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KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.75 Lakh which is Rs. 14,743 costlier than base model of KTM RC 390 priced at Rs. 2.60 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 7 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. 2.60 Lakh Rs. 2.75 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 373.3 cc 648 cc
Power 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
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KTM RC 390 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Basic Info RC 390 BS6Interceptor 650 Canyon Red
Brand KTM Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.60 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.75 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.1
(629 Ratings)
4.2
(455 Ratings)
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
Colors
RC 390 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. 21,296 RC 390 Insurance Rs. 19,252 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
373.3 cc
648 cc
Max Power
43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Max Torque
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

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Mileage (City)
...
25.35 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
...
33.17 kmpl

Suspension-Front
WP-Open Cartridge USD Ø 43 mm
41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
Chassis
Steel Trellis Frame
Tubular steel frame with bolted trussing
Suspension-Rear
WP-Monoshock
Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel

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 mm^3
2122*789*1165 mm^3
Wheelbase
1340 mm
1400 mm
Length
2145 mm
2122 mm
Ground Clearance
178.5 mm
174 mm
Width
760 mm
789 mm
Fuel Capacity
9.5 Liters
13.7 Liters
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
...
Clock
Low Battery Indicator
Stepup Seat
...
Low Oil Indicator
...
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
...
Cooling System
Liquid Cooled
Air & Oil Cooled
Console
Digital
Analogue and Digital
Odometer
Digital
Analogue

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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. If budget is not a constraint, should one buy int 650 or meteor 350? considering i will be using the bike 50% of the time in city and rest 50% on highways.ps: I like the features provided and the body of the meteor 350 but really like the ride quality of int 650.?
  • Apart from the budget, both bikes belong to different segments and have different characteristics. If we talk about Meteor, the thump wrapped up in a refined, easy to ride, confident and practical package sounds just right. The lack of oil leaks or missing parts over our 800km stint makes the package more joyous. The healthy fuel efficiency, 10,000km oil-change intervals and 5000km/6 month service inspections make it more endearing. So, this Royal Enfield fulfills the promise made by the Thunderbird many years ago. However, the Meteor doesn’t make a bigger and bolder promise of its own by way of plush ride quality, a greater sense of richness or, crucially, better cruising ability. On the other hand, if we talk about Interceptor 650, with this pricing, Royal Enfield has delivered an exceptional value-for-money product like none other. Small issues, like no clear lens for the headlight or wide exhaust layout, or the narrow and soft seat, can be overlooked or fine-tuned. This is virtually half the price of the Harley Street 750 and it sits precariously close to the KTM 390 Duke, the Austrian being just four grand cheaper. Hence, with this pricing strategy, Royal Enfield is giving you a class product that seems to be built more solidly than anything it has ever produced. It is not as premium or modern in many aspects, but this motorcycle has brought back the joys of simple motorcycling - just what Royal Enfield set out to achieve. You may compare both the bikes accordingly. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
  • Int 650 will better. all the features of meteor will be available as options in the mean time.
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