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Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Vs BMW R 1250 GS Vs Honda Africa Twin comparison


Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin 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 CRF1100L Africa Twin 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.

CRF1100L Africa Twin 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 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin starts at ₹ 15.97 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 17.51 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryHonda CRF1100L Africa TwinBMW R 1250 GSHonda Africa Twin
Price₹ 15.97 Lakh₹ 20.45 Lakh₹ 13.5 Lakh
Body TypeOff RoadOff RoadOff Road
Mileage20.40 Km/l21.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Power101.00 bhp134.00 bhp87.70 bhp
Engine1084.0 CC1254.0 CC999.1 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

CRF1100L Africa Twin 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 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin basic model, on the other hand, gives 20 Km/l.

CRF1100L Africa Twin 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 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1084.0 cc1254.0 cc999.1 cc
No Of Cylinder 222
Max Power 101 bhp @ 7500 rpm134 bhp @ 7750 rpm87.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 105 Nm @ 6250 rpm143 Nm @ 6250 rpm93.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 844
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledAir/liquid-cooledLiquid Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartElectric StartSelf/Kick Start
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 18.8 L20.0 L18.8 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/A4.0 LN/A
Mileage 20.40 Km/l21.00 Km/l16.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 226 kg249 kg243 kg
Length 2334 mm2207 mm2334 mm
Width 932 mm953 mm932 mm
Height 1478 mm1430 mm1478 mm
Wheelbase 1574 mm1525 mm1571 mm
Ground Clearance 250 mm185 mm251 mm
Seat Height 840 mm870 mm840 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch ManualMultiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically OperatedWet, Multiplate
Compression Ratio 10.1:1N/AN/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Semi Double CradleTwo 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 Monoblock Aluminium With Pro-LinkCast 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 DiscDual Floating Disc BrakesHydraulic Double Disc
Rear Brake Type DiscSingle Disc BrakeHydraulic Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 310 mm305 mm310 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 256 mm276 mm256 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 18 inches17 inches21 inches
Wheel Type SpokeCast Aluminum WheelsSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90-R21120/70 R 1990/90-21M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 150/70-R18170/60 R 17150/70R18M/C 70H


Battery 12V 11.2Ah12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-free12V 6A-h
Headlight Dual LEDLEDLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrossticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, User 1 And User 2tick--
2 position Adjustable seat height-cross-
Adjustable WP front and rear suspension-cross-
All LED lighting including signature daytime running lights (DRL)-cross-
Brembo Monobloc Front Brake Calipers-cross-
Engine Protection Bars-cross-
Full colour 5” TFT display instruments-cross-
On Board Computer-cross-
Torque Assist Hydraulic Clutch-cross-
Updated Cruise Control-cross-
6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission--cross
All-New Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine--cross
ASC (Automatic Stability Control)--cross
Comfortable Handlebar--cross
Dual Clutch Transmission--tick
Dual LED Headlamps--tick
Dunlop Multi-Tread Blackwall Tyres--cross
Fairing Design Reduces Head Buffeting--cross
HSC (Hill Start Control) --cross
LED Headlamps--cross
LED Winkers and Taillights--tick
Manual Shift Selector--tick
One-Touch Design Philosophy--cross
Pure Harley-Davidson Styling--cross
Rally Style Rider Console--tick
Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes with ABS--cross
Standard Battery Charging Harness--cross
Steering Head and Front Forks--cross
Suit Yourself Riding Modes--tick
TFT Rider Information Display With Connectivity--cross
The DCT Engine--tick
Two-Up Street Glide Seat--cross

Additonal Features

6.5-inch TFT Touchscreen tick--
Bluetooth Smartphone/Audio Connectivitytick--
Easy Control Of Navigationtick--

Key Features

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