Spec comparo: KTM 390 Duke v BMW G 310 R


There’s no replacement for displacement! The KTM 390 Duke’s claim to fame is its edgy performance and at the heart of that performance is the engine. The 373.2cc engine makes a peak power of 43bhp at 9000rpm, and 37Nm at 7000rpm. It has an 89mm bore and 60mm stroke, gets four valves on the cylinder head and a DOHC set-up. Meanwhile, the BMW’s engine is slightly smaller, and gets a significantly less performance. With an 80mm x 62.1mm bore and stroke, the BMW engine has a total of 313 cee cees. The output here is rated at 33bhp and 28Nm.