Spec comparo: BMW G 310 GS vs Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Kawasaki Versys-X 300

G 310 GS

With the launch of the BMW G 310 GS, the adventure motorcycling segment just got more exciting! We take a look on how BMW Motorrad’s baby adventure tourer stacks up against its rivals, on paper

  • G 310 GS
  • G 310 GS

BMW has launched the much awaited G 310 GS in the country at Rs 3.49 lakh, giving a reason for the ADV enthusiasts to cheer. The Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 were the only options if you were looking for a touring/adventure motorcycle to buy. While the Himalayan makes the least power at 24.5bhp, the Versys-X 300 is the most powerful of the lot, at 39.4bhp but makes the least torque at 25.7Nm. The Himalayan is also the only bike that makes do with a 5-speed box while the other two get 6-speed units. The Himalayan is also the only one motorcycle which is least expensive of the lot, at Rs 1.68 lakh compared to the G 310 GS and the Versys-X 300, which are slotted at Rs 3.49 lakh and Rs 4.69 lakh.

Hero MotoCorp will also launch its small capacity adventure motorcycle, the XPulse 200 sometime this year. It will also be the smallest adventure touring motorcycle in the country in terms of engine capacity. Recently, KTM also made an announcement that it will be launching the 390 Adventure in the country in 2019.

Here is a detailed spec comparison of the BMW G 310 GS and its rivals:

Engine & TransmissionBMW G 310 GSRoyal Enfield HimalayanKawasaki Versys-X 300
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4V, DOHCAir cooled, single-cylinder, SOHCLiquid-cooled, twin cylinder, DOHC
Max Power33.5bhp @9500rpm24.5bhp @ 6500 rpm39.4bhp@11,500rpm
Max Torque28Nm @ 7500rpm32Nm @ 4250 rpm25.7Nm @10,000
Chassis, suspension & brakes
FrameTubular steelHalf-duplex split cradleDiamond tubular
Front suspension41mm upside-down fork, 180mm travel41mm telescopic forks, 200mm travel41 mm telescopic fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionPreload adjustable monoshock, 180mm travelMonoshock with linkage, 180mm travelLink-type monoshock,

148mm travel

Front brakes4 piston caliper,

300mm disc

Dual piston caliper,

300 mm disc

Dual piston caliper,

290mm disc

Rear brakesSingle piston caliper, 240mm discSingle piston caliper, 240 mm discDual piston caliper,

220mm disc

Dimensions, weights & capacities
Saddle Height835mm800mm815mm
Ground Clearance220mm220mm180mm
Kerb Weight169.5kg191 kg184kg
PriceRs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India)Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)Rs 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India)


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