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Jawa vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.88 Lakh which is Rs. 1.08 Lakh costlier than base model of Jawa priced at Rs. 1.80 Lakh. In technical specifications, Jawa is powered by 293 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. Jawa is available in 3 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 7 colours. The Comparison Jawa vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Jawa vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Basic Info Jawa Single Channel - BlackInterceptor 650 Canyon Red
Rating
187 reviews
206 reviews
Brand Name Jawa Motorcycles Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.80 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.88 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Max Power 27.33 PS 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Jawa Colors
Interceptor 650 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Disc
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Insurance Rs. 11,723 Jawa Insurance Rs. 21,877 Interceptor 650 Insurance

Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Engine Displacement
293 cc
648 cc
Max Power
27.33 PS
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Max Torque
27.02 Nm
52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Bore
76 mm
78 mm
Stroke
65 mm
67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
1
2
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
...
Digital spark ignition - TCI
Compression Ratio
11:1
9.5:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Disc

Braking (60-0 kmph)
...
17.66m
Braking (80-0 kmph)
...
30.71m
Braking (100-0 kmph)
...
47.44m
Mileage (City)
...
31.95 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
...
34.64 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-18 Rear :-120/80-17
Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type
Tube
Tubeless
Radial Tyre
...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Spoke
Spoke

Seat height
765 mm
804 mm
Length*Width*Height
...
2122*789*1165 mm3
Wheelbase
1369 mm
1400 mm
Length
...
2122 mm
Ground Clearance
...
174 mm
Width
...
789 mm
Fuel Capacity
14 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
172 Kg
202 Kg
Tail Light
Bulb
LED
Front Brake Diameter
280 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
240 mm

Additional Features
Twin Exhaust
...
Charging at Home
...
Battery Capacity
...
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
...
LED tail lights
...
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb

ABS
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cafe Racer Bikes
Starting
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Single
Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Tachometer
...
Digital
Trip Meter
...
Digital
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
...
Low Battery Indicator
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air & Oil Cooled
Odometer
Digital
Analogue

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Jawa

  • Extremely attractive appearance
  • Strong engine
  • Handles well and brakes feel sharp

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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

Jawa

  • The engine is vibey and sounds harsh
  • Poor pillion comfort
  • Speedometer is unreadable on the move

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Not the most feature packed
  • Uncomfortable pillion ergonomics
  • Rear suspension is set up a bit too soft.
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Jawa and Interceptor 650 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. We want to choose between Interceptor and Himalayan, which is better. Have issue of back pain.
  • I own both the Himalayan and the Interceptor and I can definitely say with authority that with the himalayan you wont have a back pain. Ride is more comfortable due to the seating posture and the seat itself. Same goes for the pillion rider as well. What you will get is a solid freaking headache considering the Himalayan has so many other issues that you get fed up spending most of your time in RE service centers. I own a BS3 model. So I hope the later models have these issues sorted. Interceptor on the hand was built for a different purpose and tall riders (5 foot 9 and above) will have problems with their back. This is because of the seating posture. But there are work arounds to this. its a great bike and is open to customization unlike the Himalayan.
  • I have slipped disc and tail bone/sciatic pains .. you know how bad it can get. But I can tell you, on a normal day the Interceptor has never caused any issues or never till date have I had any issues because of the seating position on the Interceptor. I can't speak for Himalayan, I am sure it's meant for touring and expect that to be equally comfortable or more. With Interceptor, you cant go wrong that much I could tell trust me.
  • The Interceptor 650 will marginally have a better seating posture than the Himalayan and hence should give less back pain.But eventually it depends on whether you will utilise the motorcycle for city rides for which Interceptor is best or for off roading for which Himalayan is best.Hope this helps! Happy riding!
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Q. I am confused between Interceptor and Himalayan? mostly I am a city rider and yearly twice touring, which is suitable for me?
  • Having owned both of them I'd say that for touring the Himalayan makes sense. My only problem with the Himalayan was its lack of power or feeling that it do with some more power. I know that a lot of folks are waiting for a 650 Himalayan.Having said that a lot depends on you and your requirements. Interceptor is great as a daily commuter. You'll most probably have to tweak the handlebar and seat to get the desired riding position. Himalayan seat is excellent. Panniers etc again Himalayan. In case of the Interceptor you'll have to get suitable panniers and stays etc. Both are good and different categories so in the e d it's your call.
  • Himalayan is a all rounder Off road & Highways it performs well. Suspension set is too good say no to back pain. Interceptor is very good in highways it is the best performer & Powerful bike in royal enfield fleet. It cant off road like himalayan . Suspensiongood so no back pain issue. Because interceptor is not too comfortable in city riding. Plus their are many sensitive quality issues in ongoing models of interceptor. Like problem in T- Stem noise & Strut , Wheel wobble , Which RE might address soon. My choice is himalayan .
  • For city, Electra or Bullet 500 with ABS is best, Himalayan for touring, Interceptor is for fun as a heavy weight champion. Suggest you an unbiased test drive forgetting our reviews for a while and then decide.
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Q. I booked Interceptor 650 BS6 recently. I am 5feet 11 inches is it suitable for me, I got tempted with 4 reasons, no vibration, every 10k kilometres service, totally iron body and superb race machine with retro attire. Suggest me I have to go for it any other options in that price bracket?
  • You have a perfect height to handle INT 650. Then mileage around 27 KMPL & 210 Kg weight should not bother you. Plus front suspension & Rear ABS area below average. The best part is powerful engine mounted in a average built quality bike. Look wise great retro look. One thing you will forget all flaws when you ride it. May be in BS 6 all these issue should have been addressed by RE. No bike available in that price bracket. Most important it is not a zero vibration bike. You can feel vibration in side tank , Foot pegs.
  • I am 5'11 too and find the bike very comfortable. In fact shorter riders may have trouble due to the 804mm seat height and the long reach to the handlebars. Besides the footpegs get in the way when you put your feet down so long legs will help a bit in overcoming that too. There is no other bike in this category in this price bracket. The nearest would be a Triumph which costs almost 3 times as much!
  • Don't take bro...recently i hv sold my conti gt 650,,,,engine will roast like you hell in summer season,wrist pain,pelvi pain due to seat thickness is lyk very poor,,,thigh support poor,,,i am having riding experience of 15 year,,,bhai save your money royal ke naam pe idiotic design dete...means lyk riding comfort metror 350 is hv great...
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Jawa Vs Interceptor 650 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Jawa vs Interceptor 650?

The Jawa is cheaper than Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 by Rs. 1.08 Lakh.

Which bike offers better performance Jawa vs Interceptor 650?

For the Single Channel - Black version, 293 cc Petrol engine of Jawa produces 27.33 PS of power and 27.02 Nm 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

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Jawa
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • Many of the reviews are fake, in Jan 2019 bikes are not delivered and how they are criticising so don't fool others in public. Really bike is good in all aspects so don't confuse, go for a test drive and experience and then decide to buy or not.

    Sanjay Ramachandran few weeks ago
  • Very light vehicle you play anywhere it responds quickly hieght issue you can increase suspensions and you can enjoy the loudest sound with 3rd setting silencer very good bike.I rode no issues.

    Prakhar Srivastava few weeks ago
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    Vijay Parmar few weeks ago
  • A trip to Athirapally via Valparai on my Jawa classic. The ride was amazing. The performance is good so far. Check the link below of Jawa bike trip to Athirapally from Bangalore. htt******5Jk

    WE3 few weeks ago
  • worth the investment.. love that retro design on a modern engine..have a sufficient power and top end.. best Highway cruiser with no vibrations

    Vinodh Shankar few weeks ago
Jawa 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
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