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BMW R 1250 GS Vs Honda Gold Wing Vs Indian Chieftain comparison


BMW R 1250 GS Vs Honda Gold Wing Vs Indian Chieftain Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the R 1250 GS Vs Gold Wing Vs Chieftain 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 Gold Wing Vs Chieftain – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Honda Gold Wing in New Delhi starts at ₹ 27.79 Lakh. On the other hand, Indian Chieftain price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 32.01 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS starts at ₹ 20.45 Lakh.

SummaryBMW R 1250 GSHonda Gold WingIndian Chieftain
Price₹ 20.45 Lakh₹ 27.79 Lakh₹ 32.01 Lakh
Body TypeOff RoadCruiserCruiser
Mileage21.00 Km/l14.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
Power134.00 bhp125.00 bhp100.00 bhp
Engine1254.0 CC1833.0 CC1811.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 1250 GS Vs Gold Wing Vs Chieftain – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Honda Gold Wing base engine returns 14 Km/l. The Indian Chieftain base returns 20 Km/l. The BMW R 1250 GS basic model, on the other hand, gives 21 Km/l.

R 1250 GS Vs Gold Wing Vs Chieftain – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Gold Wing gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Indian Chieftain comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1254.0 cc1833.0 cc1811.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 262
Max Power 134 bhp @ 7750 rpm125 bhp @ 5500 rpm100 bhp @ 3000 rpm
Max Torque 143 Nm @ 6250 rpm170 Nm @ 4500 rpm138.9 Nm @ 2600 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe InjectionFI Electronic Fuel InjectionClosed Loop Fuel Injection
Cooling System Air/liquid-cooledLiquid CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric StartIntegrated Starter GeneratorSelf Start

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L21.1 L20.8 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 4.0 LN/AN/A
Mileage 21.00 Km/l14.00 Km/l20.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 249 kg379 kg389 kg
Length 2207 mm2575 mm2571 mm
Width 953 mm905 mm1000 mm
Height 1430 mm1430 mm1388 mm
Wheelbase 1525 mm1695 mm1668 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm130 mm142 mm
Seat Height 870 mm745 mm660 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears7 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically Operated(DCT) Hydraulic, Wet, Multiplate With Oil PressureWet, Multi-Plate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Two Section Frame, Front - And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load Bearing EngineAluminum Die-Cast, Twin TubeSplit Dual Exhaust W/ Cross-over
Front Suspension BMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring StrutDouble WishboneTelescopic Fork/4.7" (119 Mm)
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 HandwheelPro-linkSingle Shock W/Air Adjust/4.5" (114mm)


Front Brake Type Dual Floating Disc BrakesDual Hydraulic Discs With 6-piston Caliper, ABSDual Disc
Rear Brake Type Single Disc BrakeVentilated Disc With 3-piston Caliper, ABSDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 305 mm320 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 276 mm316 mm300 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches18 inches16 inches
Wheel Type Cast Aluminum WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R 19130/70 R18130/90B16 73H
Rear Tyre 170/60 R 17200/55 R16180/60R16 80H


Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-free12V/20AHMaintenance Free
Headlight LEDLEDHalogen Bulb

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailticktickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
7-Speed Automatic DCT-tick-
Apple Carplay Integration-tick-
Cockpit Meters-tick-
Double-Wishbone Front Suspension-tick-

Additonal Features

Hill Start Assist -tick-
Idling Stop System-tick-

Key Features

Competitor of BMW R 1250 GS

Competitor of Honda Gold Wing

Competitor of Indian Chieftain

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