Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.88 Lakh which is Rs. 65,267 costlier than base model of Bajaj Dominar 400 priced at Rs. 2.23 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Bajaj Dominar 400 is powered by 373.3 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. Bajaj Dominar 400 is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 7 colours. The Comparison Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Basic Info Dominar 400 STDInterceptor 650 Canyon Red
294 reviews
163 reviews
Brand Name Bajaj Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.23 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.88 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, FI Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Max Power 40 PS @ 8800 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Dominar 400 Colors
Interceptor 650 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Insurance Rs. 22,972 Dominar 400 Insurance Rs. 22,370 Interceptor 650 Insurance

Engine Type
Single cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, Triple Spark, FI
Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Engine Displacement
373.3 cc
648 cc
Max Power
40 PS @ 8800 rpm
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Max Torque
35 Nm @ 6500 rpm
52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Emission Type
78 mm
67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Digital spark ignition - TCI
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
31.95 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
34.64 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-17, Rear :-150/60-17
Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Seat height
804 mm
2156*863*1243 mm3
2122*789*1165 mm3
1453 mm
1400 mm
2156 mm
2122 mm
Ground Clearance
157 mm
174 mm
863 mm
789 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
193 Kg
202 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
320 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
240 mm

Battery Type
Additional Features
Gear Indicator, Trip Indicator, Tall Visor, Hand Guard, Engine Bash Plate, Leg Guard, Carrier + Back Stopper, Navigation Stay, Saddle Stay
USB charging port
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V / 8 Ah
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes, Sports Bikes
Cafe Racer Bikes
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Battery Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air & Oil Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Bajaj Dominar 400

  • Usable and exciting performance; Loaded with touring friendly accessories; Upright riding ergonomics

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Most affordable multi-cylinder bike in India
  • Power delivery is linear and friendly but still exciting
  • Extremely refined.

Bajaj Dominar 400

  • Feels a bit heavy to ride in city traffic; Rear suspension is stiffly sprung

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Not the most feature packed
  • Uncomfortable pillion ergonomics
  • Rear suspension is set up a bit too soft.

Is Bajaj Dominar 400 Better Than Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?

51% users have chosen Bajaj Dominar 400 over Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 2017 users have also rated Bajaj Dominar 400 and Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 on some really important factors like Mileage , performance, comfort, safety etc. and have given their personal opinions about these bikes.
As per the users experiences Bajaj Dominar 400 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for comfort and features in your bike. But Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is better on the grounds of mileage and performance. On the basis of maintenance user have rated both the bikes equally.

Before making your decision you should also consider the unbiased and thorough analysis of these bikes on every aspect by our auto experts who have summarised the analysis in pros, cons and final conclusion..

Ratings Factor Dominar 400 Interceptor 650
Mileage 3.6 3.7
Performance 4.7 4.8
Comfort 4.5 4.2
Maintenance 4.0 4.0
Features 4.6 4.5
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Dominar 400 and Interceptor 650 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Dominar 400 or interceptor 650 or ktm duke 390 which is best for daily practical family usage
  • As per you requirement, you may either opt for the Bajaj Dominar 400 or the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. However, the pricing will be a big deciding factor as the Dominar 400 retails at Rs. 1.99 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the Interceptor 650 is priced in the range of Rs. 2.66 - 2.87 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Interceptor 650 is the most affordable multi-cylinder bike in India. The motor is a gem with loads of torque from the get go and a nice soundtrack accompanying it. Quality and fit and finish levels are quite good and the motorcycle feels built to last. This is easily the best Royal Enfield out there. On the other hand, if youโ€™re looking for the best bang for your buck, nothing eclipses the Dominar 400 in the sub-2 lakh rupee price bracket. Read More:- Eco-friendly Bajaj Dominar 400 Is Here - BS6 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Real World Test - Bajaj Dominar 400 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Q. Can you suggest which bike to buy, I am confused between Dominar 400 and Interceptor 650?
  • Dominor is a plastic bike but interceptor full metal. for ex 5 years back pulsar 220 now not gives same power. same as dominior also. there parts comes loose and theire speed decreases in future automatically. royal bikes not that. u take 40 years back bike. once u ride u will say yes this is royal enfield.finally dominor is a vivo phone.interceptor is a iphone. i think u know vivo and iphone difference like camera display etc like same as dominor and interceptor
  • The money you pay for Interceptor is worth only if you have fallen in love with its unbeatable sexy retro look. Dominar instead gives you cent percent satisfaction for the 200K you pay. I personally have a feeling that RE survive the competition only with its retro looks. Never go for interceptor without testing Dominar 400.๐Ÿ˜Š
  • Both are different Bikes totally, it all depends on your budget. Then you need to chk which all bikes fit in this budget then you choose. I would go for Dominaar 2020 BS6 variant because it's complete overall package..but this is what I think, you can choose 650 if you have the bucks.
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Q. I am planning this bike for touring and moderate highway riding but I am really confused now between the modern Dominar or the Classic Interceptor 650. I am 6ft tall and I am looking for comfortable seat and posture. Just investing 1 lakh more on interceptor is worth it or not is a different approach obviously due to more power and torque but in real world I think they both perform the same except torque delivery.
  • If you are opting for Interceptor better opt for a car but if you opt for dominar you can use it for daily commute as well as for touring and it maintains an upright posture while riding will be perfect for your height
  • Go for 2019 dominar 400 and after that you can install handlebar raisers for perfectly upright position
  • One of my friend who owns interceptor said he is having back pain, when riding long.
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Dominar 400 Vs Interceptor 650 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Dominar 400 vs Interceptor 650?

As per the users experiences Bajaj Dominar 400 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for comfort and features in your bike. But Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is better on the grounds of mileage and performance. On the basis of maintenance user have rated both the bikes equally.

Which bike is cheaper Dominar 400 vs Interceptor 650?

The Bajaj Dominar 400 is cheaper than Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 by Rs. 65,267.

Which bike offers better performance Dominar 400 vs Interceptor 650?

For the STD version, 373.3 cc Petrol engine of Dominar 400 produces 40 PS @ 8800 rpm of power and 35 Nm @ 6500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Canyon Red version, 648 cc Petrol engine of Interceptor 650 produces 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm of power and 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Bajaj Dominar 400 has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Bajaj Dominar 400
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • Value for money. Powerful cruiser and a tourer. I have a 2022 model, and it is so convenient to have all the required accessories in stock. I have completed 1500kms till now on this bike, and I really enjoy riding on this. The price for the power that you get is really economic. I believe in the future also this bike would hold its demand if Bajaj works on its weight, connectivity, vibrations, and power to weight ratio. The lakh rupees gap to go for a KTM adventure is one aspect. The other is the seat height. I am 180cms, and I was tiptoeing on the adventure. Dominar's lower seat height makes me feel planted and more in control.

    Aishwary Srivastava few weeks ago
  • It is my first motorcycle, I have not ridden a motorcycle before in my life, my previous experience is with a small car and a mountain bike. I started three months ago, now I do routes of 40 minutes to an hour, in the city and on the highway, my maximum speed based on my little experience has been 150 km / h maximum, both during the day, night or light rains and storms, at the moment very noble very docile when you control your clutch and throttle well. In short, YES IT IS A GOOD MOTORCYCLE FOR BEGINNERS, it depends on your motivation to develop your skills and ride, in my case I can tell you that the best thing is to hit the road.

    C few weeks ago
  • Dominar 400 ug is great bike from bajaj i use this bike on daily basis as well as on long jurney/ tour.. i love the performance n handling of this bike especially the high speed stability of this bike the crusing speed of this bike around 90 ti 130km. Talkin about mileage i get around 26 to 28 in city & 38 to 42 on highway or long tour..The only thing i dislike of this is center/ main stand since its a sports tourer it must have one... the USD front fork n soft rear suspension offer great comfort n ride quality ๐Ÿ‘Œ the up right sitting position of this bike is great for daily usge as well fr weekends or long rides...

    Satish Khorjuvekar few weeks ago
  • I rate my bike because I am in love with it..even though it weighs 182 kg it handles the twisties sort of nicely..the ride comfort is awesome,the 10led headlight offers best in class illumination..let me tell you one thing,if you want a bike between the high on track duke 390 and the simple bullet 500 the best choice is the dominar.but there are things which are lacking like the gear indicator and stuff.p.s:my bike is bs4 and it's in canyon red

    Hanok Deleep few weeks ago
  • The bajaj dominar i own since 2018 april blue colour one.Perfect for city ride and touring also bit of off-roading.Much comfortable in all road sometimes a bit stiff the front one.If you have the 2020 edition this complain also not there.I use to get descent mileage about 30 to 35 and in city 28 kmpl.Perfect touring bike with the affordable price and a power cruiser.

    Rahul L few weeks ago
Dominar 400 User Reviews
  • I booked intercepter 650 colour is Baker Express and as per dealer they will be able to deliver the bike in Jan 2020 end. whatever information I have gather through YouTube videos ... it's looks with minor change which need to be done after delivery.I am looking for better headlight reason being headlight isn't matching what rest of the bike is offering and I believe Thunderbird headlight would have been awesome additions and seat which is not great as per the bike standards.. so looking for seat changes with better qauilty for sure.

    Baljeet Singh few weeks ago
  • Very Good Bike , The money you pay for the vehicle has value. Ride, Breaking are exceptionaly good. What I don't like is the head light which is not powerful and it should be modified. Also tail lamp they should change it to LED. Royal Enfield should come out with mag wheels for this bike.

    Satish Reddy few weeks ago
  • This is the bike that i'm looking for.Was thinking of going for truimp but was still looking for indian bikes.And at last it has arrived.It's a good bike, Classic looks and good for daily riders.

    Sanen Amer few weeks ago
  • The bike is very comfortable it takes instant pick up and is good for long drive and the main thing I have bought these bike because of it's beautiful look .

    Imtiaz Hussain few weeks ago
  • Best one from RE . The engine is well refined and maintenance level is very less. More than enough for my needs . Its an all rounder and is easy to maintain.

    Pranav J few weeks ago
Interceptor 650 User Reviews

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