carandbike logo

BMW S 1000 XR Vs Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Ducati Multistrada 1260 comparison

Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 21.3 Lakh
Request Call Back
₹ 11.19 Lakh
Request Call Back
₹ 15.99 Lakh
Request Call Back


BMW S 1000 XR Vs Kawasaki Versys 1000 Vs Ducati Multistrada 1260 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the S 1000 XR Vs Versys 1000 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.

S 1000 XR Vs Versys 1000 Vs Multistrada 1260 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 11.19 Lakh. On the other hand, BMW S 1000 XR price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 21.3 Lakh Lastly, the Ducati Multistrada 1260 starts at ₹ 15.99 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 21.42 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryBMW S 1000 XRKawasaki Versys 1000Ducati Multistrada 1260
Price₹ 21.3 Lakh₹ 11.19 Lakh₹ 15.99 Lakh
Body TypeSportsCruiserSports
Mileage20.00 Km/l14.00 Km/l19.20 Km/l
Power163.00 bhp118.00 bhp158.00 bhp
Engine999.0 CC1043.0 CC1262.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

S 1000 XR Vs Versys 1000 Vs Multistrada 1260 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 base engine returns 14 Km/l. The BMW S 1000 XR base returns 20 Km/l. The Ducati Multistrada 1260 basic model, on the other hand, gives 19 Km/l.

S 1000 XR Vs Versys 1000 Vs Multistrada 1260 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the BMW S 1000 XR comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Ducati Multistrada 1260 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 999.0 cc1043.0 cc1262.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 444
Max Power 163 bhp @ 11000 rpm118 bhp @ 9000 rpm158 bhp @ 9500 rpm
Max Torque 114 Nm @ 9250 rpm102 Nm @ 7500 rpm129.5 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic InjectionFuel InjectionBosch Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling System Water/oil-cooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A
Compression N/AN/A13:1

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L21.0 L20.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 4.0 LN/AN/A
Mileage 20.00 Km/l14.00 Km/l19.20 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 216 kg255 kg232 kg
Length 2183 mm2240 mm2280 mm
Width 940 mm895 mm985 mm
Height 1408 mm1400 mm1220 mm
Wheelbase 1548 mm1520 mm1585 mm
Ground Clearance N/A150 mmN/A
Seat Height 840 mm840 mm825 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Multiplate Clutch In Oil BathWet Multi-DiscLight Action, Wet, Multiplate Clutch With Hydraulic Control

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Aluminium Composite Bridge Frame, Partially Self-supporting EngineTwin-Tube, AluminiumTabular Steel Trellis Frame
Front Suspension Upside-down Telescopic Fork Ø 46 Mm, Compression And Rebound Stage Adjustable43 Mm Inverted Fork With Rebound Damping (right-side) And Spring Preload Adjustability48 Mm Inverted Kayaba Fork
Rear Suspension Aluminium 2-sided Swing Arm, Rebound Damping AdjustableHorizontal Back-Link, Gas-Charged, With Rebound Damping & Remote Spring Preload AdjustabilityFully Adjustable Sachs Monoshock Unit. Remote Spring Preload Adjustment Aluminium Single-Sided Swingarm


Front Brake Type Twin DiscDual DiscsDual Disc With Brembo 4-piston Calipers, With Bosch Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscSingle Disc With 2-piston Caliper, With Bosch Cornering ABS
Front Disc/Drum Size 320 mm310 mm320 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 265 mm250 mm265 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR 17120/70ZR17M/C (58W)Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 R17
Rear Tyre 190/55 ZR 17180/55ZR17M/C (73W)Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 R17


Battery 12 V / 8 Ah, Maintenance-FreeMaintenance FreeMaintenance Free
Headlight HalogenBulb And Multi-Reflector TypeLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickcrosstick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickcrosstick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
BS IV Compliantcross--
Front Disc Brake To Provide Strong Stopping Powercross--
Wider Radial Rear Tyrecross--
ABS and Switchable Traction Control-crosstick
Adjustable Windscreen-tick-
Assist And Slipper Clutch-cross-
Intoxicating Intake Howl-cross-
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Ready--tick
Ducati Safety Pack--tick
Full Led Headlamp--tick
Riding Modes--tick
Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)--tick

Additonal Features

Comfortable Separate Seatcross--
Headlight It Looks Compact As Well As Machocross--
Large 220 Mm Diameter Rear Disccross--
Multi-Function Instrument Panel With 'Eco' Indicatorcross--
New Pattern Radial Tyrecross--
New-Design 5-Spoke Type Wheelscross--
Electronic Throttle Valves-tick-
Handy power source-tick-
1,043 Cm3 Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke In-Line Four-cross-
Aluminium Twin-Tube Frame-cross-
Aluminium Twin-Tube Frame Ensuring A Balance Of Sharp Turning And Firm Handling-cross-
Assist & Slipper Clutch-tick-
Comfortable Ergonomics To Comfortable Riding Position-cross-
Electronic Cruise Control-tick-
High-Class Instrumentation-tick-
Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension-tick-
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)-tick-
KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)-tick-
KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)-tick-
New For 2016 Is The Addition Of An Assist And Slipper Clutch-cross-
Power Mode Selection Riders Can Choose From Full Power Or Low Power Mode-cross-
Radial-Mount Front Brake Calipers-tick-
SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork)-cross-
Sharp, Sporty Styling-tick-
The 3-Mode Ktrc System Covers A Wide Variety Of Riding Conditions-cross-
The Exhaust System Features A 4-Into-2-Pre-Chamber-Into-2 Layout-cross-
Twin LED Headlamps-tick-

Key Features

Competitor of BMW S 1000 XR

Competitor of Kawasaki Versys 1000

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.