While the two motorcycles are born a completely new avatar, they have both already existed in the market in one way or another. The latest generation version of the RC 390 was quite a successful high-end motorcycle in India, while the new BMW G 310 RR is essentially a rebadged version of the popular TVS Apache RR 310.
Here’s a detailed head-to-head comparison between the two new sub-400cc fully faired sport bikes to help you decide which offers the best value –
The BMW G 310 RR gets the same 313cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected single-cylinder engine as the Apache RR 310, which produces 34bhp of peak power and 27.3Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
|Motorbike||BMW G310RR||KTMRC 390|
|Engine||Liquid-cooled 313cc single cylinder||Liquid-cooled 373cc single cylinder|
|maximum energy||34 hp at 9,700 rpm||43.5 hp at 9000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm||37 Nm at 7000 rpm|
|Transmission||6 speeds||6 speeds|
In contrast, the RC 390 gets its power from a larger 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine that produces 43.5hp and 37Nm of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The Beemer’s suspension setup consists of a 41mm USD front fork with 140mm of travel, paired with a rear monoshock with 119mm of travel. It rolls on 110/70 R 17 tires at the front and 150/60 R 17 at the rear, while the braking functions are provided by a 300 mm disc at the front and a 240 mm disc at the the rear with dual-channel ABS.
The KTM The RC 390 gets a 43mm WP Apex USD front fork with 120mm of travel, mated to a 10-level preload-adjustable WP Apex monoshock in the rear with 150mm of travel. Braking duties are taken care of by 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes, with dual-channel ABS. The tire size of the KTM is the same as that of the BMW G 310 RR – 110/70 R 17 front and 150/60 R 17 rear.
On the features front, the TVS Apache RR 310 has four riding modes (Track, Urban, Rain, Sport), full LED lighting, 5.0-inch color TFT display, quickshifter bi-directional as well as traction control.
The KTM RC 390 features a range of Grand Prix-inspired electronics including Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), Quickshifter+, lean-angle sensitive cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO mode. Other features include a TFT display with KTM My Ride, an assist slipper clutch, 2-step height-adjustable handlebars, plus full LED lighting.
|BMW G310RR||KTMRC 390|
|RR (Black Sports Metallic) – Rs 2.85 lakh*||Factory Racing Blue, KTM Electronic Orange – Rs 3.14 lakh*|
|RR Style Sport – Rs 2.99 lakh*|
*All prices ex-showroom Delhi
BMW Motorrad India is offering the new G 310 RR in two versions – RR and RR Style Sport, priced at Rs 2.85 lakh and Rs 2.99 lakh respectively. In contrast, the KTM RC 390 is available at the standard price of Rs 3.14 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).