Kawasaki Z650RS vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Kawasaki Z650RS Price starts at Rs. 6.99 Lakh which is Rs. 3.96 Lakh costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 priced at Rs. 3.03 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kawasaki Z650RS is 23 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 25 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kawasaki Z650RS is powered by 649 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 647.95 cc engine. Kawasaki Z650RS is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 7 colours. The Comparison Kawasaki Z650RS vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Kawasaki Z650RS vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Key Highlights Kawasaki Z650RS STDRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650 Cali Green
Engine Type 4st, 2-cyl, DOHC, 4val, Liquid-cooled Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Max Power 68 PS @ 8000 rpm 47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm

Kawasaki Z650RS vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Key Highlights

Basic Info Kawasaki Z650RS STDRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650 Cali Green
Rating
10 reviews
388 reviews
Brand Name Kawasaki Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 6.99 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 3.03 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type 4st, 2-cyl, DOHC, 4val, Liquid-cooled Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Max Power 68 PS @ 8000 rpm 47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Kawasaki Z650RS Colors
Royal Enfield 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) Spoke Alloy
ABS ... Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue ...
EMI
Rs. 19,138 @ 6% (36 months)
Rs. 8,296 @ 6% (36 months)
Insurance Rs. 28,808 Z650RS Insurance Rs. 21,418 Interceptor 650 Insurance
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Engine Type
4st, 2-cyl, DOHC, 4val, Liquid-cooled
Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Engine Displacement
649 cc
647.95 cc
Max Power
68 PS @ 8000 rpm
47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Max Torque
64 Nm @ 6700 rpm
52.3 Nm @ 5150 rpm
Emission Type
bs6-2.0
bs6-2.0
Bore
83 mm
78 mm
Stroke
60 mm
67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
2
2
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
4
...
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
B&C (TCBI, B. P&EL. ADV.)
Digital spark ignition
Compression Ratio
10.8
9.5:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Mileage (Overall)
23 kmpl
25 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-120/70ZR17, Rear :-160/60ZR17 - 18
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
Tubeless
Tubeless
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Spoke
Alloy

Seat height
800 mm
...
Length*Width*Height
2065*800*1115 mm3
2119*835*1067 mm3
Wheelbase
1405 mm
1398 mm
Length
2065 mm
2119 mm
Ground Clearance
125 mm
174 mm
Height
1115 mm
1067 mm
Width
800 mm
835 mm
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
192 Kg
218 Kg
Total Weight
...
400 kg
Tail Light
LED
Bulb
Front Brake Diameter
272 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
186 mm
240 mm

Additional Features
Lubrication - Forced lubrication semi-dry sump, Rake - 24 Degree, Trail - 100 mm
Paper element, Forced lubrication, Wet sump with pump driven oil delivery
USB charging port
...
Turn Signal Lamp
LED
Bulb

ABS
...
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cafe Racer Bikes
Cruiser Bikes
Starting
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Single
Split
Speedometer
Analogue
...
Tachometer
Analogue
...
Trip Meter
Digital
...
Gradeability
...
24 degrees
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Passenger Footrest
...
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air Cooled
Odometer
Digital
...

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Lacks features
  • Uncomfortable for pillion riders
  • Rear suspension is a little too soft.
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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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Kawasaki Z650RS Vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Kawasaki Z650RS vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is cheaper than Kawasaki Z650RS by Rs. 3.96 Lakh.

Which bike offers better performance Kawasaki Z650RS vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650?

For the STD version, 649 cc Petrol engine of Z650RS produces 68 PS @ 8000 rpm of power and 64 Nm @ 6700 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Cali Green 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 Z650RS
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • Z650RS
    Best Bike 

    This bike is awesome in design and performance, connecting with your soul. It's finely engineered for easy and joyful rides, whether in the city or on the highway. The high-quality switchgear adds to the overall rider delight.

    0
    SanjayGokani (Verified User) 6 months ago
  • Z650RS
    5.0
    Iteration 1have 

    Iteration 1 have just bought this bike, Have to ride this bike at max 60 kmph till the first service which shall be after 1000 kms.The low end torque is beautiful, Down shifting ain't necessary much.The clutch is very soft, The gear shifting is smooth.Its very tempting to rev as it's very easy to go from 20 to 100 on the second gear especially during traffic signals but i am avoiding such temptations for now.The ground clearance can be an issue in places with irregular speed bumps, Which is not the case in vashi but koparkhairne the node next to vashi has some of those speed breakers.So you can assume the problems it will have all over india since vashi and koparkhairne are the better places with respect to the regular height speed heights.

    1
    Julio (Verified User) 10 months ago
  • Z650RS
    5.0
    Assist clutch 

    New Kawasaki Z650RS has finally made its debut in India. Z650rs is available with a powerful 68ps, 649cc twin-cylinder engine. The Japanese brand is also offering a slip and assist clutch to make the shifts easier. This is available with two colour schemes and modern features. The motorcycle rides on split-style alloy wheels that are wrapped in tubeless tyres. It can be a perfect ride for you.

    0
    Mayank (Verified User) 2 years ago
  • Z650RS
    5.0
    Perfect grip 

    New Kawasaki Z650RS is managed by dual 300mm discs (front), and a single 220mm disc at the back assisted by Abs. In terms of dimensions, It remains 2065mm in length, 800mm (width) and 1155mm when we talk about the overall height. For a perfect grip, Kawasaki Z650RS comes with 17-inch wheels that are wrapped with 120/70 rubber (front), and 160/60 at the back.

    0
    Mohd (Verified User) 2 years ago
  • Z650RS
    5.0
    Price point 

    Kawasaki z650rs has been launched in india at rs 6.65 lakh, Ex-showroom delhi.At this price point, It is rs 41, 000 more expensive than the kawasaki z650 naked streetfighter.But it looks damn good.It is a very good-looking retro motorcycle that sports old-school charm along with modern cues.It gets a classic peanut-shaped slim fuel tank with a long single-piece seat.

    0
    Ayank (Verified User) 2 years ago
  • Z650RS
    5.0
    Starting price 

    The new Kawasaki Z650RS has been launched in India at a starting price of 6.65 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. Kawasaki recently unveiled the all-new Kawasaki Z650RS in its full glory for the international markets. Now, Within weeks of its official global debut. This retro classic motorcycle has arrived at the Indian shores too. It will rival the likes of triumph trident 660, Royal Enfield interceptor 650, and Honda CB650R, etc.

    0
    Mahesh (Verified User) 2 years ago
  • Z650RS
    5.0
    Classic peanut 

    Kawasaki z650rs gets a classic peanut-shaped slim fuel tank with a long single-piece seat. In addition, the motorcycle also gets golden multi-spoke alloys that look like spoke wheels, and a twin-pod instrument cluster to further complement. It's the retro charm. Powering the new z650rs is the same bs6 compliant 649cc. The liquid-cooled, four-stroke, parallel-twin engine also powers the z650 and the Ninja 650.

    0
    Hemant (Verified User) 2 years ago
  • Z650RS User Reviews
  • Interceptor 650
    I had Good Riding Experience 

    I had good riding experience with interceptor and seat with comfortable handle is good and this will get with 650 cc

    0
    Pradeep (Top ZW Voice) 2 days ago
  • Interceptor 650
    Riding High on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 

    I have been cruising the roads on my Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 for a good few months now and it has been a thrilling journey! With a robust 648cc parallel twin engine, it effortlessly delivers about 47 horsepower and 52 Nm of torque makes every ride smooth and powerful. The 6 speed gearbox with its slip assist clutch allows for seamless gear transitions, enhancing the ride experience.What really stands out is its retro charm combined with modern performance. The dual cradle frame design is not only sturdy but also ensures stable handling at high speeds.

    0
    Anonymous 1 week ago
  • Interceptor 650
    Riding High on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 

    I have been cruising the roads on my Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 for a good few months now and it has been a thrilling journey! With a robust 648cc parallel twin engine, it effortlessly delivers about 47 horsepower and 52 Nm of torque makes every ride smooth and powerful. The 6 speed gearbox with its slip assist clutch allows for seamless gear transitions, enhancing the ride experience.What really stands out is its retro charm combined with modern performance. The dual cradle frame design is not only sturdy but also ensures stable handling at high speeds.

    0
    Anonymous 1 week ago
  • Interceptor 650
    4.6
    I really like to ride this 

    I really like to ride this beast machine.It’s like dream come true.Re is offering such a machine at such price range.Really appreciable.This bike not only is used for day to day ride but we even can use it for touring, Racing but with all protective gear.Whatever the quality of roads may be this beast will not bother.Thanks to it’s suspension.It’s breaking efficiency is like, In any speed this beast remain in your control thanks to abs.My dream bike.My love.One day i must bye this machine.Thanks re for this beast.

    0
    Angry (Verified User) 2 weeks ago
  • Interceptor 650
    follows you at your pace 

    The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a bike that combines classic design with modern performance, making it a great choice for riders who enjoy a stylish machine for cruising, relaxed riding, and occasional twistier roads. Talking about the safety it provides disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels provide strong stopping power. It offers a neutral, upright riding posture that is comfortable for relaxed cruising and long rides. While its fuel efficiency is low as compared to its competitors

    0
    Anonymous 2 weeks ago
  • Interceptor 650
    Long journeys 

    "after owning the gt 650 for some time now, I can confidently say it's an exhilarating experience.Its sleek design is matched by its impressive performance on the road.The handling is precise, Making every twist and turn a joy to navigate.The power delivery from the engine is smooth and consistent, Providing ample acceleration when needed.Whether cruising on the highway or carving through mountain roads, The gt 650 delivers an unforgettable ride.Additionally, Its reliability and build quality ensure peace of mind for long journeys.Overall, The gt 650 exceeds expectations and offers an exceptional riding experience for enthusiasts seeking both style and performance.".

    0
    Hanuk (Verified User) 3 weeks ago
  • Interceptor 650 User Reviews

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