Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Triumph Street Twin

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Triumph Street Twin Summary

Specs Interceptor 650 Mark ThreeStreet Twin Standard
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 2.66 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 7.45 Lakh View On Road Price
(401 Ratings)
(23 Ratings)
Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine 270° Crank Angle Parallel Twin, 8 Valve, SOHC
Max Power 47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm 65 PS @ 7500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Mileage (ARAI) ... 27 Kmpl
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-457.2 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. 19,142 Interceptor 650 Insurance Rs. 25,397 Street Twin Insurance

Engine Type
4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine
270° Crank Angle Parallel Twin, 8 Valve, SOHC
Engine Displacement
648 cc
900 cc
Max Power
47.65 PS @ 7150 rpm
65 PS @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque
52 Nm @ 5250 rpm
80 Nm @ 3800 rpm
Emission Type
78 mm
84.6 mm
67.8 mm
80 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Digital spark ignition - TCI
Compression Ratio
Engine Immobilizer

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Quarter Mile
15.03s @ 141.40kmph
13.67 sec @ 143.93 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
25.35 kmpl
24.5 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
33.17 kmpl
26.14 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI)
27 Kmpl
Braking 60-0 km/h

40 mm Front Fork, 110 mm travel
KYB forks, non-adjustable with cartridge damping
Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame
Tubular steel cradle
Twin Coil-Over Shocks, 88 mm travel
KYB twin RSUs, with pre-load adjustment,

Tyre Size
Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18
Front :-100/90-18 Rear :-150/70-R17
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Dry Weight
198 kg
2122*789*1165 mm^3
2090*785*1114 mm^3
1400 mm
1415 mm
2122 mm
2090 mm
Ground Clearance
174 mm
789 mm
785 mm
Fuel Capacity
13.7 Liters
12 Liters
Kerb Weight
202 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
320 mm
310 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
220 mm

LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Dual Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Cafe Racer Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes, Cafe Racer Bikes
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Air & Oil Cooled
Liquid Cooled
Analogue and Digital
Analogue and Digital

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Recently Asked User Questions

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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
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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. Which is the Best between Interceptor and Continental GT?
  • Except for the difference in the seating posture between the two there is no other difference.Depends whether you want the daily city commute with occasional long distance riding for which the Interceptor 650 is more suitable because of its more upright seating posture or a short distance Speed riding for which the Continental GT 650 is more suitable because of its forward leaning(committed) seating posture! Hope this helps! Happy riding!
  • 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 have using sport riding-posture bike , then Continental GT will better for you . if not Interceptor.Continental GT better handing than Interceptor . For long ride, then Interceptor will be better .\'Ride Hard Ride Safe\'
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