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BMW F 850 GS Vs Honda Africa Twin Vs Suzuki V-Strom 1000 comparison

Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 12.95 Lakh
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₹ 13.5 Lakh
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₹ 13.45 Lakh
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BMW F 850 GS Vs Honda Africa Twin Vs Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the F 850 GS Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2021. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

F 850 GS Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 13.45 Lakh. On the other hand, Honda Africa Twin price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 13.5 Lakh Lastly, the BMW F 850 GS starts at ₹ 12.95 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 15.4 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryBMW F 850 GSHonda Africa TwinSuzuki V-Strom 1000
Price₹ 12.95 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh₹ 13.45 Lakh
Body TypeOff RoadOff RoadSports
Mileage22.00 Kmpl16.00 Kmpl66.00 Kmpl
Power94.00 bhp87.70 bhp99.00 bhp
Engine853.0 CC999.1 CC1037.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

F 850 GS Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 base engine returns 66 Kmpl. The Honda Africa Twin base returns 16 Kmpl. The BMW F 850 GS basic model, on the other hand, gives 22 Kmpl.

F 850 GS Vs Africa Twin Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Honda Africa Twin comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW F 850 GS is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 853.0 cc999.1 cc1037.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 94 bhp @ 8250 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm99 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque 92 Nm @ 6250 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm103 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionCarburetor
Cooling System Water CooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf/Kick StartSelf Start

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 15.0 L18.8 L20.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 3.5 LN/A3.5 L
Mileage 22.00 Kmpl16.00 Kmpl66.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 229 kg243 kg228 kg
Length 2305 mm2334 mm2285 mm
Width 922 mm932 mm865 mm
Height 1356 mm1478 mm1410 mm
Wheelbase 1593 mm1571 mm1555 mm
Ground Clearance N/A251 mm165 mm
Seat Height 860 mm840 mm850 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet Multiple-discWet, MultiplateDry

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Bridge-type Frame, Steel Shell ConstructionSemi Double CradleDouble Cradle
Front Suspension Upside-down Telescopic Fork, Ø 43 MmInverted Telescopic ForkInverted Telescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
Rear Suspension Cast Aluminium Dual Swing Arm, Central WAD Spring Strut, Spring Pre-load Hydraulically Adjustable, Rebound Damping AdjustablePro-LinkLink Type, Coil Spring, Oil Damped


Front Brake Type Dual DiscHydraulic Double DiscDisc, Twin
Rear Brake Type DiscHydraulic DiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 305 mm310 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 265 mm256 mm295 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 21 inches21 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Cross Spoke WheelsSpoke WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90 - 2190/90-21M/C 54H110/80R19M/C 59V
Rear Tyre 150/70 R17150/70R18M/C 70H150/70R17M/C 69V


Battery 12 V / 10 Ah, Maintenance-free12V 6A-hDry
Headlight LEDLEDHalogen

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatorticktickcross
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Dual Clutch Transmission-tick-
Dual LED Headlamps-tick-
LED Winkers and Taillights-tick-
Manual Shift Selector-tick-
Rally Style Rider Console-tick-
Suit Yourself Riding Modes-tick-
The DCT Engine-tick-

Additonal Features

Key Features

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