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BMW R 18 Vs BMW R 1250 GS Vs Triumph Rocket 3 comparison

Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 19.9 Lakh
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₹ 20.45 Lakh
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₹ 19.35 Lakh
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BMW R 18 Vs BMW R 1250 GS Vs Triumph Rocket 3 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 Rocket 3 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 Rocket 3 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the BMW R 1250 GS in New Delhi starts at ₹ 20.45 Lakh. On the other hand, Triumph Rocket 3 price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 19.35 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 19.95 Lakh for range topping model 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 GSTriumph Rocket 3
Price₹ 19.9 Lakh₹ 20.45 Lakh₹ 19.35 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserOff RoadCruiser
Mileage17.80 Km/l21.00 Km/l13.00 Km/l
Power90.00 bhp134.00 bhp165.00 bhp
Engine1802.0 CC1254.0 CC2458.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

R 18 Vs R 1250 GS Vs Rocket 3 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the BMW R 1250 GS base engine returns 21 Km/l. The Triumph Rocket 3 base returns 13 Km/l. The BMW R 18 basic model, on the other hand, gives 18 Km/l.

R 18 Vs R 1250 GS Vs Rocket 3 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the BMW R 1250 GS gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Triumph Rocket 3 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 18 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1802.0 cc1254.0 cc2458.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 223
Max Power 90 bhp @ 4750 rpm134 bhp @ 7750 rpm165 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 158 Nm @ 3000 rpm143 Nm @ 6250 rpm221 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder N/A44
Fuel Delivery Electronic Intake Pipe Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe InjectionFuel Injected
Cooling System Air/Oil CooledAir/liquid-cooledWater Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartElectric StartSelf Start
Bore 107.1 mmN/A110.2 mm
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converterN/AN/A
Max Speed 180 km/hN/AN/A
Compression N/AN/A10.8:1
Exhaust N/AN/AStainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box
Final Drive N/AN/AShaft, bevel box
Stroke N/AN/A85.9 mm

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 16.0 L20.0 L18.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A4.0 LN/A
Mileage 17.80 Km/l21.00 Km/l13.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 345 kg249 kg291 kg
Length 2440 mm2207 mm2400 mm
Width 964 mm953 mm889 mm
Height 1232 mm1430 mm1065 mm
Wheelbase 1731 mm1525 mm1677 mm
Ground Clearance N/A185 mmN/A
Seat Height 690 mm870 mm773 mm
Rake N/AN/A27.9 º
Trail N/AN/A134.9 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Single-disk Dry ClutchMultiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedWet, Multi-plate Hydraulically Operated, Torque Assist
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 EngineFull Aluminium Frame
Front Suspension Telescopic ForkBMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring StrutShowa 47mm Upside-down 1 1 Cartridge Front Forks, Compression And Rebound Adjuster. 120mm Travel
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 HandwheelFully Adjustable Showa Piggyback Reservoir RSU With Remote Hydraulic Preload Adjuster, 107mm Rear Wheel Travel.
Swingarm N/AN/ASingle-sided, cast aluminium


Front Brake Type Twin DiscDual Floating Disc BrakesDiscs
Rear Brake Type Single DiscSingle Disc BrakeDiscs
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm305 mm320 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 300 mm276 mm300 mm
Stroke 100 mmN/AN/A

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 16 inches17 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Spoke WheelCast Aluminum WheelsAlloy Wheel
Front Tyre 120/70 R 19120/70 R 19150/80 R17 V
Rear Tyre 180/65 B16170/60 R 17240/50 R16 V


Battery 12 V / 26 Ah, Maintenance-free12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-freeN/A

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
5- Year Extended Warrantycross--
60 Min Express Servicecross--
Additional Storagecross--
All New Advanced Ecothrust Enginecross--
Alloy Wheelcross--
Attracitve Graphicascross--
Best Class Mileage 65 Kmplcross--
BSIV Compliantcross--
Easy Center Standcross--
Light Weight of 95 Kgscross--
Mobile Charger Socketcross--
Side Stand Alarmcross--
Telescopic Suspensioncross--
2 position Adjustable seat height-cross-
ABS and Switchable Traction Control-cross-
Adjustable WP front and rear suspension-cross-
All LED lighting including signature daytime running lights (DRL)-cross-
Brembo Monobloc Front Brake Calipers-cross-
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Ready-cross-
Ducati Safety Pack-cross-
Engine Protection Bars-cross-
Full colour 5” TFT display instruments-cross-
Full Led Headlamp-cross-
On Board Computer-cross-
Riding Modes-cross-
Torque Assist Hydraulic Clutch-cross-
Updated Cruise Control-cross-
Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)-cross-
Four Riding Modes--tick
Hill Hold Control--tick

Additonal Features

Key Features

Competitor of BMW R 18

Competitor of BMW R 1250 GS

Competitor of Triumph Rocket 3

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