It’s the test ride we’ve been waiting for; the BMW G310R being ridden side by side with its main competitors, the KTM Duke 390 and the Yamaha MT03.
Unfortunately, the test ride took place in Russia so that’s why the video is in Russian and it doesn’t have closed captions either. Luckily, the original owner of the video has provided us with a rough English translation in the video’s comments section.
We can clearly hear the bike’s exhaust note when it accelerates from a dead stop in the beginning and its acceleration in the mid-range is impressive. In fact, it seems like the G310R accelerates better than the other two bikes from around 50-60 kmph to 126 kmph. According to the YouTuber, the G310R starts to ride at around 7000 rpm so you’ll have to keep it at higher rpms.
Compared to the Duke 390 and MT03, the G310R is more stable and comfortable to ride even though it’s a bit slower with a top speed of 310 (145 km/h) and has what he thinks is a nasty sound. If you overlook the sound, mostly down to personal preference, the G310R makes a great starter bike because of its stability and the KTM is more of an experienced rider’s bike.
If this video is any indication, Russia may be one of the first countries to get the BMW G310R.