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BMW R 1250 GS Vs Triumph Tiger 1200 Vs Honda Africa Twin comparison


BMW R 1250 GS Vs Triumph Tiger 1200 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 Tiger 1200 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 Tiger 1200 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, Triumph Tiger 1200 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 17 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS starts at ₹ 20.45 Lakh.

SummaryBMW R 1250 GSTriumph Tiger 1200Honda Africa Twin
Price₹ 20.45 Lakh₹ 17 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh
Body TypeOff RoadOff RoadOff Road
Mileage21.00 Km/l18.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Power134.00 bhp139.00 bhp87.70 bhp
Engine1254.0 CC1215.0 CC999.1 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 1250 GS Vs Tiger 1200 Vs Africa Twin – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Honda Africa Twin base engine returns 16 Km/l. The Triumph Tiger 1200 base returns 18 Km/l. The BMW R 1250 GS basic model, on the other hand, gives 21 Km/l.

R 1250 GS Vs Tiger 1200 Vs Africa Twin – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Africa Twin gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Triumph Tiger 1200 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1254.0 cc1215.0 cc999.1 cc
No Of Cylinder 232
Max Power 134 bhp @ 7750 rpm139 bhp @ 9350 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 143 Nm @ 6250 rpm122 Nm @ 7600 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe InjectionFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Air/liquid-cooledLiquid-CooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric StartSelf StartSelf/Kick Start

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L20.0 L18.8 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 4.0 LN/AN/A
Mileage 21.00 Km/l18.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 249 kg248 kg243 kg
Length 2207 mmN/A2334 mm
Width 953 mm830 mm932 mm
Height 1430 mm1470 mm1478 mm
Wheelbase 1525 mm1520 mm1571 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mmN/A251 mm
Seat Height 870 mm835 mm840 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedWet, Multi-plate Hydraulically Operated, Torque AssistWet, Multiplate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Two Section Frame, Front - And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load Bearing EngineTubular Steel Trellis FrameSemi Double Cradle
Front Suspension BMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring StrutWP 48 Mm Upside Down Forks, Electronically Adjustable Damping, 190 Mm TravelInverted 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 HandwheelWP Monoshock, Electronically Adjustable Semi Active Damping With Automatic Preload Adjustment, 193 Mm Wheel TravelPro-Link


Front Brake Type Dual Floating Disc BrakesDual DiscHydraulic Double Disc
Rear Brake Type Single Disc BrakeDiscHydraulic Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 305 mm305 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 276 mm282 mm256 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches19 inches21 inches
Wheel Type Cast Aluminum WheelsSpoke WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R 19120/70 R19 - Tubeless90/90-21M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 170/60 R 17170/60 R17 - Tubeless150/70R18M/C 70H


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

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Dual Clutch Transmissioncross-tick
Dual LED Headlampscross-tick
LED Winkers and Taillightscross-tick
Manual Shift Selectorcross-tick
Rally Style Rider Consolecross-tick
Suit Yourself Riding Modescross-tick
The DCT Enginecross-tick
2 position Adjustable seat height-tick-
Adjustable WP front and rear suspension-tick-
All LED lighting including signature daytime running lights (DRL)-tick-
Brembo Monobloc Front Brake Calipers-tick-
Engine Protection Bars-tick-
Full colour 5” TFT display instruments-tick-
On Board Computer-tick-
Torque Assist Hydraulic Clutch-tick-
Updated Cruise Control-tick-

Additonal Features

Key Features

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