0 kmph) 51.60 m 56.21 m
Mileage (City) 37.39 kmpl 36.26 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 31.94 kmpl 37.8 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) 35 kmpl 35 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 29.48 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 7.57s 11.69s
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h 20.02 m 20.74 m
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front Upside Down Fork , Ø 41 mm Telescopic Forks
Chassis Tubular spaceframe Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable Monoshock with Linkage
Tyre Size Front :-110/80-R19, Rear :- 150/70-R17 Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size Front :-19 inch, Rear :-17 inch Front :-21 inch Rear :-17 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tube
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Cast Aluminium Spoke
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 28 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2075*880*1230 2190*840*1360
Wheelbase(mm) 1420 mm 1465 mm
Length 2075 mm 2190 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 220 mm
Height 1230 mm 1360 mm
Seat Height 835 mm 800 mm
Width 880 mm 840 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 11 L 15 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight 345 kg
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
Battery Type MF MF
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb
Alternator 308 W
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Adventure Tourer Bikes Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Single
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Handle Type
Tachometer Digital Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Console Digital Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Digital Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers) 10000

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Q. Which is best bike, NS 200, Dominar 400 and Himalayan?
  • All 3 bikes represent completely different segments .NS 200 is a naked street fighter which can be easily used is daily commute and also some free styling with your bike due to it's light weight .Dominar 400 is a high powerd speed cruiser. This bike best for highway Crusing guys who wants to travel the road with some good speed and power.And on the other side , Himalayan is completely different bike . This is purposely build for off Roading . So it doesn't matters what kind of road you want to travel , you can go to nastiest roads with Himalayan .
  • NS 200 is like a city bike. Dominar 400 is a touring bike. Himalayan is the cheapest adventure touring bike. If you plan to ride in city only then go for NS 200. If you plan to go for occasional highway rides(no off road) then Dominar. If you want to enjoy the true awesomeness of Himalayan you should ride it off road.
  • Dominor have all the good things then Himalayan its more updated and all but for how long in two to three years u will start hearing noises from diff parts of the bike and one more thing by the time you completed your three years on dominar you will see 6 to 7 diff model of the same bike ... bajaj bike cannot be compared to Royal Enfield .. where even after 10 yrs the bike will be same as new ....
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Q. Sir which is better himalyan or thunderbird 500x?
  • Always depends on what your requirement is, in addition, always decide post a good test ride.For me, Himalayan is the better pick, simply because it is vibe free, has a great suspension setup and if you're keen on it, can go off road with ease (this depends on your skills too of course). The TB 500X's biggest advantage I can see is the alloy wheels and the tubeless tyres setup. This is the biggest drawback of the Himalayan according to me, but carrying an add-on electric air pump eases the pain. Of course, off roading and bad roads can damage alloys hence the spoke wheel setup on Himalayan. The TB 500X will vibrate at anything above 90kmph, while the Himalayan can go to 120 without any vibes.All that said, it is purely your choice. Both are good bikes.
  • Hi, I owned Himalayan from more than a year and I use it for my long ride as well as daily commute. I ride it almost 70 km daily from my house to office and I feel great experience about my bike. I also rode my friend's Thunderbird, but I take my decision in one test ride of Himalayan. It just looks big and hard to ride but believe me it's very much comfortable and easy to handle on highway or in heavy city traffic. It's a beast on off-road track. I never feel exhausted after a full day long ride. There are mainor issues in this bike but I m not sure that these are actually issues or just normal things like Knocking sound in handle bar after every long ride, chain loosen up very frequently and other small things which I have to go to workshop after long rides, only headlamp light is not sufficient. So I suggest you make your decision wisely.
  • Hi, I dont think anyone will be able to answer this becaus both the bikes are from different genre or class. - Hinalayan being an off roader or, as they say "purpose built" bike has everything different than Thunderbird being a highway or a cruiser bike. I enjoy riding Thunderbird 500 on a highway but, I enjoy exploring smaller towns and new roads on a Hinalayan. So, you ask yourself if you are a highway person or an explorer who might get different roads after every new turn. - Hinalayan, having bit less mileage than thunderbird, may give you more powerful pleasure by pushing the bike gear after gear. But, thunderbird will give you more of a relaxed and a happy ride whole day. I hope you find your answer in my philosophies for both.
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Q. Which is better between Himalayan and classic 500
  • For city and highway cruising at minimal vibrations say 80 kmph. classic 500 is very good bike. for all terrain including the above at 100 kmph with no vibrations himalayan is better. classic 500 is a soul hearted bike with no technical gizmos. it's just the rider and the bike. Himalayan on the other hand has a fuel indicator, compass, rpm meter. the pillion on the Himalayan is better than the 500. so I would prefer a himalayan
  • I am going to share my opinion on the basis of riding comfort , power , fuel economy , modern instrument cluster , build quality and most important is the reliability and according to all these upcoming points , Himalayan is way better than classic 500 . My vote for Himalayan .
  • Himalayan any day.It is cheaper and better in every single possible measurable wayHowever if you are not into offroading try the interceptor.Price difference is not much and performance on road is way ahead.
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