BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390: Image Comparison

  • Jul 15, 2022
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Which one of these supersports has more of the wow factor? Let’s find out

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The sub-400cc supersport segment in India has seen a lot of updates over the past couple of months. We saw the arrival of the updated KTM RC 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 400, and now BMW Motorrad has joined the party by launching the G 310 RR. How does the new entry-level German supersport compare against its Austrian rival? Let’s find out through an image comparison.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The design language of both bikes are completely different, with the BMW G 310 RR featuring a sharp face housing aggressive twin LED projector headlights. This edgy look extends into the side panels, further complemented by a muscular fuel tank. The LED turn indicators are mounted on the lower front profile of the side panels.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The RC 390, on the other hand, showcases a more rounded design language, with a large rounded front section coupled with simple curved side panels. The new headlight design resembles the current design on all KTM bikes. The tank too is more rounded, which blends well with the overall look of the bike. The front LED turn indicators are fused with the DRLs that extend through the perimeter of the fascia.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison
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The BMW G 310 RR gets a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster that is vertically mounted, and is capable of displaying different interfaces based on the ride mode. It misses out on Bluetooth connectivity though.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The RC 390 on the other hand gets a 7-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, that provides call alerts and music information.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The G 310 RR is powered by a 312.3cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine – developing 34PS and 27Nm in Sport and Track mode; and 25.8PS and 25Nm in Urban and Rain mode – mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. 

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The RC 390 is propelled by a comparatively larger 373cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine making 43.5PS and 37Nm, also mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. However, this bike misses out on ride modes.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

Underpinnings on the G 310 RR include a 41mm upside-down fork along with a pre-load-adjustable monoshock.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The RC 390 gets a 43mm WP Apex inverted fork and a single-piston WP monoshock with five-step pre-load and rebound adjustability. Both bikes miss out on adjustable front suspension.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

Braking duties on the BMW G 310 RR are carried out by a 300mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The RC 390 is anchored by 320mm and 230mm discs at the front and rear, equipped with ByBre calipers. Both bikes sit on 17-inch wheels wrapped with 110/70-section and 150/60-section tyres at the front and rear, respectively. The KTM gets Metzeler Sportec M5 rubber while the BMW is shod with Pirelli Pilot Streets.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

The BMW G 310 RR tips the scales at 174kg. It also features a slightly smaller 12-litre fuel tank, when compared with the 13.7-litre fuel tank on the RC 390.

BMW G 310 RR vs KTM RC 390 Image Comparison

In comparison, KTM has worked on reducing the kerb weight of the new RC 390 and the motorcycle now weighs 172kg.

The KTM RC 390 is priced at Rs 3,13,922, while the BMW G 310 RR is priced between Rs 2,85,000 to Rs 2,99,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). While the BMW is feature-packed and is priced lower than its Austrian rival, it misses out on the brute power that is synonymous with the RC 390. 

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