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BMW R 18 Vs BMW R 1250 GS Vs Honda Africa Twin comparison


BMW R 18 Vs BMW R 1250 GS Vs Honda Africa Twin Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the R 18 Vs R 1250 GS 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 18 Vs R 1250 GS 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, BMW R 1250 GS price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 20.45 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 18 starts at ₹ 19.9 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 24 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryBMW R 18BMW R 1250 GSHonda Africa Twin
Price₹ 19.9 Lakh₹ 20.45 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserOff RoadOff Road
Mileage17.80 Km/l21.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Power90.00 bhp134.00 bhp87.70 bhp
Engine1802.0 CC1254.0 CC999.1 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 18 Vs R 1250 GS Vs Africa Twin – Which gives Better Mileage?

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

R 18 Vs R 1250 GS Vs Africa Twin – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Africa Twin gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the BMW R 1250 GS comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 18 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1802.0 cc1254.0 cc999.1 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 90 bhp @ 4750 rpm134 bhp @ 7750 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 158 Nm @ 3000 rpm143 Nm @ 6250 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder N/A44
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Air/Oil CooledAir/liquid-cooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartElectric StartSelf/Kick Start
Bore 107.1 mmN/AN/A
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converterN/AN/A
Max Speed 180 km/hN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 16.0 L20.0 L18.8 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A4.0 LN/A
Mileage 17.80 Km/l21.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 345 kg249 kg243 kg
Length 2440 mm2207 mm2334 mm
Width 964 mm953 mm932 mm
Height 1232 mm1430 mm1478 mm
Wheelbase 1731 mm1525 mm1571 mm
Ground Clearance N/A185 mm251 mm
Seat Height 690 mm870 mm840 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Single-disk Dry ClutchMultiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedWet, Multiplate
Compression Ratio 9.6 :1N/AN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Double-cradle Steel Frame With Screwed-on UnderbeamsTwo Section Frame, Front - And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load Bearing EngineSemi Double Cradle
Front Suspension Telescopic ForkBMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring StrutInverted Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Steel Swinging Fork With Central Shock StrutCast 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-Link


Front Brake Type Twin DiscDual Floating Disc BrakesHydraulic Double Disc
Rear Brake Type Single DiscSingle Disc BrakeHydraulic Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm305 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 300 mm276 mm256 mm
Stroke 100 mmN/AN/A

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 16 inches17 inches21 inches
Wheel Type Spoke WheelCast Aluminum WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 120/70 R 19120/70 R 1990/90-21M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 180/65 B16170/60 R 17150/70R18M/C 70H


Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, Maintenance-free12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-free12V 6A-h

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorcrossticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seatcrossticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter Type-DigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
"Diamond" Tankcross--
"Twin Pulse" Firing Ordercross--
Auto Tyre Calibrationcross--
Bosch EVO ABS Corneringcross--
Ducati Power Launch (DPL)cross--
Full LED Lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL)cross--
Innovative "Front Frame"cross--
Sleek Tail Guardcross--
TFT Colour Instrument Consolecross--
ABS and Switchable Traction Control-cross-
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Ready-cross-
Ducati Safety Pack-cross-
Full Led Headlamp-cross-
Riding Modes-cross-
Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)-cross-
Compact Deltabox Chassis--cross
Cutting-Edge Crossplane Engine--cross
Dual Clutch Transmission--tick
Dual LED Headlamps--tick
LED Winkers and Taillights--tick
Manual Shift Selector--tick
New Lift Control System--cross
New Quick Shift System--cross
Rally Style Rider Console--tick
Suit Yourself Riding Modes--tick
The DCT Engine--tick
YZF-M1 Level Controllability (IMU)--cross
YZR-M1 Inspired Cowling--cross

Additonal Features

High Volume Air Intake--cross

Key Features

Competitor of BMW R 18

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Competitor of Honda Africa Twin

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