carandbike logo

BMW R 1250 GS Vs BMW R 1250 RT Vs Ducati Multistrada 1260 comparison


BMW R 1250 GS Vs BMW R 1250 RT Vs Ducati Multistrada 1260 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the R 1250 GS Vs R 1250 RT Vs Multistrada 1260 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

R 1250 GS Vs R 1250 RT Vs Multistrada 1260 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Ducati Multistrada 1260 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 15.99 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 21.42 Lakh for the fully-loaded model. On the other hand, BMW R 1250 GS price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 20.45 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 1250 RT starts at ₹ 22.5 Lakh.

SummaryBMW R 1250 GSBMW R 1250 RTDucati Multistrada 1260
Price₹ 20.45 Lakh₹ 22.5 Lakh₹ 15.99 Lakh
Body TypeOff RoadSportsSports
Mileage21.00 Km/l21.00 Km/l19.20 Km/l
Power134.00 bhp134.00 bhp158.00 bhp
Engine1254.0 CC1254.0 CC1262.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 1250 GS Vs R 1250 RT Vs Multistrada 1260 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Ducati Multistrada 1260 base engine returns 19 Km/l. The BMW R 1250 GS base returns 21 Km/l. The BMW R 1250 RT basic model, on the other hand, gives 21 Km/l.

R 1250 GS Vs R 1250 RT Vs Multistrada 1260 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Ducati Multistrada 1260 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the BMW R 1250 GS comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1250 RT is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1254.0 cc1254.0 cc1262.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 224
Max Power 134 bhp @ 7750 rpm134 bhp @ 7750 rpm158 bhp @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 143 Nm @ 6250 rpm143 Nm @ 6250 rpm129.5 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe InjectionBosch Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air/liquid-cooledAir/liquid-cooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore Stroke N/A102,5 mm x 76 mmN/A
Compression N/A12,5 : 113:1
Emission control N/AClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4N/A
Mixture control N/AElectronic intake pipe injectionN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L25.0 L20.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 4.0 LN/AN/A
Mileage 21.00 Km/l21.00 Km/l19.20 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 249 kg279 kg232 kg
Length 2207 mm2222 mm2280 mm
Width 953 mm985 mm985 mm
Height 1430 mm1416 mm1220 mm
Wheelbase 1525 mm1485 mm1585 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mmN/AN/A
Seat Height 870 mm805 mm825 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedOil Lubricated Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedLight Action, Wet, Multiplate Clutch With Hydraulic Control

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Two Section Frame, Front - And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load Bearing EngineTwo-section Frame, Front- And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load-bearing EngineTabular Steel Trellis Frame
Front Suspension BMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring StrutStanchion Diameter 37 Mm, Central Spring Strut48 Mm Inverted Kayaba Fork
Rear Suspension Cast Aluminum Single-sided Swing Arm With BMW Paralever; WAD Strut (travel-related Damping), Spring Pre-load Hydraulically Adjustable (continuously Variable) Via Handwheel, Rebound Damping Adjustable Via HandwheelWAD Strut (travel-related Damping), Spring Pre-load Hydraulically Adjustable (continuously Variable) At Handwheel, Rebound Damping Adjustable At HandwheelFully Adjustable Sachs Monoshock Unit. Remote Spring Preload Adjustment Aluminium Single-Sided Swingarm


Front Brake Type Dual Floating Disc BrakesDual DiscDual Disc With Brembo 4-piston Calipers, With Bosch Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Type Single Disc BrakeDiscSingle Disc With 2-piston Caliper, With Bosch Cornering ABS
Front Disc/Drum Size 305 mm320 mm320 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 276 mm276 mm265 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Cast Aluminum WheelsAlloy WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R 19120/70 ZR 17Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 R17
Rear Tyre 170/60 R 17180/55 ZR 17Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 R17


Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-free12 V / 12 Ah, Maintenance-freeMaintenance Free
Headlight LEDHalogenLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
2 position Adjustable seat heightcross--
Adjustable WP front and rear suspensioncross--
All LED lighting including signature daytime running lights (DRL)cross--
Brembo Monobloc Front Brake Caliperscross--
Engine Protection Barscross--
Full colour 5” TFT display instrumentscross--
On Board Computercross--
Torque Assist Hydraulic Clutchcross--
Updated Cruise Controlcross--
ABS and Switchable Traction Control-crosstick
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Ready-crosstick
Ducati Safety Pack-crosstick
Full Led Headlamp-crosstick
Riding Modes-crosstick
Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)-crosstick

Additonal Features

Key Features

Competitor of BMW R 1250 GS

Competitor of BMW R 1250 RT

Competitor of Ducati Multistrada 1260

Disclaimer: carandbike team has taken the utmost care to ensure the accuracy of the information provided above, however, we recommend that you contact the manufacturer or your nearest dealership to confirm the details. carandbike cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage/loss.