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KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Comparison

KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.86 lakh which is Rs. 41,937 costlier than KTM RC 390 priced at Rs. 2.44 lakh. The claimed mileage for the KTM RC 390 is 25 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 15 kmpl. In technical specifications, KTM RC 390 is powered by 373.2 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. KTM RC 390 is available in 2 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 1 colours. 67% users have chosen Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 over KTM RC 390 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

RC 390 vs Interceptor 650 Specs Overview

Specs/Features RC 390 BS6Interceptor 650 STD
Price Rs. 2.48 lakh Rs. 2.86 lakh
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
0-60 kmph (sec) ... 2.87s
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
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 bs4
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
0-60 kmph (sec) ... 2.87s
Quarter Mile ... 14.98 @ 142.69 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) ... 16.49m
Braking (80-0 kmph) ... 29.80m
Braking (100-0 kmph) ... 47.21m
Mileage (City) ... 15 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) ... 18 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) ... 6.54s
Braking 60-0 km/h ... 16.49m
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
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) ... 32 psi
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
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 ...
Clock
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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Q. Which is better KTM RC 390 or KTM 390 Duke
  • There is no doubt in this tht KTM is highly reputed company but I want to share my experience, I have ktm rc390 and have done hardly 29000 km on it. You can check me service records, all services are before time.. but my bike has started leaving black smoke. It has just done 29000km and leaving black smoke. It's engine oil level decrease drastically.I have give my bike in ktm service station, total cost is above 50000 Rs. That too it l take month to get repaired. Once u have purchased this bike, there is no good support from KTM. Every one is just looting money from you. You can just imagine the quality of engine which starts burning engine oil just after 29000 km.
  • My bike is ktm rc 390 ...Why i choosed this model because first of all i think rc is looking more musculr than duke ...if we look at its specifications both rc and duke having the same except its handling and ride postureBefore rc i had r15/pulsar 220 both are more or less same on its riding posture and handlingIf we look at duke its a staright sitting naked bike And i test drived once at that time i felt its little hard to ride in traffic means to do very tricky to make a fast manoeuvre rest in highways it gives a good rodong posture with no back pain or shoulder painThen also why i choose rc my mainly because of its handling and look
  • Both are powerful performance bikes...they are made to do drift or race..drift bi Duke 390 with supetmoto mode in which you can unlock rear abs for drifting lowers..can be used for short commute not touring..Rc 390 is a proper race track beast for leaning in the track..ultimate midrange..handling...which one is better? buy according to your needs...but Duke does all what rc does and more with supetmoto mode...
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Q. Which is best KTM RC390 or Kawasaki Ninja 300
  • Writing my thoughts assuming you are going to use the bike in city and daily commute.Yamaha R3....Most Reliable, Fuel Efficient, Comfortable, can be used for city commute as well as for touring and has a very linear power delivery. It is little costly than the KTM RC but cheaper than the Ninja. But you can use it as long as you want it in your garage and will give you a better resale price as well. For Ninja, it is not at all reliable, and comes with a lot of maintainence cost - ride it or don't ride! Also its not a VFM machine. It is comfortable and little fuel efficient, but lacks service convenience as compared to Yamaha.For KTM RC, not at all comfortable, it is way too track focused and I assume you don't live on tracks here in India. Not at all a reliable machine and will stay good for a couple of years (can't ignore it's manufactured by Bajaj) and will show its ageing after that with service costs and sudden breakdowns. It is the cheapest sport bike out there in that range, but is certainly not the most ideal chose to make.
  • Rc390 is fun bike for short rides. But it heats a lot in busy traffic. I do agree with you about service and spare parts of ktm bikes. But if you live in capital cities like the Delhi, lucknow, Mumbai, pune etc then you don't have to worry about ninja bikes too. Ninja will always last longer than ktm. And you will get mob attention too while riding. Ninja is always a premium bike. Enjoy this, it requires handling with care! Also, you would love to see ninja 300 beating Rc390 in terms of top speed
  • Both have their pros and cons...refinement is flawless in Ninja and there are no vibrations as it's a parallel twin setup. RC has a very aggressive seating where as Ninja is very comfortable...In terms of after sales service and spare parts, KTM scores as Kawasaki service is very expensive
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Q. I am confused in buying Interceptor or Jawa, help me out.
  • 1. --- 24 years ago i have driven old jawa for thousands of KM . It will thrill me every time i touch the handle bar & pump it to alive the engine. The exhaust thump & interval between the next thump cant say in words. Flick & Kick is a wonderful experience . I used to get mileage around 30 kmpl to 35 kmpl. 2.--- Now to coming new jawa . I went test ride new jawa with imaginations & drove more than 210 km i got mileage of 18 kmpl. Engine is powerful till 110 km/hr then it straining to climb speed with vibrations & becomes too noisy .The exhaust sound is like hero splendor bike. There are lots welding visually seen around new jawa . They recreated visibly old jawa . Visually good bike. I didn't get moved or ringed & impressed while riding. 3.-- I owned old bullet 1996 model i used it as a bicycle go everywhere with it. 4.-- Initially when i test drove RE Classic 350 UCE i was upset with engine thump & Rhythm. But the driving experience impressed gave the same pleasure simply same as my old bullet. So i was convinced and purchased a RE Classic 350 UCE engine model and riding till date. 5.-- In addition to it i have purchased interceptor 650 without test driving it . Because the test ride bike & My allotted bike came in same lot went for registration same date . I would say the powerful bike i never owned & Ever manufactured by Royal enfield. my choice was good. I getting mileage around 22 kmpl to 27 kmpl depending upon speed i go.So that's how the new jawa didn't impress me. I never need a bike for visual pleasure.
  • New jawa .I went test ride new jawa with imaginations & drove more than 210 km i got mileage of 18 kmpl. Engine is powerful till 110 km/hr then it straining to climb speed with vibrations & becomes too noisy .The exhaust sound is like hero splendor bike. There are lots welding visually seen around new jawa . They recreated visibly old jawa . Visually good bike. I didn't get moved or ringed & impressed while riding. interceptor 650 i have purchased interceptor 650 without test driving it . Because the test ride bike & My allotted bike came in same lot went for registration same date . I would say the powerful bike i never owned & Ever manufactured by Royal enfield. my choice was good. I getting mileage around 22 kmpl to 27 kmpl depending upon speed i go.So that's how the new jawa didn't impress me. I never need a bike for visual pleasure.
  • If you can afford a budget of 3L, then go for Interceptor 650...miles ahead then the Jawa..plus it is a 650 CC parallel twin, you will enjoy the level of refinement this engine offers with almost zero vibrations. Compared to jawa, this motorcycle is extremely stable in its mid range. Only when u redline it, you can feel a bit of vibes in the foot pegs, but the vibrations are nothing compared to the other REs and not something that will bother you in high speed
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