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

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

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 & Transmission BMW G 310 GS Royal Enfield Himalayan Kawasaki Versys-X 300
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4V, DOHC Air cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC Liquid-cooled, twin cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 313cc 411cc 296cc
Transmission 6-speed 5-speed 6-speed
Max Power 33.5bhp @9500rpm 24.5bhp @ 6500 rpm 39.4bhp@11,500rpm
Max Torque 28Nm @ 7500rpm 32Nm @ 4250 rpm 25.7Nm @10,000
Chassis, suspension & brakes
Frame Tubular steel Half-duplex split cradle Diamond tubular
Front suspension 41mm upside-down fork, 180mm travel 41mm telescopic forks, 200mm travel 41 mm telescopic fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Preload adjustable monoshock, 180mm travel Monoshock with linkage, 180mm travel Link-type monoshock,

148mm travel

Front brakes 4 piston caliper,

300mm disc

Dual piston caliper,

300 mm disc

Dual piston caliper,

290mm disc

Rear brakes Single piston caliper, 240mm disc Single piston caliper, 240 mm disc Dual piston caliper,

220mm disc

Dimensions, weights & capacities
LxWxH 2075x880x1230mm 2190x840x1360mm 2170x940x1390mm
Wheelbase 1420mm 1465mm 1450mm
Saddle Height 835mm 800mm 815mm
Ground Clearance 220mm 220mm 180mm
Kerb Weight 169.5kg 191 kg 184kg
Price Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India) Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India)

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