Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Comparison

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Which is better, Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 or Royal Enfield Interceptor 650? Compare the two models on the basis of price, features, safety, service cost, mileage, engine, colours and other parameters.Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.81 lakh which is Rs. 15,758 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 priced at Rs. 2.65 lakh. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is powered by 648 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is available in 5 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 6 colours. 55% users have chosen Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 over Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Continental GT 650 vs Interceptor 650 Overview Continental GT 650 STD BS6Interceptor 650 STD BS6
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.81 lakhView On Road Price Rs. 2.65 lakhView On Road Price
(138 Ratings)
(200 Ratings)
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil cooled, SOHC Engine 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 648 cc 648 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 47.65 PS @ 7250 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 :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Insurance Rs. 18,110Continental GT 650 Insurance Rs. 17,863Interceptor 650 Insurance
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil cooled, SOHC Engine 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 648 cc 648 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 78 mm 78 mm
Stroke 67.8 mm 67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders 2 2
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital spark ignition - TCI Digital spark ignition - TCI
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6-Speed 6-Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Suspension-Front Front Fork Front Fork
Chassis Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear Twin Coil-Over Shocks Twin Coil-Over Shocks
Tyre Size Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18 Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 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
Length*Width*Height 2122*744*1024 2122*789*1165
Wheelbase(mm) 1398 mm 1400 mm
Length 2122 mm 2122 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 174 mm 174 mm
Height 1024 mm 1165 mm
Seat Height 793 mm 804 mm
Width 744 mm 789 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 12.5 L 13.7 L
Kerb Weight 198 kg 202 kg
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cafe Racer Bikes Cafe Racer Bikes
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Single Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Tachometer ... Digital
Trip Meter ... Digital
Low Battery Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Digital Analogue
  • News Updates on Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650

    Recently Asked User Questions

    Q. I am booked Interceptor 650. Just wanted to know will I wait for BS6 or buy the current model in the showroom. Can you tell the difference between BS4 & BS6 on the Interceptor only?
    • If you are looking for vehicles with discounts, the end of this year would be the best time to buy a BS4-era bike. As manufacturers gear up towards getting their BS6 products on the road, they will be offering significant discounts on their BS4 counterparts to clear stock. They would try to do so well before the April 2020 deadline to avoid any unsold BS4 stock. So we expect most manufacturers to stop selling BS4 bikes by early 2020. You could go bargain hunting then as the few unsold stocks could attract huge discounts. The reason to go for a BS6 vehicle despite the increased costs would be the added features. Also, you would be polluting the environment less. a transition from BS4 to BS6 has in most cases resulted in a minor drop in power. According to the upcoming emission norms, BS6-compliant two-wheelers should be 25 percent cleaner than their BS4 counterparts. While BS4 vehicles are currently allowed a NOx (Nitrous Oxide) pollutant level of 80mg/km, BS6-compliant vehicles will have NOx levels reduced to 60 mg/km.
    • Please purchase the BS 6 Interceptor.They have made a significant improvement over the BS4 model.The engine is smoother,the acceleration better, exhaust note beautiful and suspension great.The average fuel economy has improved.Hope this helps! Happy riding!
    • BS6 would generate more heat as the BS6 Exhaust would have bigger Cat converter. But would emit even lesser Co2.
    View All Answers
    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.
    View All Answers
    Q. What is the difference between interceptor and continental GT which one is best?
    • Interceptor 650 has a upright driving position.GT continental has slight bend driving driving position. For highway cruising & Long travel interceptor is the best . GT continental is fun driving not for long travel. Both engine & Performance are similar. Please go for a intense test drive and decide the comfort aspects suits you.
    • Same engine and frame. Just the seating posture is more committed on the GT. You should test ride both and decide what suits you better.
    • This will help: - All The Glorious Colours Of The Royal Enfield Twins, Explained: https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/royal-enfield-interceptor-650-and-continental-gt-650-colour-variants-explained/32330/
    View All Answers
    View More Questions