Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.64 Lakh which is Rs. 75,354 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 1.89 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine. Royal Enfield Himalayan is available in 6 different colours while Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 comes with 6 colours. 61% users have chosen Royal Enfield Himalayan over Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Comparison

Key Highlights Himalayan Interceptor 650
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.89 Lakh Rs. 2.64 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 411 cc 648 cc
Power 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm

Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Specs Himalayan Snow WhiteInterceptor 650 Mark Three
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.89 LakhView On Road Price Rs. 2.64 LakhView On Road Price
(98 Ratings)
(235 Ratings)
Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-cooled 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 411 cc 648 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 24.83 PS @ 6500 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) 3.87s ...
Wheel Size Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 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. 16,680Himalayan Insurance Rs. 17,863Interceptor 650 Insurance

Engine Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-cooled 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 411 cc 648 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 32 Nm @ 4500 rpm 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Emission Type bs6 bs6
Bore 78 mm 78 mm
Stroke 86 mm 67.8 mm
No Of Cylinders 1 2
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder ... 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition Digital spark ignition - TCI
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 5 Speed 6-Speed

Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc

0-60 kmph (sec) 3.87s ...
Quarter Mile 15.97 sec @ 118.60 kmph ...
Braking (60-0 kmph) 23.42m ...
Braking (80-0 kmph) 46.41m ...
Braking (100-0 kmph) 67.24m ...
Mileage (Overall) 30 kmpl ...
0-100 kmph (sec) 10.49s ...
Braking 60-0 km/h 23.42m ...

Suspension-Front Telescopic Forks Front Fork
Chassis Half-Duplex Split Cradle Frame Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame
Suspension-Rear Monoshock with Linkage Twin Coil-Over Shocks

Tyre Size Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17 Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18
Wheel Size Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type Tube Tubeless
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke

Length*Width*Height 2190*840*1360 2122*789*1165
Wheelbase(mm) 1465 mm 1400 mm
Length 2190 mm 2122 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 220 mm 174 mm
Height 1360 mm 1165 mm
Seat Height 800 mm 804 mm
Width 840 mm 789 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 15 L 13.7 L
Kerb Weight 199 kg 202 kg
Tail Light Bulb LED
Front Brake Diameter 300 mm 320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 240 mm

Battery Type MF ...
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb

ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Tourer Bikes Cafe Racer Bikes
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Single Single
Pass Switch
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Tachometer Analogue Digital
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Average Fuel economy ...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp ...
Clock ...
Low Battery Indicator ...
Stepup Seat ...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System Air Cooled ...
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Digital Analogue

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    Recently Asked User Questions

    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. Which is the Best between Interceptor and Continental GT?
    • Engine is same in both the bike but sitting posture is totally different in interceptor you will get straight posture as it's suitable for city and hiway rides but in GT you will get little bit lean posture as it's cafe racer look in my opinion it's not comfortable for long rides...Hope you are quite satisfied with the answer if yes then please hit the like button
    • If you want long term bike then interceptor is good but if you need a short term bike then gt is the best option
    • Can I put gt tank to an interceptor..coz gt tank looks good..
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    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.
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