KTM Duke 390 vs BMW G310R Price Comparison: BMW-Motorrad launched the much-awaited G310R in India last year for INR 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It has no direct rival for the given price point, leaving KTM 390 Duke as the only comparable rival with similar aesthetics. Have you ever wondered what kind of difference do KTM and BMW bikes have among themselves? Here we have a detailed view of pricing strategy that both brands follow for Indian as well as the US market.
KTM 390 Duke commands a price tag of INR 2.44 lakh (ex-showroom) in India, saving INR 55,000 for buyers who choose the Orange ride over the BMW G310R. On the other hand, the US market has a different trend with KTM 390 Duke placed at $5499 (INR 3.80 lakh approx) and BMW G310R carrying $4750 (INR 3.28 lakh approx) worth price tag. Both G310R and 390 Duke sold in the US are made in India.
The US market claims no import duty on bikes exported from India, leaving both manufacturers free to decide a price without considering segment competition. The G310R saves INR 52,000 of a buyer in the US while the same motorcycle is placed INR 55,000 higher in the Indian market. The trend shows how aggressively Bajaj has retailed KTM bikes in India whereas BMW plans to cash-in on the brand name.
Comparing the engine specifications on both bikes, KTM 390 Duke comes to be the ultimate street bike of all time. It uses a 373cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine, producing 43.5 HP of power and 37 Nm of torque. The motorcycle features a slipper clutch, and ride by wire technology for impressive results. The flagship street machine from KTM also offers Orange wheels and a LED headlight.
BMW G310R is powered by a 313cc, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine, producing 34 HP of maximum power and 28 Nm of torque. The values are not in direct comparison to KTM 390 Duke but, lighter body permits G310R to bring impressive performance stats in the real world. Still, the unjustified pricing for BMW G310R will force many riders to choose the Duke 390 for better overall results.
Price Comparison (India vs. USA)
Price in India
- BMW G310R: INR 2.99 Lakh
- KTM Duke 390: INR 2.44 Lakh
Price in the USA
- BMW G310R: $4750 (INR 3.28 Lakh)
- KTM Duke 390: $5499 (INR 3.80 Lakh)
Price Difference (India vs. USA)
- BMW G310R: INR 29,000
- KTM Duke 390: INR 1,36,000