BMW G 310 R vs KTM 390 Duke: Spares And Maintenance Costs Compared

Published On Jan 8, 2021 09:18 AM By Manaal Mahatme for BMW G 310 R

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With the increasing prices of KTMs, should you be seriously considering the baby Beemer?

Ever since its launch in 2013, the KTM 390 Duke has been ruling the segment nearly unchallenged. KTM’s alliance with Bajaj has helped the Austrian brand to offer a value-for-money proposition like no other. The country had similar hopes from the BMW-TVS venture, however, the G 310 twins turned out to be a pricey proposition when launched in 2018.

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However, the tables turned in 2020 when BMW stunned everyone with the launch of the BS6 G 310 R. Not only did the Bavarian brand address the major issues with the baby Beemer, it also slashed the pricing by Rs. 54,000. KTM, on the other hand, had been steadily increasing the price of its offerings, to a point where the Duke is now Rs 25,000 pricier than the G 310 R! We loved the updated Beemer during our road test and like everyone else, we were curious to know if the BMW G 310 R could actually be easier to live with than the KTM 390 Duke.

Spare Part Costs

Parts

BMW G 310 R

KTM 390 Duke

Clutch Cable

Rs 834

Rs 170

Oil Filter

Rs 324

Rs 74

Air Filter

Rs 418

Rs 290

Fuel filter

Rs 238

Rs 100

Mirror Right

Rs 767

Rs 224

Mirror Left

Rs 768

Rs 224

Spark Plug

Rs 737

Rs 240

Rider Foot peg (one side)

Rs 285

Rs 157

Passenger foot peg (one side)

Rs 221

Rs 205

One of the biggest advantages of buying a KTM has been the cost of its spare parts. Despite being manufactured in India, the BMW doesn’t come close to the KTM. That said, the Beemer certainly sports superior quality parts that are sturdier and are more likely to survive small spills or even wear out slower.


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Service Costs And Intervals

 

BMW G 310 R

KTM 390 Duke

1st service

Rs 3,887

Rs 2,000 - Rs 2,500

2nd service

Rs 5,782 (12 months or 10,000km)

Rs 2,500 - Rs 3,000 (12 months or 7,500km)


It doesn’t come as a surprise that the service costs of the G 310 R is more than the 390 Duke. The service cost of the BMW includes oil and oil filter change along with air filter, spark plug and chain maintenance. Extra consumables, including washing, will be charged extra by the local dealers.
 

Recommended service intervals

BMW G 310 R

KTM 390 Duke

1st service

1000km

1000km

2nd service

10,000km or 1 year

7,500km or 1 year

3rd service

20,000km or 2 years

15,000km or 2 years

4th service

30,000km or 3 years

NA

Where the BMW shines is the longer service intervals. While the KTM requires servicing every 7,500km, the G 310 R demands service only after every 10,000km.  

Though the BMW G 310 R still is a pricier bike to maintain than the 390 Duke, we reckon that over the course of the ownership, you’d end up saving more with the better quality parts in addition to the Rs 25,000 you would outright over the KTM 390 Duke.

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