KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

KTM 390 Duke Price starts at Rs. 2.96 Lakh which is Rs. 7,415 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 priced at Rs. 2.88 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, KTM 390 Duke is powered by 373.2 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. KTM 390 Duke is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 7 colours. The Comparison KTM 390 Duke vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

KTM Duke 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Basic Info 390 Duke BS6Interceptor 650 Canyon Red
425 reviews
185 reviews
Brand Name KTM Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.96 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.88 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Max Power 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
390 Duke 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. 25,947 390 Duke Insurance Rs. 21,960 Interceptor 650 Insurance

Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC
Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Engine Displacement
373.2 cc
648 cc
Max Power
43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Max Torque
37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Emission Type
89 mm
78 mm
60 mm
67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Contactless, Controlled, Fully Electronic Ignition System With Digital Ignition Timing Adjustment
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)

Dry Weight
163 kg
Seat height
830 mm
804 mm
2122*789*1165 mm3
1357 mm
1400 mm
2122 mm
Ground Clearance
185 mm
174 mm
789 mm
Fuel Capacity
13.5 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
202 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
320 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
240 mm

Additional Features
Full Control Over Incoming Calls and An Audio Player
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

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

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

KTM 390 Duke

  • Electric acceleration
  • Sharp handling
  • Rich features list

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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

KTM 390 Duke

  • Suspension can feel stiff at times
  • Looks may not be to everyone’s liking

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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390 Duke and Interceptor 650 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. I am confused between Duke 390 and Interceptor 650, which one should I go for?
  • Main thing to consider is why are you buying a bike ? If you are planning for long rides and few track's you can go for duke 39O . It's a bit harsh on city riding but when ever you tap gear up it's a whole new level of fun . If you are person you wants a strong mid range power in long rides you can go for RE.incptr . If you are buying mainly for city commute then go for RE. Duke si a monster city bumber to bumper traffic naah it's bit hard for it . For 390 you have to unleash it on highways ;-)
  • Depends on your requirements. The Interceptor is a nice cruiser with plenty of power to play with. It's also extremely refined which is unlike any other RE. Although, I'd suggest you get the optional accessory seat installed which has better cushioning. Go for the Duke if you love getting your knee down. It's razor sharp handling and power from the motor will keep you on your toes, always.
  • Duke has all compact package with Quick shifter in BS6 and powered vehicle but this both r so crazy if you need to upgrade to high CC you can go to Interceptor 650 and even I want to this both has good capacity of touring vehicle. But my suggestion is if you r a beginner like after 200cc you go for 390 as well you can go a 650 but I suggest you Duke 390 is best...
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Q. Which is better, Royal Enfield Interceptor or Duke 390?
  • Hands down Duke 390.Interceptor is 650cc and you are barely able to let loose the throttle to understand the bike completely. RE doesn't have initial pick up but once it hits the mid range then it really goes like a bullet, but only when you are on a highway. For city and highway D390 is the perfect bike.
  • This is an apple and orange comparison.First decide what kind of a rider are you ?Are you someone who loves to cruise on the highway feeling the cool breeze, ride into the sunset ?Or do you just love to redline the engine like a maniac and scrape those knee pads demolishing some corners ?
  • I think if you need performance faster bike then go for Duke 390 its most powerfull bike in 400cc bike segment.But if you are a tourer then go for Enfield i think this is best bike for touring. But the duke 390 is also okay for the traveler.
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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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390 Duke Vs Interceptor 650 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper 390 Duke vs Interceptor 650?

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is cheaper than KTM 390 Duke by Rs. 7,415.

Which bike offers better performance 390 Duke vs Interceptor 650?

For the BS6 version, 373.2 cc Petrol engine of 390 Duke produces 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm of power and 37 Nm @ 7000 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

User Reviews of Comparison

  • KTM 390 Duke
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • First of all let me start with how smooth the bs6 390 engine is. It's super smooth compared to bs4 and an absolute heaven when compared to bs3. The underbelly exhaust took care of the heating problem pretty well. It's only your left foot that will get somewhat toasty that too in heavy traffic and your not moving. And with quickshifter I believe there's a common problem with the throttle regulator, to be frank it doesn't work that good🤦. Mileage shouldn't be your criteria if you are planning for 390, for me it gives about 26 to 28 on highway and 22ish in the city. The new colour scheme is a killer grey and black and white is good too.

    Predator Achal few weeks ago
  • Ktm duke 390 is the best bike in the given amount.As its good for city commutes, Its good for touring, Its good when the performance is demanded, And when it comes to looks it still the best.And the safety feature and technology used is so advanced for the price band they are offered in.So its the best bike in 3 lakh rupees.

    Piston Heaters few weeks ago
  • Duke 390 my dream bike et's a nice bike i am very excitement i also wanted this bike you delivery d me am very happy my barthday party give you super amazing bike this bike is also bs 6 bike i want very happy i'm no wards because ktm is always parminent bike i am very lucky my dream bike is caming

    Eppa Sai few weeks ago
  • I love this bike for what kind and performance it provides for a price and with blend of comfort which is enough for me I enjoy that quick responsive engine which makes me feel alive and I just enjoy everytime I ride because it does what I think in no time

    Abhit Sankhe few weeks ago
  • Everything feels good when you know how to handle and maintain your bike. Ktm has given a very good structure and ergonomics to the bike and the ride quality is really great!!!Can be stated as a great mid range naked sport bike

    SH few weeks ago
Duke 390 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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