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Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs BMW R 1200 R Vs Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber comparison


Harley-Davidson Iron 883 Vs BMW R 1200 R Vs Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Comparison: Which bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Iron 883 Vs R 1200 R Vs V9 Bobber on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Iron 883 Vs R 1200 R Vs V9 Bobber – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 starts at ₹ 9.38 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base version of the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber starts at ₹ 14.79 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 1200 R starts at ₹ 15.05 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 15.65 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

Key FeaturesHarley-Davidson Iron 883BMW R 1200 RMoto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Price₹ 9.38 Lakh₹ 15.05 Lakh₹ 14.79 Lakh
Mileage20.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl18.00 Kmpl
Engine883.0 CC1170.0 CC850.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Iron 883 Vs R 1200 R Vs V9 Bobber – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 base engine returns 20 Kmpl. The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber base returns 18 Kmpl. The BMW R 1200 R basic model, on the other hand, gives 20 Kmpl.

Iron 883 Vs R 1200 R Vs V9 Bobber – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Harley-Davidson Iron 883 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1200 R is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 883.0 cc1170.0 cc850.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power N/A123 bhp @ 7750 rpm55 bhp @ 6250 rpm
Max Torque 68 Nm @ 4750 rpm125 Nm @ 6500 rpm62 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 442
Fuel Delivery Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Electronic Intake Pipe InjectionElectronic Injection
Cooling System Air CooledAir/liquid-cooledAir & Oil Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartSelf Start
Bore 76.2 mmN/AN/A
Compression 9:01N/AN/A
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A
Exhaust Black exhaust headers and black mufflersN/AN/A
Stroke 96.8 mmN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 12.5 L18.0 L15.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.7 L4.0 L4.0 L
Mileage 20.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl18.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 256 kg232 kg199 kg
Length 2185 mm2165 mm2185 mm
Width 820 mm880 mm840 mm
Height 1120 mm1300 mm1160 mm
Wheelbase 1515 mm1515 mm1465 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mmN/AN/A
Seat Height 760 mm790 mm780 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet MultiplateOil Lubricated Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedSingle Dry Plate Clutch

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Mild Steel,Tubular FrameTwo-section Frame, Front- And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load-bearing EngineALS Steel Twin Tube Cradle Frame
Front Suspension 39 Mm Telescopic ForksTelescopic Upside-Down Fork; Stanchion Diameter 45 MmTraditional Fork, Ø 40 Mm
Rear Suspension Coil Over, Preload Dual AdjustableCast Aluminium Single-sided Swing Arm With BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD Strut (travel-related Damping), Spring Pre-load Hydraulically Adjustable (continuously Variable) At Handwheel, Rebound Damping Adjustable At HandwheelSwingarm With Double Shock Absorber With Adjustable Spring Preload


Front Brake Type DiscDual DiscDisc
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm320 mm320 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 260 mm276 mm260 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 19 inches17 inches16 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAluminium Alloys
Front Tyre 100/90B19 57H120/70 ZR 17130/90 - 16”
Rear Tyre 150/80B16 77H180/55 ZR 17150/80 B 16”


Battery 12V, MF12V / 12Ah, Maintenance-free12V - 18 Ah
Headlight HalogenLEDHalogen

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrossticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorticktickcross
Low Battery Indicatorticktickcross
Pillion Seatcrossticktick
Pillion Grabrailcrosstickcross
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Dual Channel ABScross-cross
Large disc brakes--cross
Linkage-equipped offset laydown single-shock--cross
Long wheelbase--cross
Relaxed, foot-forward riding position--cross
Under-engine muffler--cross

Additonal Features

Key Features

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