BMW F750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950 – Specification Comparison

BMW F750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950 – Specification Comparison helps you out with all the details you would ever need

Some months ago at the 2018 Auto Expo which was held in the Nation’s capital, BMW Motorrad showcased the F 750 GS and the F 850 GS. With this, both the new baby GS models have been included in BMW Motorrad’s Indian line up. As of now, the BMW F 750 GS is the most affordable motorcycle from the German manufactures stable in India. Even though the BMW F 750 GS brought into India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route, it has been competitively priced at Rs 12.2 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). In the Indian market, the BMW F750 GS competes head on with the Ducati Multistrada 950 and the Triumph Tiger 800 XR. The adventure bike segment has started booming in the nation and with the launch of the BMW F 750 GS has opened more options for the masses.

BMW F750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950 Exterior Design:

BMW F 750 GS:

In comparison with the Multistrada 950 and the Triumph Tiger 800 XR, the styling of the BMW F 750 GS is alien looking. It gets BMW’s signature asymmetrical headlight unit. At the front, the BMW F 750 GS gets a long beak which gives it an outlandish look. The front screen on the BMW is tiny as compared to its rivals and for a large adventure tourer, it seems weak. The fuel tank gets a muscular design and it also holds the body panels neatly. This fuel tank can withhold 15 litres of fuel.

Triumph Tiger 800 XR:

In terms of design and styling, the Triumph Tiger 800 XR looks more stylish than the BMW F 750 GS. The Tiger gets a beefy look thanks to the integrated exhaust can and the exposed tubular frame. The front screen also adds to its muscular look but is unfortunately fixed and is not adjustable as compared to its rivals. At the front, this adventure tourer is equipped with a bug-eyed headlight unit.

Ducati Multistrada 950:

We all know that the Ducati’s are really beautiful looking motorcycles and so is the Multistrada 950. This adventure tourer is the best looking and stylish as compared to its rivals. The Multistrada 950 gets a sportier looks courtesy to the concave type designed riders seat which is narrows as we move towards the pillion seat. The design of the exhaust is smartly designed complimenting to the beautiful design of the bike. At the front, Ducati has offered the Multistrada 950 with a manually adjustable front screen and it also gets front facing air intakes right below the headlight unit.

BMW F750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950
BMW F750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950

BMW F750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950 Features:

BMW F 750 GS:

BMW has equipped the F 750 GS with a 2V power socket to charge your phones, cameras, GPS unit and other electrical equipment on the go. It also is offered with switchable Traction Control which is known as the Automatic Stability Control on this bike and the ABS is also switchable for hardcore off road enthusiasts. The Automatic Stability Control is offered with two rigid modes. One can easily adjust the levers according to their comfort and use thanks to the adjustable levers.

Triumph Tiger 800 XR:

Just like the previous models, the new Tiger 800 XR continues to be equipped with an LCD instrument panel merged with an analogue tachometer. Just like the BMW F 750 GS, the Tiger 800 XR also boosts switchable ABS and traction control unit. But the Traction Control unit misses out on riding modes which are available on the other bikes in comparison with its rivals. Triumph has offered the Tiger 800 XR with height adjustable riders seat which is unique and not available on any models in comparison with its rivals. In accordance with he XRx, the XR misses out on adjustable front screen, heated grips knuckle guards but these can be added as extra options.

Ducati Multistrada 950:

The Multistrada 950 is the only bike which comes with four riding modes, eight levels of traction controls and three stage ABS unit as compared to its rivals. These features can be controlled via the large LCD display. The Ducati Multistrada is the tallest of all in comparison with its rivals with a seat height of 840mm. In addition to this customers can choose for a lower seat but this is only available as an extra option.

BMW F 750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950
BMW F 750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950

BMW F750 GS VS Triumph Tiger 800 XR VS Ducati Multistrada 950 Suspension and Brakes:

BMW F 750 GS:
At the front, the BMW F 750 GS is offered with 41mm telescopic fork which are non-adjustable. At the rear BMW has equipped this adventure tourer with a monoshock suspension unit which can be adjusted for preload and rebound damping. The F 750 GS runs on cast alloy wheels which are also seen in all its three rivals and the front wheel measures 19 inches and the rear wheel measures 17 inches. Whereas the tyre on the front measures 10/80- R19 and the rear it gets a 150/70- R17 tyre. Braking duties are taken care by two 305mm discs with two-piston calipers at the front. While at the rear, is a single fisc which measures 265mm with single-piston caliper unit.

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Triumph Tiger 800 XR:
Just like the BMW F 750 GS, the Triumph Tiger 800 XR gets non-adjustable front fork but it gets a 43mm USD. It also gets a mono-shock suspension unit at the rear, but here only the pre-load can be adjustable. Just like the BMW, even the Tiger 800 XR runs on 19 inch and 17 inch cast alloy wheels on the front and rear respectively. But the Tiger 800 XR gets 100/90-19 tyre at the front and 150/70-17 at the rear which is similar to the F 750 GS. Just like the BMW, even the Tiger is equipped with 305mm dual disc with two-piston calliper setup at the front. At the rear, it features a 255mm single disc with a single piston calliper unit.

Ducati Multistrada 950:

Ducati, on the other hand, dominates its rivals with superior equipment loaded on the Multistrada 950. It is the only adventure tourer in comparison with its rivals to be equipped with a fully adjustable 48mm USD fork at the front. Whereas at the rear it gets a mono-shock suspension unit like it rivals but this also is fully adjustable. Even the Ducati Multistrada 950 runs of cast alloy with similar 19 inch and 17-inch wheels at the front and rear. But Ducati offers larger tyres as compared to all its two rivals, at the front it gets 120/70-19 and at the rear, it features 170/60-17 tyres. Well, the Ducati Multistrada 950 features a 320mm dual disc with four-piston calliper unit at the front. Whereas at the rear, the braking unit features a 265 mm single disc setup which is similar like on the GS, but it is the only bike to feature a two-piston calliper at the rear in comparison with its three rivals.

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Engine and Transmission

BMW F 750 GS:

Powering the BMW F 750 GS is an 853cc four-stroke, fuel injected, two cylinders, Inline two DOHC petrol engine. This mill is coupled with a six-speed transmission and it generates 77 bhp of power at 7500 rpm and 83Nm of twist at 6000 rpm. BMW offers the F 750 GS with slipper clutch for smooth gear shifts.

Triumph Tiger 800 XR:

The Triumph Tiger 800 XR is powered with an 800cc for stroke, fuel injected, Inline three cylinder, DOHC petrol engine. Even this mill is coupled with a six-speed transmission but it generates 94 bhp of power at 9500 rpm and 79Nm of twist at 8050 rpm which is slightly more than the power figures of the BMW F 750 GS. The Triumph Tiger 800 XR is the only adventure tourer which misses out on a slipper clutch in accordance with its rivals.

Ducati Multistrada 950:

The Ducati Multistrada is only the bike with the highest displacement engine as compared to its rivals. The powerhouse is 937cc fuel injected L twin petrol engine that is mated with a six-speed transmission. This engine churns out 111 bhp of power at 9000 rpm and 96Nm of twist at 7750 rpm. Just like the BMW F 750 GS, the Ducati Multistrada also gets slipper clutch.

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Price and Verdict:

BMW F 750 GS:
BMW has priced the F 750 GS at Rs 12.2 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). In terms of the price tag and the equipment loaded on it, the BMW F 750 GS sits in between both the adventure tourers in its competition. In comparison with the Triumph, it features riding modes but as we compare it to the Ducati it isn’t that well equipped. The Fuel tank can carry only 15 litres of fuel which is less as compared to its rivals. Also, in terms of service networks, the BMW isn’t strong as compared to its rivals, but according to some reports BMW is trying to increase its service network all over the nation

Triumph Tiger 800 XR:

As compared to all it three rivals, Triumph has priced the Tiger 800 XR at Rs 11.76 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India) making it the cheapest amongst its rivals. But the equipment and features on the Tiger are also less as compared to it competitors. The adjustable seat height is a wonderful feature which none of its competitors gets and with a 19-litre fuel tank helps in long-distance highway touring.

Ducati Multistrada 950:

Ducati Multistrada 950 comes with a price tag of Rs 12.80 lakh (Ex-showroom, India) which is higher than its rivals. But at that price, one gets a higher capacity and powerful engine along with advanced technology, equipment and features.

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