BMW R 1250 GS 2021 vs. Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

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Overview - BMW R 1250 GS 2021 vs Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

The BMW R 1250 GS 2021 and the Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021 are both powerful and versatile enduro motorcycles. They offer a range of features and capabilities that make them suitable for various riding conditions.

Starting with the BMW R 1250 GS 2021, it boasts a boxer engine with a displacement of 1254cc. It delivers 136 horsepower and 143 Nm of torque, providing ample power for both on-road and off-road adventures. The transmission is a prop shaft, which ensures smooth and reliable power delivery. The suspension system includes a telelever front suspension with a diameter of 37mm and a travel of 190mm, as well as a single swing arm rear suspension with a travel of 200mm. This setup allows for excellent off-road capabilities and a comfortable ride on any terrain. The chassis is made of steel and features a load-bearing engine design, providing stability and durability. The bike is equipped with advanced rider assistance systems such as ABS, anti-slipping control, hill start assist, riding modes, cornering ABS, ride by wire, and traction control. It also features cornering lights, LED headlights, and an adjustable windscreen for enhanced visibility and comfort. The BMW R 1250 GS 2021 has a front tire diameter of 19 inches, a rear tire width of 170mm, and a rear tire diameter of 17 inches. The wheelbase is 1525mm, and the seat height is adjustable from 850mm to 870mm. The bike weighs 249kg (with ABS) and has a fuel tank capacity of 20 liters.

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

BMW R 1250 GS 2021

On the other hand, the Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021 is equipped with a V-type engine with a displacement of 1158cc. It delivers an impressive 170 horsepower and 125 Nm of torque, providing exceptional power and performance. The transmission is a chain, which offers precise and responsive gear shifts. The suspension system includes an upside-down telescopic fork front suspension with a diameter of 50mm and a travel of 170mm, as well as a swing arm rear suspension with a travel of 180mm. This setup ensures excellent handling and stability on various terrains. The chassis is made of steel and features a monocoque frame design, which provides strength and rigidity. The bike is equipped with advanced rider assistance systems such as hill start assist, electronically adjustable suspension, riding modes, cornering ABS, ride by wire, quickshifter, and traction control. It also features LED daytime running lights, LED headlights, a TFT display, and an adjustable windscreen for enhanced visibility and convenience. The Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021 has the same tire dimensions as the BMW R 1250 GS 2021, with a front tire diameter of 19 inches, a rear tire width of 170mm, and a rear tire diameter of 17 inches. The wheelbase is slightly longer at 1567mm, and the seat height is adjustable from 840mm to 860mm. The bike weighs 243kg (with ABS) and has a fuel tank capacity of 22 liters.

In terms of strengths, the BMW R 1250 GS 2021 offers great ride comfort and ergonomics, thanks to its versatile chassis and practical riding aids. The powerful engine provides ample power for any riding situation, and the bike also features a great connectivity app and an easy-to-read display. The Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021, on the other hand, offers a great enduro feeling paired with smart elegance. It has great brakes and a fascinating, impressively powerful engine that delivers terrific response and controllability. The seating position is pleasant, and the bike has practical ergonomics for every situation. It also features a fascinating radar system and provides high stability even at high speeds.

Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

However, both bikes have their weaknesses. The BMW R 1250 GS 2021 has a rough overall appearance and the gearshifts at low revs can be somewhat clumsy. The Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021 has a higher fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to its counterpart. It also has a bulky operating concept, and its engine prefers higher revs, which may not be preferred by all riders in the touring enduro league.

In conclusion, both the BMW R 1250 GS 2021 and the Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021 are impressive enduro motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. It ultimately comes down to personal preference and riding style when choosing between these two models.

Technical Specifications BMW R 1250 GS 2021 compared to Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeBoxerEngine typeV
BoreBore102.5 mmBore83 mm
StrokeStroke76 mmStroke53.5 mm
Engine powerEngine power136 HPEngine power170 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power7,750 rpmRpm at Max. Power10,500 rpm
TorqueTorque143 NmTorque125 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6,250 rpmRpm at Torque8,750 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.5 Compression Ratio14
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Throttle BoreThrottle Bore52 mmThrottle Bore46 mm
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeAntihoppingClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath, Antihopping
TransmissionTransmissionProp shaftTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders4
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
CoolingCoolingliquid-airCoolingliquid
DisplacementDisplacement1,254 ccmDisplacement1,158 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionTeleleverFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter37 mmDiameter50 mm
TravelTravel190 mmTravel170 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreloadAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSingle swing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel200 mmTravel180 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentCompression, Preload, Rebound
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialAluminium

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeLoad-bearing engineFrame typeMonocoque
RakeRake62.9 degreeRake65.5 degree
TrailTrail109 mmTrail102.5 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter305 mmDiameter330 mm
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonFour pistons
ActuationActuationHydraulicActuationHydraulic
TechnologyTechnologyradialTechnologyradial, Monoblock

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter276 mmDiameter265 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Anti-slipping control, Hill start assist, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Traction controlAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsHill start assist, Suspension electronically adjustable, Riding modes, Cornering ABS, Ride by Wire, Quickshifter, 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 width170 mmRear tyre width170 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height60 %Rear tyre height60 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1,525 mmWheelbase1,567 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height850 mmSeat Height840 mm
Seat Height up toSeat Height up to870 mmSeat Height up to860 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)249 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)243 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity20 lFuel Tank Capacity22 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Equipment

EquipmentEquipmentCornering lights, LED-Headlights, Windscreen adjustableEquipmentLED daytime running lights, LED-Headlights, TFT display, Windscreen adjustable

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

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

Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021

In the past, the exclusive dream motorbikes usually came from the class of sports bikes. But with the new Multistrada, Ducati delivers a real banger in the touring enduro league. The bike rides through the radii with playful ease. So you are perfectly capable of using the exuberant power every now and then. The great experience is garnished by the extensive electronics package, which sets the bar very high overall.

Great enduro feeling paired with smart elegance

great brakes

fascinating, impressively powerful engine

engine performance through terrific response

wonderfully controllable

pleasant seating position

practical ergonomics in every situation

fascinating radar system that is a pleasure to use in practice on the motorway

great wind protection

high stability even at high speeds

energy-saving and easy to ride

great handling.

High fuel consumption

high CO2 emissions

bulky operating concept

engine loves revs - not all riders in the touring enduro league like this.

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW R 1250 GS vs Ducati Multistrada V4 S

There are a few key differences between a BMW R 1250 GS 2021 and a Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021 is about 5% higher. Compared to Ducati Multistrada V4 S 2021 there are more BMW R 1250 GS 2021 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 64 compared to 20. It takes less time to sell a BMW R 1250 GS with 55 days compared to 112 days for a Ducati Multistrada V4 S. Since model year 2019 1000PS.de editors have written 50 reviews for the BMW R 1250 GS and 21 reviews for the Ducati Multistrada V4 S since model year 2021. The first review for the BMW R 1250 GS was published on 9/19/2018 and now has more than 305,600 views. This compares to more than 54,300 views for the first review on Ducati Multistrada V4 S published on 11/4/2020.

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