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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X Comparison

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Price starts at Rs. 2.56 lakh which is Rs. 41,195 costlier than Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X priced at Rs. 2.15 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 15 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine where as Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is powered by 499 cc engine. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in 1 different colours while Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X comes with 1 colours. 60% users have chosen Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 over Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Interceptor 650 vs Thunderbird 500X Specs Overview

Specs/Features Interceptor 650 STDThunderbird 500X ABS
Price Rs. 2.56 lakh Rs. 2.15 lakh
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 648 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 2.87s ...
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine Single cylinder 4 stroke, air-cooled
Engine Displacement (CC) 648 cc 499 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm 27.57 PS @ 5250 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 52 Nm @ 5250 rpm 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Emission Type bs4 bs4
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
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.5:1
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6-Speed 5-Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
0-60 kmph (sec) 2.87s
Quarter Mile 14.98 @ 142.69 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 16.49m
Braking (80-0 kmph) 29.80m
Braking (100-0 kmph) 47.21m
Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 18 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) 32 kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 6.54s
Braking 60-0 km/h 16.49m
Suspension-Front Front Fork Telescopic forks
Chassis Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame Single Down Tube
Suspension-Rear Twin Coil-Over Shocks Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Tyre Size Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18 Front :-90/90-19 Rear :-120/80-18
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-482.6 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider) 32 psi 22 psi
Length*Width*Height 2122*789*1165 2040*830*1140
Wheelbase(mm) 1400 mm 1350 mm
Length 2122 mm 2040 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 174 mm 135 mm
Height 1165 mm 1140 mm
Seat Height 804 mm
Width 789 mm 830 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.7 L 20 L
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 280 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 Cruiser Bikes
Starting Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Analogue Analogue
Tachometer Digital Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Clock
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights LED Projector
Cooling System Air Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Odometer Analogue Digital
Mobile Connectivity No

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. I am using Classic 500 for last 4 years, now I want change to Thunderbird 500X or Interceptor 650, which is better for me?
  • Hi, being an old thunderbird user u might know everything about the engine of that beast. still if u feel u wana continue using the same then thunderbird 500X is apt. However, if u wana try another than a crusier model, den Himalayan is a best pick for all round commute. Interceptor is a much more modern big which is ment for sporty styling and speed which cannot come in handy for crusier user. I feel it's better if u go for a test drive and select the one which suits you
  • Intercepter 650.
  • Interceptor 650 best choice or Himalayan
Q. Which is better between Interceptor 650, Thunderbird 500X and Himalayan for a daily travel of 120to 180km?
  • If that riding is going to be on highways, then interceptor 650. And if bumpy city bad roads then Himalayan would be a better pick.
  • Himalayan.
  • Himalayan
Q. Which one is better Thunderbird 350X or 500X for regular use and lower maintenance?
  • If you have maintenance issue.... I ll not recommend 500...it had good power but...if you had the word mileage... definitely think b/w 350 - 500....and it depends
  • The riding comfort of the bike can be judged by taking a test ride for it, why don't you have a sit on it and check it out. But one word of advice - don't let height keep you from getting onto a bike. Related Read: https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/royal-enfield-thunderbird-500x-first-ride-review/29920/
  • To more about the maintenance cost suggest you talk to your nearest dealership because they will be the best persons to provide you this information.
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