Ducati Multistrada 1200 vs BMW R 1200 GS Feature Autocar India

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Ducati Multistrada 1200

We find out whether which one of legendary European models more sense on our roads?

Oct 15,

Poor roads, and often the of no roads are common across Crumbling infrastructure nationwide ample terrain for rugged like Ducati’s path-breaking 1200 and BMW Motorrad’s trusty R GS to tackle and conquer. Certainly, few motorcycles makes more in this country, than like these, born and to deal with every environment.

Provided you can afford this pair represents the of motorcycles on offer in India We bring these European face-to-face in a no holds barred to find out which is the best of the

Dashing or sober, take pick

The Ducati Multistrada and BMW’s R 1200 GS are both pretty tall motorcycles, with individual character. The is decidedly sportier, oozing an air of flamboyance, while the Beemer relatively sober and industrial, a appealing bike to … who’ve had their fill of

The Multistrada comes with a snout, led by twin intake and sleek headlights, while the GS has a practical face with its headlight cluster. Both provide manually adjustable a boon when pushing of these bikes over which they are so easily of. Space age, digital and a keyless ignition system wow you on the where the GS sticks more to the using comparatively ho-hum, easy on the eye analogue dominated

Ideal motorcycles for your dream ride, touring the landscapes of Ladakh or any other terrains of Northern India, rugged motorcycles attempt to you comfortable through every with heated grips, protection and reach adjustable Indian riders will the simpler Multistrada switches, isn’t to say much is wrong the solid, built to last GS barring their cumbersome turn signal switches.

motorcycles offer superb grip, comfortable riding and the option of ample pannier the Mutistrada looking stylish when handicapped with extra bulk. Exposed wheels add zing to both motorcycles.

The GS fails to match the that’s yours for the asking on the as seen in its exposed trellis flanks, smart belly and stubby silencers, but, the GS enjoys a forte of its own. any BMW bike, you get the feeling a GS can outlive its with such terrific quality and fit-finish as to make the high quality Multistrada a notch lower.

Both motorcycles use distinctive engines, the Multistrada’s (1198.4cc) as an L-twin with desmodromic actuation, while the R 1200 GS sticks to BMW’s traditional format, a horizontally opposed Fuel-injection is standard, although the is liquid-cooled, transferring its 150bhp via drive whereas the air-and-oil GS puts down 110 horses shaft drive.

Although the and GS are both content to toodle and mingle with city at low speeds thanks to their torque curves, the GS enjoys an in being smoother. The Multistrada has a hard-edged, raw feel to it that’s goading you to give it some The Multistrada’s 12.1kgm of peak spins free at 7500rpm, by the GS’s flat-twin that 12.23kgm at 6000rpm.

Both big go with hydraulic clutch and six-speed gearboxes. The clutch and offer slick, smooth on the Beemer, these still and precise but calling for more to operate on the Ducati.

You can’t help but fall for motorcycle’s exhaust tones, the sportier where the BMW strikes a more sedate note. In everything about the R 1200 engine is just so much relaxed, the Multistrada giving you more direct, exciting that’s evident in the cracking its ride-by-wire throttle feeds wrist, especially in ‘Sports’ where the engine mapping is at its best.

The GS rocks playfully to the when given a blip of its at idle, but stick it in gear, in some throttle, and you find cresting an unending wave of power, as the bike pulls through its broad, flawless band. The Multistrada feels a sportsbike than adventure-tourer shown the whip, lightening its end while effortlessly distorting all its scenery into one big blur. control can be had on both powerful the Multistrada offering this in varying stages of assist on the riding mode you choose, ‘Touring,’ ‘Urban’ or ‘Enduro.’

The is the bike to own if speed is your as performance runs riot its all Italian veins, this motorcycle easily able to the GS into its mirrors, then beyond their reach as it hard, satiating all your speed thrills.

The GS offers a different kind of as it roars along with a gentlemanly politeness the Ducati can match.

Ducati Multistrada 1200

Two-wheeled hovercrafts

riding positions don’t more commanding than on the Multistrada 1200 and BMW R 1200 GS. tall steeds seat riders in near identical, than regular, upright that are certain to impress You feel the master of these arms stretching out to their handlebars.

Frames and suspension are electronically controlled on both provided you buy top of the line models. The uses a combination of a magnesium ahead of its steering column, a around the engine and a cast brace to hold its single alloy swingarm. Electronically fully adjustable Ohlins comes with the Multistrada S, which uses upside-down forks and a monoshock at the rear.

On the you get a twin section frame, BMW signature Telelever five-way suspension with a single in front, a single side, swingarm and fully adjustable rear suspension.

ABS is available for both bikes, and brakes are standard.

You can alter to suite the terrain, or your style and ride quality doesn’t get any better than both these capable the Multistrada and GS capable of gliding potholes, cocooning their so well as to keep them as cosseted as atop a magic Both seats are broad to offer superb support, but the drops a wee bit short of matching the BMW’s saddle.

There’d be few who would actually take bikes off-road, but Indian often being just as as riding off-road is what them so sensible for us. Find a surfaced highway though, and the starts shining through. Its performance is complemented by lighter, handling, which has the BMW feeling never as quick to turn in and struggling to keep up when fun scything through twisty

The Multistrada corners as well not better thanexpected from a of this segment, while the GS feel relatively reluctant to catch up in the corners. Wide on both bikes provide leverage when negotiating conditions.

The Ducati comes with made multi-compound Pirelli where the BMW sticks with rubber, footprints that prodigious grip for both with ample stopping always at hand to haul motorcycles down safely high speed. Front end is reduced on the BMW thanks to its innovative suspension, but all said and done, never hesitate to choose the over the Beemer as our date to the prom.

Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Ducati Multistrada 1200


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