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Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.75 Lakh which is Rs. 74,151 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Himalayan priced at Rs. 2.01 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Royal Enfield Himalayan is 32 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 25.4 kmpl. 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 7 colours. 59% 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. 2.01 Lakh Rs. 2.75 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 411 cc 648 cc
Power 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
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Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Summary

Basic Info Himalayan Gravel GreyInterceptor 650 Canyon Red
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.01 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.75 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(375 Ratings)
4.2
(455 Ratings)
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Max Power 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Himalayan Colors
Interceptor 650 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
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. 18,315 Himalayan Insurance Rs. 19,252 Interceptor 650 Insurance

Engine Type
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled
Engine Displacement
411 cc
648 cc
Max Power
24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
Max Torque
32 Nm @ 4000 - 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

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Braking (60-0 kmph)
19.43m
...
Braking (80-0 kmph)
33.57m
...
Braking (100-0 kmph)
53.25m
...
Mileage (City)
32.04 kmpl
25.35 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
39.96 kmpl
33.17 kmpl
Braking 60-0 km/h
19.43m
...

Suspension-Front
Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel
41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
Chassis
Half-duplex split cradle frame
Tubular steel frame with bolted trussing
Suspension-Rear
Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel
Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel

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*1370 mm^3
2122*789*1165 mm^3
Wheelbase
1465 mm
1400 mm
Length
2190 mm
2122 mm
Ground Clearance
220 mm
174 mm
Width
840 mm
789 mm
Fuel Capacity
15+/- 0.5 Liters
13.7 Liters
Kerb Weight
199 Kg
202 Kg
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
300 mm
320 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
240 mm

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

ABS
Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Adventure Tourer Bikes, 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
Air & Oil Cooled
Console
Analogue and Digital
Analogue and Digital
Odometer
Digital
Analogue
Switchable ABS
...

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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 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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