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BMW R 1250 GS Vs Ducati Multistrada 1260 Vs Honda Africa Twin comparison


BMW R 1250 GS Vs Ducati Multistrada 1260 Vs Honda Africa Twin Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the R 1250 GS Vs Multistrada 1260 Vs Africa Twin 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.

R 1250 GS Vs Multistrada 1260 Vs Africa Twin – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Honda Africa Twin in New Delhi starts at ₹ 13.5 Lakh. On the other hand, Ducati Multistrada 1260 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 15.99 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 21.42 Lakh for range topping model Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS starts at ₹ 20.45 Lakh.

SummaryBMW R 1250 GSDucati Multistrada 1260Honda Africa Twin
Price₹ 20.45 Lakh₹ 15.99 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh
Body TypeOff RoadSportsOff Road
Mileage21.00 Kmpl19.20 Kmpl16.00 Kmpl
Power134.00 bhp158.00 bhp87.70 bhp
Engine1254.0 CC1262.0 CC999.1 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 1250 GS Vs Multistrada 1260 Vs Africa Twin – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Honda Africa Twin base engine returns 16 Kmpl. The Ducati Multistrada 1260 base returns 19 Kmpl. The BMW R 1250 GS basic model, on the other hand, gives 21 Kmpl.

R 1250 GS Vs Multistrada 1260 Vs Africa Twin – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Africa Twin gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Ducati Multistrada 1260 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1254.0 cc1262.0 cc999.1 cc
No Of Cylinder 242
Max Power 134 bhp @ 7750 rpm158 bhp @ 9500 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 143 Nm @ 6250 rpm129.5 Nm @ 7500 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe InjectionBosch Electronic Fuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Air/liquid-cooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric StartSelf StartSelf/Kick Start
Compression N/A13:1N/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L20.0 L18.8 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 4.0 LN/AN/A
Mileage 21.00 Kmpl19.20 Kmpl16.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 249 kg232 kg243 kg
Length 2207 mm2280 mm2334 mm
Width 953 mm985 mm932 mm
Height 1430 mm1220 mm1478 mm
Wheelbase 1525 mm1585 mm1571 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mmN/A251 mm
Seat Height 870 mm825 mm840 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedLight Action, Wet, Multiplate Clutch With Hydraulic ControlWet, Multiplate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Two Section Frame, Front - And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load Bearing EngineTabular Steel Trellis FrameSemi Double Cradle
Front Suspension BMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring Strut48 Mm Inverted Kayaba ForkInverted Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Cast Aluminum Single-sided Swing Arm With BMW Paralever; WAD Strut (travel-related Damping), Spring Pre-load Hydraulically Adjustable (continuously Variable) Via Handwheel, Rebound Damping Adjustable Via HandwheelFully Adjustable Sachs Monoshock Unit. Remote Spring Preload Adjustment Aluminium Single-Sided SwingarmPro-Link


Front Brake Type Dual Floating Disc BrakesDual Disc With Brembo 4-piston Calipers, With Bosch Cornering ABSHydraulic Double Disc
Rear Brake Type Single Disc BrakeSingle Disc With 2-piston Caliper, With Bosch Cornering ABSHydraulic Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 305 mm320 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 276 mm265 mm256 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches17 inches21 inches
Wheel Type Cast Aluminum WheelsSpoke WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R 19Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 R1790/90-21M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 170/60 R 17Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 190/55 R17150/70R18M/C 70H


Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-freeMaintenance Free12V 6A-h

Standard Features

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Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
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Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
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Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
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Pass Lighttickticktick
ABS and Switchable Traction Control-tick-
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Ready-tick-
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Full Led Headlamp-tick-
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Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)-tick-
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

Competitor of BMW R 1250 GS

Competitor of Ducati Multistrada 1260

Competitor of Honda Africa Twin

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