Take a look at this head-to-head comparison between the three sub-400 cc fully-faired sports bikes to help you decide which one offers better value for your money –
The new Keeway K300R is equipped with a 292.4 cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine that produces 27.9 PS of max power at 8750 rpm, along with 25 Nm of peak torque which is delivered at 7000 rpm.
|Motorcycle||Keeway K300 R||BMW G 310 RR||KTM RC 390|
|Engine||292 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder||313 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder||373 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder|
|Max Power||27.9 PS @ 8750 rpm||34 PS @ 9700 rpm||43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||25 Nm @ 7000 rpm||27.3 Nm @ 7700 rpm||37 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
The BMW G 310 RR gets the same 313 cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected single-cylinder engine as the Apache RR 310, which produces 34 PS of max power and 27.3 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the KTM RC 390 draws power from a 373 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine that produces 43.5 PS power and 37 Nm torque. This makes it the most powerful bike in this comparison. Moreover, all three motorcycles are equipped with a 6-speed transmission.
The Keeway K 300 R is equipped with a 37 mm USD fork at the front and a rear monoshock. Keeway has equipped the bike with a 110/70 R17 tyre up front and a 140/60 R17 unit at the back. Braking comes from a 292 mm single disc on the front tyre, and a 220 mm disc at the back, with dual-channel ABS as standard.
The suspension setup on the BMW G 310 RR consists of a 41 mm USD front fork with 140 mm travel, paired with a rear monoshock with 119 mm travel. It runs on 110/70 R 17 front and 150/60 R 17 rear tyres, while the braking duties are taken care of by a 300 mm disc up front, and a 240 mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS.
The KTM RC 390 gets a 43 mm WP Apex USD front fork with 120 mm travel, coupled with a 10-step preload adjustable WP Apex monoshock at the back with 150 mm travel. Braking duties are taken care of by disc brakes-320 mm up front and 230 mm at the back, with dual-channel ABS. The tyre size on the KTM is the same as the BMW G 310 RR – 110/70 R 17 front and 150/60 R 17 back.
On the feature front, the Keeway K300 R gets LED lighting all around, alloy wheels, and a slipper clutch. More details about the K300 R are yet to be revealed. The features on offer with the BMW G 310 RR include all LED lighting, gets four riding modes (Track, Urban, Rain, Sport), 5.0-inch colour TFT display, a bi-directional quickshifter as well as traction control.
The KTM RC 390 gets 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, power-assisted anti-hopping slipper clutch 2-step height adjustable handlebar, as well as all-LED lighting.
|Model||Keeway K300 R||BMW G 310 RR||KTM RC 390|
|Ex-showroom price||Rs 2.99 lakh – Rs 3.20 lakh||Rs 2.85 lakh – Rs 2.99 lakh||Rs 3.16 lakh|
*All prices, ex-showroom Delhi
Pricing for the Keeway K300 R starts from Rs 2.99 lakh, going up to Rs 3.20 lakh depending on the colour option. Meanwhile BMW is offering the new G 310 RR in two variants – RR and RR Style Sport, priced at Rs 2.85 lakh and Rs 2.99 lakh respectively. The KTM RC 390 is available at a standard price of Rs 3.16 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).