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Royal Enfield Himalayan Vs BMW R 18 Vs BMW R 1250 GS comparison

Royal Enfield Himalayan Price
BMW R 18 Price
Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 2.01 Lakh
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₹ 19.9 Lakh
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₹ 20.45 Lakh
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Royal Enfield Himalayan Vs BMW R 18 Vs BMW R 1250 GS Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Himalayan Vs R 18 Vs R 1250 GS 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.

Himalayan Vs R 18 Vs R 1250 GS – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom price of the Royal Enfield Himalayan in New Delhi starts at ₹ 2.01 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 2.09 Lakh for the fully-loaded model. On the other hand, BMW R 1250 GS price in New Delhi of base variant starts at ₹ 20.45 Lakh Lastly, the BMW R 18 starts at ₹ 19.9 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 24 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

SummaryRoyal Enfield HimalayanBMW R 18BMW R 1250 GS
Price₹ 2.01 Lakh₹ 19.9 Lakh₹ 20.45 Lakh
ManufacturerRoyal EnfieldBMWBMW
Body TypeOff RoadCruiserOff Road
Mileage45.00 Km/l17.80 Km/l21.00 Km/l
Power24.30 bhp90.00 bhp134.00 bhp
Engine411.0 CC1802.0 CC1254.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Himalayan Vs R 18 Vs R 1250 GS – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Royal Enfield Himalayan base engine returns 45 Km/l. The BMW R 1250 GS base returns 21 Km/l. The BMW R 18 basic model, on the other hand, gives 18 Km/l.

Himalayan Vs R 18 Vs R 1250 GS – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Royal Enfield Himalayan gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the BMW R 1250 GS comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the BMW R 18 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 411.0 cc1802.0 cc1254.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 122
Max Power 24.3 bhp @ 6500 rpm90 bhp @ 4750 rpm134 bhp @ 7750 rpm
Max Torque 32 Nm @ 4500 rpm158 Nm @ 3000 rpm143 Nm @ 6250 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 2N/A4
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe Fuel InjectionElectronic Intake Pipe Injection
Cooling System Air CooledAir/Oil CooledAir/liquid-cooled
Starting Mechanism Self StartSelf StartElectric Start
Emission Standard BS VIN/AN/A
Bore N/A107.1 mmN/A
Emission control N/ARegulated three-way catalytic converterN/A
Max Speed N/A180 km/hN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 15.0 L16.0 L20.0 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity N/AN/A4.0 L
Mileage 45.00 Km/l17.80 Km/l21.00 Km/l
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 191 kg345 kg249 kg
Length 2190 mm2440 mm2207 mm
Width 840 mm964 mm953 mm
Height 1360 mm1232 mm1430 mm
Wheelbase 1465 mm1731 mm1525 mm
Ground Clearance 220 mmN/A185 mm
Seat Height 800 mm690 mm870 mm


No. Of Gears 5 Gears6 Gears6 Gears
Clutch Wet, Multi-plateSingle-disk Dry ClutchMultiplate Wet Clutch, Hydraulically Operated
Compression Ratio N/A9.6 :1N/A

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Half-duplex Split Cradle FrameDouble-cradle Steel Frame With Screwed-on UnderbeamsTwo Section Frame, Front - And Bolted On Rear Frame, Load Bearing Engine
Front Suspension Telescopic, 41 Mm Forks, 200 Mm TravelTelescopic ForkBMW Telelever, Ø 37 Mm, Central Spring Strut
Rear Suspension Monoshock With Linkage, 180 Mm Wheel TravelSteel Swinging Fork With Central Shock StrutCast 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 Handwheel


Front Brake Type Disc, 2-piston Floating CaliperTwin DiscDual Floating Disc Brakes
Rear Brake Type Disc, Single Piston Floating CaliperSingle DiscSingle Disc Brake
Front Disc/Drum Size 300 mm300 mm305 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 240 mm300 mm276 mm
Stroke N/A100 mmN/A

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 21 inches16 inches17 inches
Wheel Type Spoke WheelsSpoke WheelCast Aluminum Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90 - 21"120/70 R 19120/70 R 19
Rear Tyre 120/90 - 17"180/65 B16170/60 R 17


Battery 12 Volt, 8 AH MF12 V / 26 Ah, Maintenance-free12 V / 11.8 Ah, Maintenance-free
Headlight 12V H4 60 / 55 WLEDLED

Standard Features

Gear Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatortickcrosstick
Low Battery Indicatortickticktick
Pillion Seattickcrosstick
Pillion Grabrailtickticktick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigital-Digital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
220mm Of Ground Clearancetick--
Comes with An Optimized Handlebartick--
Comprehensive Instrument Clustertick--
Dual Channel ABStick--
External Cooling System For The Crankcase Oiltick--
Silencer Increases Water Wading Abilitytick--
"Diamond" Tank-cross-
"Twin Pulse" Firing Order-cross-
Auto Tyre Calibration-cross-
Bosch EVO ABS Cornering-cross-
Ducati Power Launch (DPL)-cross-
Full LED Lighting with Daytime Running Light (DRL)-cross-
Innovative "Front Frame"-cross-
Sleek Tail Guard-cross-
TFT Colour Instrument Console-cross-
ABS and Switchable Traction Control--cross
Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) Ready--cross
Ducati Safety Pack--cross
Full Led Headlamp--cross
Riding Modes--cross
Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)--cross

Additonal Features

Himalayan Comes with 15-Liter Fuel Tanktick--

Key Features

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