Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Vs Harley-Davidson Street 750: Real World Numbers

It is a case of the flagship vs the gateway as the two twins could not be as close and yet more apart than the other

Interceptor Vs Street 750 Real World Numbers

Royal Enfield and Harley-Davidson are perhaps two brands that are built on a rich legacy of easy-going, classically-styled motorcycles. Combined, they have over 200 years of experience of building motorcycles. Plus, these two brands have a strong riding community as well as a huge fan following around them.

And the two motorcycles in this story have a bit something in common as well. Both are twin-cylinder motorcycles that are made in India and for the world. Both of them are something that Indians wanted from the brand, i.e. we wanted a bigger Royal Enfield and, back when it was launched, a smaller Harley-Davidson. Both have a sportier twin. Both motorcycles are aimed to get more bikers into their respective brand’s folklore. So how different are the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Harley-Davidson Street 750 when it comes to the real world numbers despite being separated by just 100cc?

But before you go on, you should check out this spec comparison that we had done a while back.
Royal Enfield 650 Twins Vs Harley-Davidson Street 750: Spec Comparison

Interceptor Vs Street 750 Real World Numbers

Setting Off (aka Acceleration)


Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Harley-Davidson Street 750







It’s a close battle here as the Interceptor gets off the line quicker but by a very negligible margin. The Street 750 is able to stretch its legs and make the most of the extra oomph it packs. The Revolution-X motor’s free-revving nature is one of our favourites. While it isn’t the creamiest, it is the one we would have of the two.

Interceptor Vs Street 750 Real World Numbers

Daily Duties (Roll ons)


Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Harley-Davidson Street 750

30-70kmph in 3rd gear



40-80kmph in 4th gear



The torque advantage that the Harley has is apparent here as it is capable of going from calm to mental within no time. Even for swift overtakes, the Harley holds the advantage in this regard. The Enfield could have done better had the motorcycle been a bit lighter.

Interceptor Vs Street 750 Real World Numbers

Coming To A Halt (Braking)


Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Harley-Davidson Street 750







Stopping power on the Interceptor is phenomenal. It gets a large 320mm rotor up front with double-sintered brake pads that help it shed speed in an instant. It is in fact better when it comes to stopping than even the lighter KTM 390 Duke! Braking has been a sore spot for the Street 750 as the motorcycle takes a while longer to come to a dead halt. Several recalls have been issued for the same issue. With the addition of ABS, things did improve considerably. Yet, the Interceptor takes this round.

Interceptor Vs Street 750 Real World Numbers

Fuel Efficiency


Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Harley-Davidson Street 750







One kmpl here or there is hardly going to make a huge difference, especially when you consider that both these motorcycles can carry 13-odd litres of fuel. So be it in the city or out on the highway, one can expect similar levels of range from the two.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Video Review

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  • Robert | 9 months ago How about a comparison to the legendary Yamaha XS650? It has 10% more horsepower than the Enfield and both are 650cc nearly the same weight. As for the Harley, well I own one and all I can say is it is ...Read More 0 Reply
    Braen | 9 months ago No brand on earth can surpass Harley Davidson,s legacy. 1 Reply
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