KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.64 Lakh which is Rs. 11,735 costlier than base model of KTM RC 390 priced at Rs. 2.53 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, KTM RC 390 is powered by 373.3 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. KTM RC 390 is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 6 colours. 67% users have chosen Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 over KTM RC 390 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Comparison

Key Highlights RC 390 Interceptor 650
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.53 Lakh Rs. 2.64 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 373.3 cc 648 cc
Power 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm

KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Specs RC 390 BS6Interceptor 650 Mark Three
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.53 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 2.64 LakhView On Road Price
(388 Ratings)
(230 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.3 cc 648 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
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. 21,599RC 390 Insurance Rs. 17,863Interceptor 650 Insurance

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 Valve, Liquid Cooled, FI, DOHC 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 373.3 cc 648 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 36 Nm @ 7000 rpm 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 89 mm 78 mm
Stroke 60 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 14.5:1 9.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6 Speed 6-Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc

Suspension-Front WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm Front Fork
Chassis Steel Trellis Frame Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear WP-Monoshock Twin Coil-Over Shocks

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 Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Spoke

Dry Weight 166.8 kg ...
Length*Width*Height 2145*760*830 2122*789*1165
Wheelbase(mm) 1340 mm 1400 mm
Length 2145 mm 2122 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 178.5 mm 174 mm
Height 830 mm 1165 mm
Seat Height 820 mm 804 mm
Width 760 mm 789 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 9.5 L 13.7 L
Kerb Weight ... 202 kg
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 230 mm 240 mm

Pilot Lamps ...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp LED Bulb

ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Sports Bikes Cafe Racer Bikes
Body Graphics ...
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Split Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Handle Type Clip On ...
Tachometer ... Digital
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Distance to Empty ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat ...
Low Oil Indicator ...
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights ...
Cooling System Liquid Cooled ...
Console Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Digital Analogue

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    Recently Asked User Questions

    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. Which is the Best between Interceptor and Continental GT?
    • Engine is same in both the bike but sitting posture is totally different in interceptor you will get straight posture as it's suitable for city and hiway rides but in GT you will get little bit lean posture as it's cafe racer look in my opinion it's not comfortable for long rides...Hope you are quite satisfied with the answer if yes then please hit the like button
    • If you want long term bike then interceptor is good but if you need a short term bike then gt is the best option
    • Can I put gt tank to an interceptor..coz gt tank looks good..
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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 can vouch for the comfort that Himalayan has to offer since I have taken it to places where most other bikes would just give up. Even on tarmac the soft sprung suspension of the Himalayan is much more comfortable than the Interceptor. However, the thrill that you experience riding the Interceptor is a whole new experience . Take a test ride of both & decide for yourself . Or just wait for a few months as RE should be launching the Himalayan 650 by the end of this year & that would surely be one hell of a machine.
    • I have Interceptor, when I Test Drove Himalayan, I felt has a better riding posture & comfort, seats are best. Interceptor is for those who love the mean machines for sheer power & pickup above 90Kmph, you will get a great tremendous performance. Interceptor is a highway performer and on some rough roads. I believe Himalayan is a great package as all rounder for that price. Latest BS-4 is of great build quality. If you want a best comfort in a bike and not looking for more speed greater than 90 Kmph smoothly, then Himalayan is great. Interceptor is a blend of power & performance and a heavy weight sports champion. My suggestion is for your height, stature and your body build, you need to take a sincere unbiased test drive of both of these on a longer ride, forget the others reviews on the internet when you do a test drive and buy which suits you well, keeping in mind what exactly you want. That will give you peace of mind.
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