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Indian Chief Dark Horse Vs BMW R 18 comparison

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BMW R 18 Price
Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 18.81 Lakh
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₹ 18.9 Lakh
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Indian Chief Dark Horse Vs BMW R 18 Comparison: Which bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Chief Dark Horse Vs R 18 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.

Chief Dark Horse Vs R 18 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Indian Chief Dark Horse starts at ₹ 18.81 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base version of the BMW R 18 starts at ₹ 18.9 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 21.9 Lakh for range topping model.

Key FeaturesIndian Chief Dark HorseBMW R 18
Price₹ 18.81 Lakh₹ 18.9 Lakh
Mileage20.00 Kmpl17.80 Kmpl
Engine1811.0 CC1802.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol

Chief Dark Horse Vs R 18 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Indian Chief Dark Horse base engine returns 20 Kmpl. The BMW R 18 base returns 18 Kmpl.

Chief Dark Horse Vs R 18 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Indian Chief Dark Horse gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the BMW R 18 comes in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 1811.0 cc1802.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 22
Max Power 100 bhp @ 3000 rpm90 bhp @ 4750 rpm
Max Torque 138.9 Nm @ 2600 rpm158 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 4N/A
Fuel Delivery Closed Loop Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe Fuel Injection
Cooling System Liquid CooledN/A
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf Start
Bore N/A107.1 mm
Stroke N/A100 mm

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 20.8 LN/A
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A
Mileage 20.00 Kmpl17.80 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 357 kg345 kg
Length 2630 mm2440 mm
Width 1000 mm964 mm
Height 1176 mm1232 mm
Wheelbase 1730 mm1731 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mmN/A
Seat Height 660 mm690 mm


No. Of Gears 6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-PlateSingle-disk Dry Clutch

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Split Dual Exhaust W/ Cross-overN/A
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork/4.7 In (119 Mm)Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Single Shock / 3.7 In (94 Mm)Steel Swinging Fork With Central Shock Strut


Front Brake Type Dual DiscTwin Disc
Rear Brake Type DiscSingle Disc
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm300 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 300 mm300 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 16 inchesN/A
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsSpoke Wheel
Front Tyre 130/90B16 73H120/70 R 19
Rear Tyre 180/65B16 81H180/65 B16


Battery Maintenance Free12 V / 26 Ah, Maintenance-free
Headlight Halogen BulbLED
Tail Light LEDLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatorticktick
Fuel Gaugeticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickcross
Low Battery Indicatorticktick
Pillion Seatcrosscross
Pillion Grabrailcrosstick
Engine Kill Switchticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigital-
Tripmeter Countticktick
Pass Lightticktick
Four Riding Modes-cross
Hill Hold Control-cross

Additonal Features

Key Features

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