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Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.88 Lakh which is Rs. 98,723 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Classic 350 priced at Rs. 1.90 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Royal Enfield Classic 350 is 41.6 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by 349.34 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in 14 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.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Basic Info Classic 350 Redditch Series With Single-ChannelInterceptor 650 Canyon Red
Rating
225 reviews
164 reviews
Brand Name Royal Enfield Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.90 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.88 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine, Spark Ignition, Single Cylinder Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Max Power 20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
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 Spoke
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Insurance Rs. 5,417 Classic 350 Insurance Rs. 22,370 Interceptor 650 Insurance

Engine Type
4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine, Spark Ignition, Single Cylinder
Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Engine Displacement
349.34 cc
648 cc
Max Power
20.21 PS @ 6100 rpm
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Max Torque
27 Nm @ 4000 rpm
52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Bore
72 mm
78 mm
Stroke
85.8 mm
67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders
1
2
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
2
4
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Digital spark ignition - TCI
Compression Ratio
9.5 : 1
9.5:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Disc

Braking (60-0 kmph)
18.01m
17.66m
Braking (80-0 kmph)
31.93m
30.71m
Braking (100-0 kmph)
45.01m
47.44m
Mileage (City)
41.55 kmpl
31.95 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
37.77 kmpl
34.64 kmpl

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

Seat height
805 mm
804 mm
Length*Width*Height
2145*785*1090 mm3
2122*789*1165 mm3
Wheelbase
1390 mm
1400 mm
Length
2145 mm
2122 mm
Ground Clearance
170 mm
174 mm
Width
785 mm
789 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
195 Kg
202 Kg
Total Weight
375 kg
...
Tail Light
Bulb
LED
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
153 mm
240 mm

Battery Type
Maintenance Free
...
Additional Features
Air Cleaner - Paper element, Lubrication - Wet sump forced lubrication
...
Charging at Home
...
Battery Capacity
12 V/8 Ah
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
...
LED tail lights
...
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb

ABS
Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cruiser Bikes
Cafe Racer Bikes
Starting
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Single
Single
Pass Switch
Display
...
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Tachometer
...
Digital
Trip Meter
Analogue
Digital
Charging Point
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
Digital
Low Battery Indicator
...
Passenger Footrest
...
Cooling System
Air & Oil Cooled
Air & Oil Cooled
Odometer
Digital
Analogue
Navigation
...
Service Due Indicator
...

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Royal Enfield Classic 350

  • Retro yet fresh design; J-series engine impresses & feels effortless; Neutral handler and sure-footed

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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

Royal Enfield Classic 350

  • Features feel outdated; Braking can be improved

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

  • Not the most feature packed
  • Uncomfortable pillion ergonomics
  • Rear suspension is set up a bit too soft.

Is Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Better Than Royal Enfield Classic 350?

64% users have chosen Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 over Royal Enfield Classic 350 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 1425 users have also rated Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Royal Enfield Classic 350 on some really important factors like Mileage , performance, comfort, safety etc. and have given their personal opinions about these bikes.
As per the users experiences Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for performance, maintenance and features in your bike. But Royal Enfield Classic 350 is better on the grounds of mileage and comfort.

Before making your decision you should also consider the unbiased and thorough analysis of these bikes on every aspect by our auto experts who have summarised the analysis in pros, cons and final conclusion..

Ratings Factor Classic 350 Interceptor 650
Mileage 3.7 3.9
Performance 4.8 4.4
Comfort 4.2 4.4
Maintenance 4.0 3.7
Features 4.5 4.3
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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. 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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Classic 350 Vs Interceptor 650 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Classic 350 vs Interceptor 650?

As per the users experiences Royal Enfield Classic 350 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage and comfort in your bike. But Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is better on the grounds of performance, maintenance and features.

Which bike is cheaper Classic 350 vs Interceptor 650?

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is cheaper than Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 by Rs. 98,723.

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 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
As per the users experiences the Royal Enfield Classic 350 has better performance.

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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