BMW G 310 R BS6 vs TVS Apache RR 310 BS6: Spec Comparison

Published On Oct 14, 2020 05:34 PM By Benjamin Noel Gracias for BMW G 310 R

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Both motorcycles share the same motor and similar price tags. We find out which one is better on paper

BMW G 310 R BS6 Vs TVS Apache RR 310 BS6

BMW has launched the BS6 variants of its G 310 R and G 310 GS in India. Along with an updated motor, the two bikes receive a significant price cut. The new pricing puts the G 310 R on par with the TVS Apache RR 310 BS6. Both these motorcycles share the same motor and underpinnings but cater to different riding styles. Which one is the better buy? We do an on-paper comparison the find out:

Also read: TVS Apache RR 310 BS6 Road Test Review

 

Powertrain

 

BMW G 310 GS BS6

TVS Apache RR 310 BS6

Engine

312cc liquid cooled single cylinder FI

312cc liquid cooled single cylinder FI

Power

34PS @ 9250rpm

34PS @ 9700rpm

Torque

28Nm @ 7500rpm

27.3Nm @ 7700rpm

Gearbox

6-speed, Slip and assist clutch. 

6-speed, Slip and assist clutch. 

Power to weight

207.3PS/ton

195.4PS/ton

Top speed

143kmph

160kmph

Both motorcycles share the same liquid-cooled and fuel-injected motor, down to identical bore, stroke and compression ratio. However, changes in the ECU tune result in the BMW making slightly more peak torque than the TVS. Even the peak power outputs are available earlier in the rev range. Also due to the lack of fairing, the G 310 R weighs less than the Apache RR 310, resulting in a better power-to-weight ratio. So, we could expect the BMW G 310 R to be quicker than its TVS cousin, but manufacturer numbers suggest the Apache RR 310 has a higher top speed. Since both feature identical gear ratios, this could be down to the difference in final sprocketing. 

Both motorcycles now receive refinement updates as well as ride-by-wire throttle for more precise fuelling. The BMW G 310 R, however, misses out on the three rider modes the TVS Apache has received as part of its BS6 updates. 

While the BMW G 310R is expected to be quicker than the TVS Apache RR 310, the faired sports bike offers higher top speed and multiple riding modes. 

Also read: BMW G 310 R BS6 vs KTM 390 Duke BS6: Photo Comparison Gallery

 

Underpinnings

 

BMW G 310 GS BS6

TVS Apache RR 310 BS6

Frame

Trellis frame

Trellis frame

Suspension

Fr: 41mm upside down forks
Rr: Monoshock

Fr: 41mm upside down forks
Rr: Monoshock

Tyres 

Fr: 110/70 R17
Rr: 150/60 R17
Michelin Pilot Street radials

Fr: 110/70-ZR17
Rr: 150/60-ZR17
Michelin Road 5 radials

Brakes

Fr: 300 mm, 4-piston radial caliper
Rr: 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
BMW Motorrad ABS

Fr: 300 mm, 4-piston radial caliper
Rr: 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper

Bosch 2 ABS modes

Both motorcycles share the same underpinnings, save for the tyres. While the G 310 R continues to use the same Pilot Street radials as before, the BS6 Apache RR 310 gets more premium Michelin Road 5 radials. The Road 5s offer fantastic grip and in our braking tests helped reduce the braking distance significantly. Besides new tyres, the Apache RR 310 now gets ABS with two modes. 

In terms of underpinnings, it is the Apache RR 310 that stands out. 

 

Dimensions

 

BMW G 310 GS BS6

TVS Apache RR 310 BS6

Wheelbase

1380mm

1365mm

Ground clearance

NA

180mm

Fuel tank capacity

11-litres

11-litres

Seat height

785mm

810mm

Kerb weight

164kg

174kg

The BMW’s longer wheelbase should offer better stability on the highways. Both come with the same 11-litre fuel tank which does not do that well when it comes to range. In terms of accessibility, it is the BMW G 310 R that has the edge owing to its significantly low seat height and kerb weight. 

 

Features 

 

BMW G 310 GS BS6

TVS Apache RR 310 BS6

Headlamp

LED

Bi LED projector

LED tail lamp

Yes

Yes

LED turn indicators

Yes

Yes

Instrument console

LCD digital

TFT Colour

Rider modes

NA

4 rider modes: Track, Sport, Urban and Rain

The TVS Apache RR 310’s feature list is rather impressive. It gets a new colour TFT instrument console with different displays for each of its four rider modes. In Sport and Track mode, you get 100 percent power output i.e. 34PS. In Urban and Rain mode, power drops to 25.8PS at 7600rpm. It also gets varying levels of ABS intrusion depending on the mode. The Bi-LED headlamp unit has been carried over. It features a twin-projector setup that does a fantastic job of lighting up the road ahead.  

While the BMW G 310 R now gets an LED headlamp, it continues to use the same digital LCD instrument console as before. Compared to the Apache, the BMW’s console offers basic information like speed, engine rpm, fuel level, km reading as well as readouts for the clock and gear position indicator. Both motorcycles now get adjustable brake and clutch levers. 

When it comes to features, the TVS Apache RR 310 BS6 is the clear winner. 

Also read: BMW G 310 R vs TVS Apache RR 310 vs BMW G 310 GS: Family Feud

 

Pricing

 

BMW G 310 GS BS6

TVS Apache RR 310 BS6

Price, Ex-showroom Delhi

Polar White and Cosmic Black: Rs 2.45 lakh
Style Sport: Rs 255 lakh

Rs 2.48 lakh

The lower-spec BMW G 310 R undercuts the TVS Apache RR 310 by Rs 3,000. Its lightweight nature, easy accessibility and fantastic build quality make it a superlative offering. The significant price cut also means you now have to spend less to get a BMW motorcycle. That said, the Apache offers better features and also comes with premium tyres. It isn't too behind in terms of build quality either. So when it comes to value, the TVS Apache RR 310 BS6 offers more bang for your buck. 

Also read: BMW Motorrad Announces Extended Warranty & RSA For BS6 G 310 Twins

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