Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Kawasaki Ninja 300 Price starts at Rs. 3.43 Lakh which is Rs. 40,000 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 priced at Rs. 3.03 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kawasaki Ninja 300 is 30 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 25 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kawasaki Ninja 300 is powered by 296 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 647.95 cc engine. Kawasaki Ninja 300 is available in 3 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 7 colours. The Comparison Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Ninja 300 vs Interceptor 650

Key Highlights Ninja 300 ABSInterceptor 650 Canyon Red
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Max Power 39 PS @ 11000 rpm 47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm

Ninja 300 vs Interceptor 650 Key Highlights

Basic Info Ninja 300 ABSInterceptor 650 Canyon Red
388 reviews
339 reviews
Brand Name Kawasaki Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 3.43 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 3.03 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Max Power 39 PS @ 11000 rpm 47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ninja 300 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 Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital ...
Insurance Rs. 14,458 Ninja 300 Insurance Rs. 22,593 Interceptor 650 Insurance
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Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Engine Displacement
296 cc
647.95 cc
Max Power
39 PS @ 11000 rpm
47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Max Torque
26.1 Nm @ 10000 rpm
52.3 Nm @ 5150 rpm
Emission Type
62 mm
78 mm
49 mm
67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Digital spark ignition
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Mileage (Overall)
30 kmpl
25 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-110/70-17 Rear :-140/70-17
Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-R18
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
780 mm
2015*715*1110 mm3
2119*835*1067 mm3
1405 mm
1398 mm
2015 mm
2119 mm
Ground Clearance
140 mm
174 mm
1110 mm
1067 mm
715 mm
835 mm
Fuel Capacity
17 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
179 Kg
218 Kg
Total Weight
400 kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
290 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
220 mm
240 mm

Additional Features
Heat Management Technology, Caliper Front and Rear - Dual piston, Rake - 27°, Trail - 93 mm, Fuel Type / Minimum Octane Rating - Unleaded petrol/RON91, Hard Alumite Coating Piston, Dual Throttle Valves
Paper element, Forced lubrication, Wet sump with pump driven oil delivery
USB charging port
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Trip Meter
24 degrees
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Kawasaki Ninja 300

  • Well priced compared to other twins
  • Creamy smooth engine

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Most affordable 650cc bike in India
  • Linear yet exciting power delivery
  • Extremely refined engine.

Kawasaki Ninja 300

  • Could use more power and torque
  • Feels quite barren in terms of features

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Lacks features
  • Uncomfortable for pillion riders
  • Rear suspension is a little too soft.
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Ninja 300 and Interceptor 650 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is better Ninja 300 or RE Interceptor 650 if we are suffering from lower back pain?
  • The RE Interceptor 650 will be more comfortable for a person who is dealing with a backache. Moreover, we'd recommend taking a test ride of the bike for a better insight into the performance, comfort, and compatibility. Follow the link for dealership details - Bike Showrooms.
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Q. Confused about which bike to buy, one side Ninja and other side Interceptor both are the leading company's. Ninja have 17 litre tank capacity and lighter and Interceptor have only 12.9 litre tank capacity and bit hard clutch and some issue in suspension bit heavy handling.
  • Small correction: to my knowledge, the fuel capacity on the Interceptor 650 is 13.7 litres.
  • RE is a relaxed machine and Ninja on the other hand is sporty and fun to drive. The service cost for Kawasaki will k**l u for sure...
  • Technology is best , KWASAKI is a brand name. In long run ninja will always amass its competitors.
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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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Ninja 300 Vs Interceptor 650 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Ninja 300 vs Interceptor 650?

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is cheaper than Kawasaki Ninja 300 by Rs. 40,000.

Which bike offers better performance Ninja 300 vs Interceptor 650?

For the ABS version, 296 cc Petrol engine of Ninja 300 produces 39 PS @ 11000 rpm of power and 26.1 Nm @ 10000 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Canyon Red version, 647.95 cc Petrol engine of Interceptor 650 produces 47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm of power and 52.3 Nm @ 5150 rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Kawasaki Ninja 300
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • I loved this bike it has awesome average in this price range not only average is some everything from handling to break system speed proper management of everything. value for money I am going to buy this bike as soon as possible.

    Ankit Ankit few weeks ago
  • Abs tops. Total riding pleasure. Great speeds. Excellent pick up. Beautiful looks. What a performance. Great buy. No comparisons, no choices, it is outrightly a winner, the best. Simply in love with it. Go for it with closed eyes.

    Shakti Mehta few weeks ago
  • Kawasaki ninja 300 very good condition bro . not a single strach . insurance running.new tyres . cal 70199 six 3 eght to 5

    Syed Tabrez few weeks ago
  • Mujhe yeh bike bhut pasand h so sweet and spicy and i love you so much kawasaki bike hai speed bike i love kawasaki bike

    Sadam Khan few weeks ago
  • All good but add usd forks in upcoming ninja 300.Also if all digital instrument cluster will be super for this bike.

    Rahul Raj few weeks ago
Ninja 300 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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