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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Summary

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.85 Lakh which is Rs. 84,717 costlier than base model of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 priced at Rs. 2.01 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 32 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is 41.9 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is powered by 349 cc engine. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in 7 different colours while Royal Enfield Meteor 350 comes with 10 colours. The Comparison Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Royal Enfield Meteor 350 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.
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Basic Info Interceptor 650 Ventura BlueMeteor 350 Fireball
Brand Name Royal Enfield Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.85 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.01 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.2
(558 Ratings)
4.3
(369 Ratings)
Engine Type Parallel twin, 4-stroke, single overhead cam, air/oil-cooled Single-Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled Engine
Max Power 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm 20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Interceptor 650 Colors
Meteor 350 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Insurance Rs. 19,499 Interceptor 650 Insurance Rs. 10,422 Meteor 350 Insurance

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

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc

Quarter Mile
...
18.74s @ 109.43kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph)
17.66m
20.09mm
Braking (80-0 kmph)
30.71m
34.40mm
Braking (100-0 kmph)
47.44m
51.08mm
Mileage (City)
31.95 kmpl
41.88 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
34.64 kmpl
...
Top Speed
...
113.81

Tyre Size
Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18
Front :-100/90-19 Rear :-140/70-17
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Radial Tyre
...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Spoke
Alloy

Seat height
804 mm
765 mm
Length*Width*Height
2122*789*1165 mm3
...
Wheelbase
1400 mm
1400 mm
Length
2122 mm
...
Ground Clearance
174 mm
170 mm
Width
789 mm
...
Fuel Capacity
13.7 Liters
15 Liters
Kerb Weight
202 Kg
...
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
320 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
270 mm

Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V/8 Ah
...
Charging at Charging Station
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb

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

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

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

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

53% users have chosen Royal Enfield Meteor 350 over Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 1200 users have also rated Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 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 Meteor 350 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, comfort and features in your bike. But Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is better on the grounds of performance and maintenance.

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 Meteor 350 Interceptor 650
Mileage 3.8 3.7
Performance 4.5 4.8
Comfort 4.6 4.2
Maintenance 3.8 4.0
Features 4.6 4.5
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Interceptor 650 and Meteor 350 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

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.
Q. Want to choose between Interceptor and Supernova?
  • Selecting between the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Royal Enfield Meteor 350 would depend on certain factors such as your budget, preference of the segment, features required, ride quality, performance preference, etc. 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. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.D
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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Interceptor 650 Vs Meteor 350 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Interceptor 650 vs Meteor 350?

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

Which bike is cheaper Interceptor 650 vs Meteor 350?

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is cheaper than Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 by Rs. 84,717.

Which bike offers better performance Interceptor 650 vs Meteor 350?

For the Ventura Blue version, 648 cc Petrol engine of Interceptor 650 produces 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm of power and 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Fireball version, 349 cc Petrol engine of Meteor 350 produces 20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm of power and 27 Nm @ 4000 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  • Royal Enfield Meteor 350
  • 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
Interceptor 650 User Reviews
  • Great motorcycle by royal enfield.I am an owner of this bike who has ridden it for around 1000km and i have to say great work and effort has been done by the royal enfield with the engine refinement, Vibrations, Breaking, Comfort.The tripper on my bike doesn't work.It gets connected just at the very beginning and gives me the direction at that time but after that the directions don't change and i have to stop my bike just to see a different direction on it.This thing pisses me off.But the bike is superb overall.

    Sid Awasthi few weeks ago
  • Perfect value for money.No regret of buying such a wonderful machine.Show stopper in the road while riding this black beauty.Down sides :1.Quality of rear view mirror ( better to have rectangle mirror to cover much scene from behind.I have fixed mirror from bajaj avenger which gives more confident and coverage while on road.)2.No use of navigator, It drains your mobile batter power fast ( its just an ornamental digital clock )3.Poor ergonomics in positioning of horn and the day flash switch.

    Lawrence Amalraj few weeks ago
  • Good bike with style and appeal.One can easily cruise a long distance.M owing one.I feel light while riding this monster.The best part is its tipper navigation.No need to put mobile and worry for rains and all.The only con which i see is its heating issue.But the mighty 350 cc engine will emit heat.

    Anurag Kumar few weeks ago
  • I am a proud owner of this bike.As on today, I am completely satisfied with the performance of this bike.The first service cost is just rs.663/-, Which is very low.It gives me a mileage of 37kmpl ( before 1st service), Which just adds me a smile in my face.

    Debasis Nanda few weeks ago
  • The best bike everything is perfect i have supernova in blue which is the best color and people are easily noticed it.Huge road presence money for value don't hesitate to buy just book it, Now it has 6 month waiting period also.So do it fast.

    Akash Sonekar few weeks ago
Meteor 350 User Reviews

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