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BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Vs Honda Africa Twin Vs Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special comparison


BMW R 1250 GS Adventure Vs Honda Africa Twin Vs Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the R 1250 GS Adventure Vs Africa Twin Vs Road Glide Special 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 Adventure Vs Africa Twin Vs Road Glide Special – 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, Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 32.99 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure starts at ₹ 22.35 Lakh.

SummaryBMW R 1250 GS AdventureHonda Africa TwinHarley-Davidson Road Glide Special
Price₹ 22.35 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh₹ 32.99 Lakh
Body TypeSportsOff RoadCruiser
Mileage21.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Power134.00 bhp87.70 bhp0.00 bhp
Engine1254.0 CC999.1 CC1745.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 1250 GS Adventure Vs Africa Twin Vs Road Glide Special – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Honda Africa Twin base engine returns 16 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special base returns 15 Km/l. The BMW R 1250 GS Adventure basic model, on the other hand, gives 21 Km/l.

R 1250 GS Adventure Vs Africa Twin Vs Road Glide Special – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Africa Twin gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1254.0 cc999.1 cc1745.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 422
Max Power 134 bhp @ 7750 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpmN/A
Max Torque 143 Nm @ 6250 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm150 Nm @ 3250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder N/A44
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe InjectionFuel InjectionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Cooling System Air/liquid-cooledLiquid CooledAir Cooled
Starting Mechanism Electric StartSelf/Kick StartSelf Start
Bore 102.5 mmN/AN/A
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4 N/AN/A
Hubraum 1.254 ccmN/AN/A
Mixture control Electronic intake pipe injection N/AN/A
Stroke 76 mmN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 30.0 L18.8 L22.7 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 4.0 LN/AN/A
Mileage 21.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A
CO2 emission based on WMTC 110 g/kmN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 268 kg243 kg372 kg
Length 2270 mm2334 mm2430 mm
Width 980 mm932 mmN/A
Height 1460 mm1478 mmN/A
Wheelbase 1504 mm1571 mm1625 mm
Ground Clearance N/A251 mm125 mm
Seat Height 910 mm840 mm685 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Oil Lubricated Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedWet, MultiplateWet Multiplate
Compression Ratio 12.5 : 1N/AN/A
Drive Shaft DriveN/AN/A
Gearbox Constant Mesh 6-Speed Gearbox With Helical Gear TeethN/AN/A
Maximum Speed Over 200 km/hN/AN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type N/ASemi Double CradleN/A
Front Suspension BMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring StrutInverted Telescopic ForkDouble Bending Valve (DBV) Suspension
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-LinkDouble Bending Valve (DBV) Suspension
Castor 95.4 mm N/AN/A
Steering Head Angle 65.1°N/AN/A


Front Brake Type Dual Disc Brake, Floating Brake Discs, 4-piston Radial CalipersHydraulic Double DiscDisc
Rear Brake Type Single Disc Brake, Double-piston Floating CaliperHydraulic DiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 305 mm310 mm292 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 276 mm256 mm260 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), Disengageable N/AN/A

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches21 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Cross Spoke WheelsSpoke WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R 19 90/90-21M/C 54H130/60B19 61H
Rear Tyre 170/60 R 17 150/70R18M/C 70H180/65B16 81H


Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-free12V 6A-hDry
Alternator Three-Phase Alternator (510 watts nominal power)N/AN/A

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrossticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailticktickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
ASC (Automatic Stability Control)tick--
HSC (Hill Start Control) tick--
TFT Rider Information Display With Connectivitytick--
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-
6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission--tick
7-Speed Automatic DCT--cross
All-New Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine--tick
Apple Carplay Integration--cross
Cockpit Meters--cross
Comfortable Handlebar--tick
Double-Wishbone Front Suspension--cross
Dunlop Multi-Tread Blackwall Tyres--tick
Fairing Design Reduces Head Buffeting--tick
LED Headlamps--tick
One-Touch Design Philosophy--tick
Pure Harley-Davidson Styling--tick
Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes with ABS--tick
Standard Battery Charging Harness--tick
Steering Head and Front Forks--tick
Two-Up Street Glide Seat--tick

Additonal Features

Hill Start Assist --cross
Idling Stop System--cross

Key Features

Competitor of BMW R 1250 GS Adventure

Competitor of Honda Africa Twin

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

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