BMW R 1250 R vs Suzuki Katana

Standard bike

BMW R 1250 R


₹ 16.25 Lakh

STD bike

Suzuki Katana


₹ 13.61 Lakh

New Drum bike

Hero Super Splendor

New Drum

₹ 77,918


Specifications Overview

Variant Name Standard STD New Drum
On Road Price ₹ 18.55 Lakh ₹ 15.54 Lakh ₹ 87,502
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol
Body Type Sports Bikes Sports Bikes Commuter Bikes
Mileage(ARAI) 15 kmpl -75 kmpl
User Rating 3.7 3.7 4.1
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 Litres 12 Litres 12 Litres
Engine Displacement 1254 cc 999 cc 124.7 cc

Body & Suspension

R 1250 R colours

Katana colours

Super Splendor colours
ImagesBMW R 1250 R  Front Profile imageBMW R 1250 R  Side Profile LR imageBMW R 1250 R  Headlight image
R 1250 R images
Suzuki Katana  Side Profile LR imageSuzuki Katana  Side Profile LR imageSuzuki Katana  Tank image
Katana images
Hero Super Splendor  Front Side Profile imageHero Super Splendor  Front Profile imageHero Super Splendor  Front Profile image
Super Splendor images
Body Type Sports BikesSports BikesCommuter Bikes
Suspension - Front BMW Motorrad Telelever& Central spring strut& Ø 37 mmInverted telescopic& coil spring& oil dampedTelescopic Forks
Suspension - Rear Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad ParaleverLink type& coil spring& oil dampedHydraulic Shock Absorbers
Frame Type Two-section frame concept consisting of main frame with bolt-on rear frame& load-bearing engine-Double Cradle

Engine & Transmission

Engine Type Twin Cylinder& Liquid Cooled& DOHC& Boxer EngineFour-stroke& liquid-cooled& DOHC& in-line fourAir cooled& 4-stroke& Single cylinder& OHC
Max Power 136 PS @ 7750 rpm-10.8 PS @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 143 Nm @ 6250 rpm-10.6 Nm @ 6000rpm
Engine Capacity 1254 cc999 cc124.7 cc
No. of Cylinders 241
No. of valves per cylinder --2
Bore x Stroke 102.5 x 76 mm73.4 mm x 59.0 mm52.4 x 57.8 mm
Cooling type Air and Liquid CooledLiquid CooledAir Cooled
Type ManualManualManual
Number of Gears 6 Speed6 Speed5 Speed
Fuelling Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Configuration DOHC-Single Cylinder
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Comfort & Convenience

Console Type Digital-Analogue
Distance to Empty Indicator Yes-No
Engine Kill Switch Yes-No
Handle Type --Single bar
Luggage Space NO-No
Odometer DigitalDigitalAnalogue
Speedometer -DigitalAnalogue
Seat Style --Single Seat
Shutter Lock --No
Side Stand Indicator No-Yes
Tachometer --Analogue
Start Type Self Start OnlyElectric StartKick & Self Start
Fuel level guage NO-Analogue
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ABS - Anti-lock braking system Dual ChannelYesNo
Brake Assist No-No
Power Modes No-No
Slipper Clutch Digital-No
Traction Control System Manual-No
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Performance & Drivetrain

Mileage (Claimed) 15 kmpl-75 kmpl
Max Speed 200 kmph Kmph-90 Kmph

Dimensions & Capacity

Length 2165 mm2130 mm2042 mm
Width 880 mm820 mm740 mm
Height 1300 mm1100 mm1102 mm
Unladden/Kerb Weight 239 kg217 Kg122 Kg
Wheelbase 1369 mm1460 mm1273 mm
Seat Height -825 mm799 mm
Ground Clearance -140 mm180 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 Litres12 Litres12 Litres
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Wheels, Tyre & Brakes

Front Disc/Drum Size 320 mm-130 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 276 mm-130 mm
Front Type DiscDiscDrum
Rear Type -DiscDrum
Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR17120/70 ZR17M/C80/100 R18
Rear Tyre Size 180/55 ZR17190/50 ZR17M/C90/90 R18
Tyre Size Spare --No
Tubeless Tyres -Yes-
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels-Alloy Wheels
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Battery Capacity 0.144 kwh-0.048 kwh
Battery Type --Maintenance Free

Entertainment & Communication

MID (Multi Info Display) No-No


Charging Socket No-No


Pros & Cons

  • The iconic Katana brand name enjoys a strong global reputation
  • Unique styling and bold looks
  • Retro-design makes up for an eye-candy aura for the bike
  • After sale service is good
  • Good mileage
  • Parts are easily available
  • Design might not be of everyone’s liking
  • Limited colour options
  • Priced on the brighter side
  • Average build quality
  • Average looks
  • Engine is not realiable

Detailed Comparison of R 1250 R and Katana


R 1250 R comes with a 2 cylinder, 1254 cc, Twin Cylinder& Liquid Cooled& DOHC& Boxer Engine Petrol Engine which can generate power and torque. on the other side, Suzuki Katana comes with a 4 cylinder, 999 cc, Four-stroke& liquid-cooled& DOHC& in-line four Petrol engine which can generate power and torque.


BMW R 1250 R comes with 6 Speed Manual transmission and Katana comes with 6 Speed Manual transmission.


BMW R 1250 R has a 18 Litres fuel tank with 1300 mm seat height. Suzuki Katana has 1100 mm seat height and 12 Litres fuel tank capacity.

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BMW R 1250 R and Suzuki Katana and Hero Super Splendor Owner Reviews

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    Ravinder   (Verified)
    2 Months ago
    Review for BMW R 1250 R

    Comfortable for long-distance touring, priced quite high but good performance
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Comparisons for BMW R 1250 R vs Suzuki Katana

Confused between R 1250 R & Katana? Wondering whether you should spend that hard earned money on BMW R 1250 R or Suzuki Katana? Don't Worry! We are here to help you choose between these two models. Talking about Standard variant of BMW R 1250 R, it has been priced at Rs 18.55 Lakh. On the other hand, Suzuki Katana will cost you Rs 3.01 Lakh less than R 1250 R. STD variant of Suzuki Katana comes with a price tag of Rs 15.54 Lakh. When comparing both the models from a technical perspective, R 1250 R has more power under the hood with a 1254 CC engine which can produce null when talking about maximum power. Contrastingly, Katana comes loaded with a 999 CC engine and is able to generate max power equivalent to null. Check the detailed comparison of both the models below on the basis of safety features, comfort, power, transmission, suspension and more.

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BMW R 1250 R vs Suzuki Katana vs Hero Super Splendor FAQs

  • What is the on-road price of BMW R 1250 R?

    The on-road price of BMW R 1250 R is Rs. 18.55 Lakh in New Delhi

  • What is the on-road price of Suzuki Katana?

    The on-road price of Suzuki Katana is Rs. 15.54 Lakh in New Delhi