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BMW R 1250 RT Vs Honda Gold Wing Vs BMW K 1600 GTL comparison


BMW R 1250 RT Vs Honda Gold Wing Vs BMW K 1600 GTL Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the R 1250 RT Vs Gold Wing Vs K 1600 GTL 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 RT Vs Gold Wing Vs K 1600 GTL – 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, BMW K 1600 GTL price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 28.3 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 1250 RT starts at ₹ 22.5 Lakh.

SummaryBMW R 1250 RTHonda Gold WingBMW K 1600 GTL
Price₹ 22.5 Lakh₹ 27.79 Lakh₹ 28.3 Lakh
Body TypeSportsCruiserSports
Mileage21.00 Km/l14.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Power134.00 bhp125.00 bhp158.00 bhp
Engine1254.0 CC1833.0 CC1649.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 1250 RT Vs Gold Wing Vs K 1600 GTL – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Honda Gold Wing base engine returns 14 Km/l. The BMW K 1600 GTL base returns 15 Km/l. The BMW R 1250 RT basic model, on the other hand, gives 21 Km/l.

R 1250 RT Vs Gold Wing Vs K 1600 GTL – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Gold Wing gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the BMW K 1600 GTL comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1250 RT is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1254.0 cc1833.0 cc1649.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 266
Max Power 134 bhp @ 7750 rpm125 bhp @ 5500 rpm158 bhp @ 7750 rpm
Max Torque 143 Nm @ 6250 rpm170 Nm @ 4500 rpm175 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe InjectionFI Electronic Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe Injection
Cooling System Air/liquid-cooledLiquid CooledOil/water-Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartIntegrated Starter GeneratorSelf Start
Bore Stroke 102,5 mm x 76 mmN/AN/A
Compression 12,5 : 1N/AN/A
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4N/AN/A
Mixture control Electronic intake pipe injectionN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 25.0 L21.1 L26.5 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A4.0 L
Mileage 21.00 Km/l14.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 279 kg379 kg350 kg
Length 2222 mm2575 mm2489 mm
Width 985 mm905 mm1000 mm
Height 1416 mm1430 mm1475 mm
Wheelbase 1485 mm1695 mm1618 mm
Ground Clearance N/A130 mm146 mm
Seat Height 805 mm745 mm750 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears7 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Oil Lubricated Clutch, Hydraulically Operated(DCT) Hydraulic, Wet, Multiplate With Oil PressureMultiple-disc Clutch In Oil Bath

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Two-section Frame, Front- And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load-bearing EngineAluminum Die-Cast, Twin TubeBridge-type Frame, Cast Aluminium, Load-bearing Engine
Front Suspension Stanchion Diameter 37 Mm, Central Spring StrutDouble WishboneBMW Motorrad Duolever; Central Spring Strut
Rear Suspension WAD Strut (travel-related Damping), Spring Pre-load Hydraulically Adjustable (continuously Variable) At Handwheel, Rebound Damping Adjustable At HandwheelPro-linkBMW Motorrad Paralever


Front Brake Type Dual DiscDual Hydraulic Discs With 6-piston Caliper, ABSDual Disc
Rear Brake Type DiscVentilated Disc With 3-piston Caliper, ABSDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 320 mm320 mm320 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 276 mm316 mm320 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inches18 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsCast Aluminium Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR 17130/70 R18120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tyre 180/55 ZR 17200/55 R16190/55 ZR 17


Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, Maintenance-free12V/20AH12 V / 19 Ah, Maintenance Free
Headlight HalogenLEDXenon

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
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 RT

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