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Honda Africa Twin Vs BMW R 1200 R Vs Suzuki V-Strom 1000 comparison


Honda Africa Twin Vs BMW R 1200 R Vs Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Africa Twin Vs R 1200 R Vs V-Strom 1000 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.

Africa Twin Vs R 1200 R Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 in New Delhi starts at ₹ 13.45 Lakh. On the other hand, Honda Africa Twin price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 13.5 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 1200 R starts at ₹ 15.05 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 15.65 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryHonda Africa TwinBMW R 1200 RSuzuki V-Strom 1000
Price₹ 13.5 Lakh₹ 15.05 Lakh₹ 13.45 Lakh
Body TypeOff RoadSportsSports
Mileage16.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl66.00 Kmpl
Power87.70 bhp123.00 bhp99.00 bhp
Engine999.1 CC1170.0 CC1037.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Africa Twin Vs R 1200 R Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 base engine returns 66 Kmpl. The Honda Africa Twin base returns 16 Kmpl. The BMW R 1200 R basic model, on the other hand, gives 20 Kmpl.

Africa Twin Vs R 1200 R Vs V-Strom 1000 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the Honda Africa Twin comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 1200 R is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 999.1 cc1170.0 cc1037.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm123 bhp @ 7750 rpm99 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque 93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm125 Nm @ 6500 rpm103 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe InjectionCarburetor
Cooling System Liquid CooledAir/liquid-cooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self/Kick StartSelf StartSelf Start

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 18.8 L18.0 L20.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A4.0 L3.5 L
Mileage 16.00 Kmpl20.00 Kmpl66.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 243 kg232 kg228 kg
Length 2334 mm2165 mm2285 mm
Width 932 mm880 mm865 mm
Height 1478 mm1300 mm1410 mm
Wheelbase 1571 mm1515 mm1555 mm
Ground Clearance 251 mmN/A165 mm
Seat Height 840 mm790 mm850 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, MultiplateOil Lubricated Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedDry

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Semi Double CradleTwo-section Frame, Front- And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load-bearing EngineDouble Cradle
Front Suspension Inverted Telescopic ForkTelescopic Upside-Down Fork; Stanchion Diameter 45 MmInverted Telescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
Rear Suspension Pro-LinkCast 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 HandwheelLink Type, Coil Spring, Oil Damped


Front Brake Type Hydraulic Double DiscDual DiscDisc, Twin
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic DiscDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm320 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 256 mm276 mm295 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 21 inches17 inches19 inches
Wheel Type Spoke WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90-21M/C 54H120/70 ZR 17110/80R19M/C 59V
Rear Tyre 150/70R18M/C 70H180/55 ZR 17150/70R17M/C 69V


Battery 12V 6A-h12V / 12Ah, Maintenance-freeDry
Headlight LEDLEDHalogen

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatorticktickcross
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Dual Clutch Transmissiontick--
Dual LED Headlampstick--
LED Winkers and Taillightstick--
Manual Shift Selectortick--
Rally Style Rider Consoletick--
Suit Yourself Riding Modestick--
The DCT Enginetick--
Advanced Suspension Technologies--cross
Brembo Monobloc Calipers With Abs--cross
Complete Instrumentation--cross
Control Is Power--cross
Cutting-Edge Digital Engine Management Cutting-Edge Digital Engine Management--cross
Electronically Controlled Steering Damper--cross
Full Led Headlamp--cross
Three Rider Selectable--cross

Additonal Features

Dual ABS--cross

Key Features

Competitor of Honda Africa Twin

Competitor of BMW R 1200 R

Competitor of Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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