Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 3.03 Lakh which is Rs. 1.09 Lakh costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Classic 350 priced at Rs. 1.93 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Royal Enfield Classic 350 is 37.77 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 25 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by 349.34 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 647.95 cc engine. Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in 15 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 7 colours. The Comparison Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Classic 350 vs Interceptor 650

Key Highlights Classic 350 Redditch Series With Single-ChannelInterceptor 650 Cali Green
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine, Spark Ignition, Single Cylinder Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Max Power 20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm 47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm

Classic 350 vs Interceptor 650 Key Highlights

Basic Info Classic 350 Redditch Series With Single-ChannelInterceptor 650 Cali Green
1570 reviews
346 reviews
Brand Name Royal Enfield Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.93 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 3.03 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine, Spark Ignition, Single Cylinder Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Max Power 20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm 47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Classic 350 Colors
Interceptor 650 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Disc
Wheel Size Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue ...
Insurance Rs. 5,502 Classic 350 Insurance Rs. 22,593 Interceptor 650 Insurance
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Engine Type
4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine, Spark Ignition, Single Cylinder
Inline twin cylinder, 4 stroke / SOHC
Engine Displacement
349.34 cc
647.95 cc
Max Power
20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm
47.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Max Torque
27 Nm @ 4000 rpm
52.3 Nm @ 5150 rpm
Emission Type
72 mm
78 mm
85.8 mm
67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Digital spark ignition
Compression Ratio
9.5 : 1

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
41.55 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
37.77 kmpl
Mileage (Overall)
25 kmpl

Tyre Size
Front :-100/90 - 19, Rear :-120/80 - 18
Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-R18
Wheel Size
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)
32 psi

Seat height
805 mm
2145*785*1090 mm3
2119*835*1067 mm3
1390 mm
1398 mm
2145 mm
2119 mm
Ground Clearance
170 mm
174 mm
1090 mm
1067 mm
785 mm
835 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
195 Kg
218 Kg
Total Weight
375 kg
400 kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
240 mm

Battery Type
Lead Acid
Additional Features
Air Cleaner - Paper element, Lubrication - Wet sump forced lubrication
Paper element, Forced lubrication, Wet sump with pump driven oil delivery
USB charging port
Turn Signal Lamp

Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
24 degrees
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Air & Oil Cooled
Air Cooled
Service Due Indicator

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Royal Enfield Classic 350

  • Classy retro design
  • Impressive J-series engine feels effortless
  • Neutral handler
  • Relaxed riding posture

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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

Royal Enfield Classic 350

  • Features seem outdated
  • Braking could be better

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Lacks features
  • Uncomfortable for pillion riders
  • Rear suspension is a little too soft.
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Classic 350 and Interceptor 650 Competitors

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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Classic 350 Vs Interceptor 650 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Classic 350 vs Interceptor 650?

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is cheaper than Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 by Rs. 1.09 Lakh.

Which bike offers better performance Classic 350 vs Interceptor 650?

For the Redditch Series With Single-Channel version, 349.34 cc Petrol engine of Classic 350 produces 20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm of power and 27 Nm @ 4000 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

  • Royal Enfield Classic 350
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • Royal enfield classic 350 legendary bike- the royal enfield classic 350 is a legendary bike.The latest model of the bike is very good looking with some minor changes from the previous one.There are a lot of things which i like about it.The engine refinement has improved a lot in this new model which was much necessary.Revised ergonomics make it more comfortable for both rider and pillion.New chassis makes it easier to ride in traffic.

    Mahesh few weeks ago
  • My most favourite bike- the new royal enfield classic 350 made a fine attempt at dissuading me from riding anything else, And it succeeded to a fair extent, Too.Classic 300 is the important bike of the company.Previously these bikes had vibrations because of old engine.Now royal enfield has done great job by swapping a new non vibrating engine.Which attracts people to purchase the bike.It looks very aggressive and stylish.

    Farhaan few weeks ago
  • Royal enfield classic 350 with some cons- the royal enfield classic 350 is overall a good bike with some cons which can be observed after riding it for some time.As compared with the prices it doesn’t have the top-end performance of the meteor 350.New footpegs foul with your legs in traffic and while parking which is annoying and the thump of the old engine is missing.

    Hemant Kumar1 few weeks ago
  • Wonderful bike, I ride in both city and highway as well.Very good in performance and braking also perfect even in single channel abs.Proud to be an enfielder.

    Sankar M few weeks ago
  • It's an better for 350cc all bikes it's an have best for trip in all times morten all bike dally ride profarmence is nice of best cost

    NITHIN C 2 weeks ago
Classic 350 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
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