BMW R 1300 GS vs Triumph Tiger 1200 Spec Comparison: Which is Better?

Let's have a look at how the new BMW GS machine compares with the Triumph Tiger 1200, one of its main competitors in the segment, on multiple parameters.

By Sanorita | on June 14, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The R 1300 GS is a new Beemer to enter India's ADV market, with a price tag of Rs 20.95 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom). In comparison to its predecessor, the R 1250 GS, the new BMW has a bigger engine, robust chassis, and an improved design. It faces off against several motorcycles in India, such as the Triumph Tiger 1200, the Harley-Davidson Pan America, the Ducati Multistrada V4, and the Honda Africa Twin. Today, we'll compare the R 1300 GS with the Triumph Tiger 1200, one of its most formidable rivals in the segment. So, let's look at how these two machines, produced under the banner of two of the world's most well-known bikemakers, differ in multiple ways.

Triumph Tiger 1200

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BMW R 1300 GS vs Triumph Tiger 1200: Price

The new R 1300 GS costs Rs 20.95 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom), which is Rs 40,000 higher than the outgoing R 1250 GS. It has a multitude of packages and optional accessories that can be availed through the BMW Motorrad India site. The BMW R 1300 GS Pro is the variant currently on sale in India, with three independently customisable styling choices such as 719 Tramuntana (Aurelius Green metallic), Style GS Trophy (Racing Blue metallic), and Triple Black(Blackstorm metallic), and one base variant (Light White metallic).

2024 BMW R1300 GS

In contrast, the Triumph Tiger 1200 is available in four variants: GT Pro, Rally Pro, GT Explorer, and Rally Explorer. With prices ranging from Rs 19.19 lakh to Rs 21.69 lakh (both, ex-showroom), the bike's base variant is Rs 1.76 lakh less expensive than its BMW competitor.

Triumph Tiger 1200

BMW R 1300 GS vs Triumph Tiger 1200: Engine 

The most significant update in the new GS is its bigger 1,300cc liquid-cooled boxer-twin engine that churns out 143.5bhp and 149Nm of performance numbers, around 9bhp and 6Nm more than the predecessor. The 6-speed gearbox is situated beneath the engine, making the unit more compact than earlier. On the other hand, the Triumph ADV is powered by an 1160cc inline-triple cylinder motor that cranks out 148bhp and 130Nm. It has a 6-speed gearbox. 

BMW R 1300 GS vs Triumph Tiger 1200: Features 

2024 BMW R1300 GS Speedometer

The 1300 GS is equipped with numerous features such as ride-off assistant, Full Integral ABS Pro, four standard riding modes (Rain, Road, Eco, and Enduro), a 6.5-inch colour TFT display, and keyless ignition, three optional Pro customisable riding modes, Comfort and Dynamic kits (electronic windscreen, bidirectional quickshifter, Pro riding modes) and cross-spoked tubeless wheels. The Touring package is also available for the bike, however, it comes standard on the Triple Black, the GS Trophy, and the Option 719 Tramuntana versions. 

Triumph Tiger 1200 Speedometer

Similar to its rival, the Triumph Tiger 1200 is a well-equipped model with several amenities, including a quickshifter, adaptive cornering lighting, cornering traction control, ABS, six riding modes, hill hold control, TFT display with integrated Bluetooth connectivity, electronic cruise control, and heated grips. Its GT Explorer and Rally Explorer models additionally include heated seats, Blind Spot Radar technology, and Lane Change Assist.

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BMW R 1300 GS vs Triumph Tiger 1200: Hardware

For suspension, the all-new Beemer uses Telelever at the front and a Paralever setup at the rear, both sourced from EVO. It gets a Dynamic Suspension Package as an option that enables adjustment of spring preload and damping on the go. At slow speeds, users can also change the seat height with this kit. The kerb weight of the motorcycle is 237 kg, which is 12 kg lower than the previous version. On the other hand, the Tiger 1200 is fitted with the Showa 49mm semi-active damping USD forks and the Showa semi-active damping monoshock. Compared to its BMW counterpart, the Triumph model is slightly heavy at 245 kg.

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