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Honda Gold Wing Vs Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Vs BMW K 1600 GTL comparison


Honda Gold Wing Vs Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Vs BMW K 1600 GTL Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Gold Wing Vs Road Glide Special Vs K 1600 GTL 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.

Gold Wing Vs Road Glide Special Vs K 1600 GTL – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Honda Gold Wing in New Delhi starts at ₹ 27.79 Lakh. On the other hand, BMW K 1600 GTL price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 28.3 Lakh Lastly, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special starts at ₹ 32.99 Lakh.

SummaryHonda Gold WingHarley-Davidson Road Glide SpecialBMW K 1600 GTL
Price₹ 27.79 Lakh₹ 32.99 Lakh₹ 28.3 Lakh
Body TypeCruiserCruiserSports
Mileage14.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Power125.00 bhp0.00 bhp158.00 bhp
Engine1833.0 CC1745.0 CC1649.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Gold Wing Vs Road Glide Special Vs K 1600 GTL – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Honda Gold Wing base engine returns 14 Km/l. The BMW K 1600 GTL base returns 15 Km/l. The Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special basic model, on the other hand, gives 15 Km/l.

Gold Wing Vs Road Glide Special Vs K 1600 GTL – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Honda Gold Wing gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the BMW K 1600 GTL comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1833.0 cc1745.0 cc1649.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 626
Max Power 125 bhp @ 5500 rpmN/A158 bhp @ 7750 rpm
Max Torque 170 Nm @ 4500 rpm150 Nm @ 3250 rpm175 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 444
Fuel Delivery FI Electronic Fuel InjectionElectronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)Electronic Intake Pipe Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledAir CooledOil/water-Cooled
Starting Mechanism Integrated Starter GeneratorSelf StartSelf Start

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 21.1 L22.7 L26.5 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A4.0 L
Mileage 14.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l15.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 379 kg372 kg350 kg
Length 2575 mm2430 mm2489 mm
Width 905 mmN/A1000 mm
Height 1430 mmN/A1475 mm
Wheelbase 1695 mm1625 mm1618 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm125 mm146 mm
Seat Height 745 mm685 mm750 mm


No. Of Gears 7 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch (DCT) Hydraulic, Wet, Multiplate With Oil PressureWet MultiplateMultiple-disc Clutch In Oil Bath

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Aluminum Die-Cast, Twin TubeN/ABridge-type Frame, Cast Aluminium, Load-bearing Engine
Front Suspension Double WishboneDouble Bending Valve (DBV) SuspensionBMW Motorrad Duolever; Central Spring Strut
Rear Suspension Pro-linkDouble Bending Valve (DBV) SuspensionBMW Motorrad Paralever


Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Discs With 6-piston Caliper, ABSDiscDual Disc
Rear Brake Type Ventilated Disc With 3-piston Caliper, ABSDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 320 mm292 mm320 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 316 mm260 mm320 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 18 inches19 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsCast Aluminium Wheels
Front Tyre 130/70 R18130/60B19 61H120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tyre 200/55 R16180/65B16 81H190/55 ZR 17


Battery 12V/20AHDry12 V / 19 Ah, Maintenance Free
Headlight LEDLEDXenon

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickticktick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosstick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
7-Speed Automatic DCTtickcross-
Apple Carplay Integrationtickcross-
Cockpit Meterstickcross-
Double-Wishbone Front Suspensiontickcross-
6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission-tick-
All-New Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine-tick-
Comfortable Handlebar-tick-
Dunlop Multi-Tread Blackwall Tyres-tick-
Fairing Design Reduces Head Buffeting-tick-
LED Headlamps-tick-
One-Touch Design Philosophy-tick-
Pure Harley-Davidson Styling-tick-
Reflex Linked Brembo Brakes with ABS-tick-
Standard Battery Charging Harness-tick-
Steering Head and Front Forks-tick-
Two-Up Street Glide Seat-tick-
9MB ABS Brakes--cross
Instrument Has Everything That Distinguishes A Genuine KTM--cross
Telescopic Fork Suspension --cross

Additonal Features

Aluminum Heat Covercross--
High & Wide Handlebercross--
Hill Start Assist tickcross-
Idling Stop Systemtickcross-
New Tech LED Tail Lightcross--
Passenger Grab Railcross--
Round Headlight With LED Ringcross--
Shift Lightcross--
Stand Alarmcross--
Tear Drop Steel Fuel Tank 13.5 Ltcross--
Vintage Seatcross--
Bosch Dual channel (with supermoto)--cross
Ergonomics Provides Plenty Of Space & Freedom Of Movement--cross
Silencer Is Positioned Close To The Bike'S Overall Centre Of Gravity--cross

Key Features

Competitor of Honda Gold Wing

Competitor of Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

Competitor of BMW K 1600 GTL

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