Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Yamaha YZF R3 Comparison

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Yamaha YZF R3

Yamaha YZF R3 Price starts at Rs. 3.52 lakh which is Rs. 95,307 costlier than Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 priced at Rs. 2.56 lakh. The claimed mileage for the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is 15 kmpl where as the claimed mileage for Yamaha YZF R3 is 35 kmpl. In technical specifications, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is powered by 648 cc engine where as Yamaha YZF R3 is powered by 321 cc engine. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is available in 1 different colours while Yamaha YZF R3 comes with 1 colours. 59% users have chosen Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 over Yamaha YZF R3 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Compare Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Yamaha YZF R3 on the basis of price, specifications & other features.

Engine Type 4 Stroke, Air-Oil Cooled, SOHC Engine Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, DOHC Engine
Engine Displacement (CC) 648 cc 321 cc
Power (PS@rpm) 47.65 PS @ 7250 rpm 42 PS @ 10750 rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm)
Bore 78 mm 68 mm
Stroke 67.8 mm 44.1 mm
No Of Cylinders 2 2
Drive Type Chain Drive Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel System
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Ignition Digital spark ignition - TCI Transistor controlled ignition
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.2:1
Engine Immobilizer
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No Of Gears 6-Speed 6 Speed
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Braking Type
0-60 kmph (sec) 2.87s
Quarter Mile 14.98 @ 142.69 kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph) 16.49m
20-80 kmph (kickdown)
30-70 kmph (3rd gear)
40-80 kmph (4th gear)
Braking (80-0 kmph) 29.80m
Braking (100-0 kmph) 47.21m
Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 18 kmpl
Mileage (Overall) 35 kmpl
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl
0-100 kmph (sec) 6.54s
Top Speed (Km/h)
0-160 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h 16.49m
Chassis Type
Suspension-Front Front Fork Telescopic Forks
Chassis Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame Diamond
Suspension-Rear Twin Coil-Over Shocks Swingarm
Tyre Size Front :-100/90-18, Rear :-130/70-18 Front :-110/70-R17, Rear :-140/70-R17
Wheel Size Front :-18 inch, Rear :-18 inch Front :-17 inch, Rear :-17 inch
Tyre Make
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless
Radial Tyre Yes Yes
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Alloy
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider and Pillion)
Dry Weight
Length*Width*Height 2122*789*1165 2090*720*1135
Wheelbase(mm) 1400 mm 1380 mm
Length 2122 mm 2090 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 174 mm 160 mm
Height 1165 mm 1135 mm
Seat Height 804 mm 780 mm
Width 789 mm 720 mm
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 13.7 L 14 L
Kerb Weight
Total Weight
Tail Light LED LED
Front Brake Diameter 320 mm 298 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 240 mm 220 mm
Battery Type GTZ8V
Charging Time
Motor Type
Motor Power
Fast Charging
Head Lamp
Projector head light
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Seat Opening Switch
Boot Light
Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Bulb
Power Modes
Cruise Control
ABS Dual Channel Dual Channel
Body Type Cafe Racer Bikes Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Seat Type Single Split
Pass Switch Yes Yes
Speedometer Analogue Digital
Handle Type
Tachometer Digital Analogue
Trip Meter Digital Digital
Charging point
Average Fuel economy
Digital Fuel Indicator
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Warning Lamp Yes
External Fuel Filling
Stand Alarm
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Stepup Seat
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Passenger Footrest
Projector Headlights
Passenger Backrest
Carry hook
Underseat storage
Cooling System Liquid Cooled
Console Analogue and Digital Analogue and Digital
Anti Theft Alarm
Shutter Lock
Odometer Analogue Digital
Central Locking
Mobile Connectivity No
Service Due Indicator
Switchable ABS
Keyless Ignition
Standard Warranty (Years)
Standard Warranty (kilometers)

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. What's the diference between bs4 and bs6 in terms of fuel economy or sound of speed? Tks
  • BS 6 adopts with , Minimum pollution , Direct injection system , Minimum exhaust noise ,
  • Probably none on the parameters you listed.
Q. I booked Interceptor 650 BS6 recently. I am 5feet 11 inches is it suitable for me, I got tempted with 4 reasons, no vibration, every 10k kilometres service, totally iron body and superb race machine with retro attire. Suggest me I have to go for it any other options in that price bracket?
  • You have a perfect height to handle INT 650. Then mileage around 27 KMPL & 210 Kg weight should not bother you. Plus front suspension & Rear ABS area below average. The best part is powerful engine mounted in a average built quality bike. Look wise great retro look. One thing you will forget all flaws when you ride it. May be in BS 6 all these issue should have been addressed by RE. No bike available in that price bracket. Most important it is not a zero vibration bike. You can feel vibration in side tank , Foot pegs.
  • I am 5'11 too and find the bike very comfortable. In fact shorter riders may have trouble due to the 804mm seat height and the long reach to the handlebars. Besides the footpegs get in the way when you put your feet down so long legs will help a bit in overcoming that too. There is no other bike in this category in this price bracket. The nearest would be a Triumph which costs almost 3 times as much!
  • Do you know when you will get the delivery of bs6 engine interceptor
Q. I own Suzuki Gixxer SF, looking forward to upgrade to RE650 Interceptor, does it have vibrations or same vibrations as of my SF. What price shall I expect for selling my SF 7k ridden 1.5 year old. Also, is it worth to upgrade to Interceptor I need a bike which sounds great and I think Interceptor does.
  • That's a good choice, You need to be wary about the Seat and lights of RE. There are a ton of aftermarket accessories for these. Just pick one of them and you should be fine. If you have owned a RE in the past, none of these matter. But looks like you are not.
  • You should to buy interceptor to ride of reading on roading an existing real climbing mountain climbing 100 most powerful bike in India
  • It's worth for the price to upgrade the interceptor
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