Recently, the BMW Group India released data on its first-quarter 2023 sales results. It reported a 50% rise in two-wheeler sales, totaling 4,667 units. At this time, the G 310 R, G 310 RR, and G 310 GS collectively made up nearly 90% of all sales for BMW Motorrad. In India, the market for sub-500cc naked street bikes has expanded due to the arrival of the Triumph Speed 400, which has a reasonable price. The Speed 400 costs Rs 2.33 lakh, which is less than the BMW G 310 R, which is priced at Rs 2.85 lakh. All are ex-showroom figures. The BMW G 310 R has so far been the most well-liked model in the sub-500cc class, but with the introduction of the Speed 400, only time will tell if it will be able to hold onto that position. But for the time being, we have compared the recently released Triumph motorcycle with the G 310 R manufactured by BMW on various criteria. So, without further ado, let's see how these two bikes fare against each other.
Triumph Speed 400 vs BMW G 310 R: Engine
Driving the BMW G 310 R is a 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit. Employing a 6-speed manual gearbox, it delivers a maximum power output of 33.52bhp and a peak torque of 28Nm. The new Triumph Speed 400, on the other side, derives power from a 398.15cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, mated to a six-speed gearbox. This setup offers 39.5bhp of maximum power at 8,000rpm and 37.5Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm.
Triumph Speed 400 vs BMW G 310 R: Hardware
The BMW G 310 R has a steel tubular frame, 43mm upside-down front forks, and a monoshock damper at the back. Further, the bike rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels covered with 110/70 R17 front and 150/60 R17 rear Michelin Pilot Street radial tyres. A single 300mm front disc is clamped with radially placed callipers, while a 240mm rear disc is used for braking. Dual-channel ABS is included as standard. The G 310 R motorcycle weighs 164 kg and features a fuel tank capacity of 11 litres.
On the other hand, the recently-introduced Speed 400 has 43mm upside-down large piston front forks and a rear monoshock with preload-adjustable for suspension. The rear braking system employs a 230mm single rotor with a two-piston fixed calliper, whereas the front brake system uses a 300mm single disc with a four-piston radial calliper. It has a kerb weight of 176kgs.
Triumph Speed 400 vs BMW G 310 R: Features & Price
The Speed 400 includes a variety of features, including dual-channel ABS, switchable traction control, full-LED lighting, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. However, it should be noted that, in contrast to the Scrambler 400X, the Speed 400's dual-channel ABS cannot be switched. Similar to the Triumph Speed 400, the G 310 R also has dual disc brakes, LED lighting, dual-channel ABS, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, and other amenities.
The price of the BMW G 310 R is Rs 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the cost of the new Triumph Speed 400 is Rs 2.33 lakh. According to the firm, it will have an ex-showroom pricing of Rs 2.23 lakh for the first 10,000 customers. All prices are ex-showroom.