Indian FTR 1200 S 2020 vs. BMW R 1250 GS 2021

Indian FTR 1200 S 2020

Indian FTR 1200 S 2020

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

BMW R 1250 GS 2021


Overview - Indian FTR 1200 S 2020 vs BMW R 1250 GS 2021

Indian FTR 1200 S 2020

Indian FTR 1200 S 2020

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

Technical Specifications Indian FTR 1200 S 2020 compared to BMW R 1250 GS 2021

Indian FTR 1200 S 2020
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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeVEngine typeBoxer
BoreBore102 mmBore102.5 mm
StrokeStroke73.6 mmStroke76 mm
Engine powerEngine power120 HPEngine power136 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8,250 rpmRpm at Max. Power7,750 rpm
TorqueTorque115 NmTorque143 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6,000 rpmRpm at Torque6,250 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.5 Compression Ratio12.5
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Throttle BoreThrottle Bore60 mmThrottle Bore52 mm
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeAntihopping
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionProp shaft
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
DisplacementDisplacement1,203 ccmDisplacement1,254 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionTelelever
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter37 mm
TravelTravel150 mmTravel190 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentPreload

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSingle swing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel150 mmTravel200 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentCompression, Preload, ReboundAdjustmentPreload, Rebound


Frame typeFrame typeTubularFrame typeLoad-bearing engine
RakeRake63.7 degreeRake62.9 degree
TrailTrail130 mmTrail109 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter320 mmDiameter305 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
TechnologyTechnologyradial, MonoblockTechnologyradial

Brakes Rear

DiameterDiameter265 mmDiameter276 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Traction control, Anti-wheelieAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Anti-slipping control, Hill start assist, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Traction control

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter19 inchFront tyre diameter19 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width150 mmRear tyre width170 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height80 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter18 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2,287 mmLength2,207 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1,524 mmWheelbase1,525 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height840 mmSeat Height850 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity13 lFuel Tank Capacity20 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA


EquipmentEquipmentLED-HeadlightsEquipmentCornering lights, LED-Headlights, Windscreen adjustable

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Indian FTR 1200 S 2020

Indian FTR 1200 S 2020

Unfortunately, our editors did not test this model.

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

The GS also impressed us with its versatility during the test in November 2021. We rode the bike on a wide variety of terrain and were once again very satisfied. The motorbike convinces in every situation with its easy handling and practicality. On the other hand, it can also be ridden delightfully irrationally.

Great ride comfort and great ergonomics

Powerful engine

Great connectivity app

Easy-to-read display

Confident feel in the saddle

Practical riding aids

Versatile chassis accommodates every route

Easy to ride

Rough overall appearance

gearshifts at low revs somewhat clumsy

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Indian FTR 1200 S vs BMW R 1250 GS

Price Indian FTR 1200 S

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Price BMW R 1250 GS

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