Royal Enfield is going to launch the Himalayan 452 on November 7th, and from the looks, the adventure bike looks really promising. So, we thought of comparing the Himalayan 452 against the BMW G310 GS to see if it’s worth waiting for Himalayan 452 or buy the G310 GS.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 vs BMW G310 GS: Design
The Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 has round LED headlamps and a small visor on top, and LED indicators on the sides. It has mountain graphics on the body painted in white colour on fuel tank, rides on the USD fork suspension at front with likely 19-inch wheels and monoshock adjustable suspension at rear with 17-inch wheels. The wheels are likely to be offered in alloys and spoke-wires, and disc brakes. Moving to the side, it’ll feature new digital instrument cluster, a curvy oval-shaped fuel tank, and behind it is the split seats with the pillion rider seat raised slightly. Lastly, the taillamps are LEDs.
At the front of the G 310 GS, it uses a circular V-shape LED headlamp with an LED DRL into the headlamp and on top of it is the adjustable windshield. The G 310 GS rides on Upside Down Fork suspension at the front, and Cast Aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load adjustable suspension at the rear. It uses 19-inch cast aluminium wheels at the front and 17-inch at the rear. Both the wheels are equipped with disc brakes. Moving to the side, it has curved fuel tank, digital instrument cluster, and single bench seat. At the rear it LED taillamps with LED indicators.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 vs BMW G310 GS: Engine Specifications
|Royal Enfield Himalayan 452||BMW G310 GS|
|Engine||Single-Cylinder, Liquid-cooled engine||Water-cooled four-stroke single cylinder engine, double overhead camshaft, oil sump lubrication|
|Power||39.45 BHP||33.07 BHP|
|Transmission Type||6 Speed Gearbox||6-speed Gearbox|
|Top Speed||150+ KMPH||145 KMPH|
When it comes to Engine Specifications, the Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 specs are not revealed, but as per leaks, and other stuffs, this is what its going to be. The RE Himalayan 452 is going to be equipped with a 451.65cc Single-Cylinder Liquid-cooled engine producing 39.45 BHP mated to 6 Speed Gearbox, and could boast top speed of 150+ KMPH. On the other hand, the BMW G 310 GS is powered by 313cc Water-cooled four-stroke single cylinder engine, double overhead camshaft, oil sump lubrication engine which produces 33.07 BHP, and 28 NM of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox and has a top speed of 143 KMPH.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 vs BMW G310 GS: Features
|Features||Royal Enfield Himalayan 452||BMW G310 GS|
|Wheel Size and Types||19-inch alloy/spoke wheels – Front|
17-inch alloy/spoke wheels – Rear
|19-inch alloy wheels – Front|
17-inch alloy wheels – Rear
|ABS||Dual Channel||Dual Channel|
|Brakes||Front and rear Disc||Front and rear Disc|
The BMW G310 GS misses out on Traction Control.
Royal Enfield Himalayan 452 vs BMW G310 GS: Price and Verdict
|Royal Enfield Himalayan 452||Expected Rs. 2.70 L|
|BMW G310 GS||Rs. 3.30 L|
Royal Enfield is expected to price the Himalayan 452 at Rs. 2.70 L, where as the BMW G310 GS is available at Rs. 3.30 Lakh for the ABS BS6 model.
In the end, the decision to buy which Adventure bike depends totally on you, however, it is recommended to wait for the RE Himalayan 452 as more details are yet to be revealed officially, but if you can’t wait, you can go ahead and buy the BMW G310 GS as the bike looks good, feels great to ride, gets similar features, and good handling. It’s up to you, to decide. What are you gonna do?