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All These Bikes Cost Almost The Same As The Interceptor


Singles, twins, Japanese, Italians, Austrians, they’re all in here

The Interceptor 650 is a great value-for-money proposition and quite easily the best bike that Royal Enfield has ever produced. Recently updated to BS6 form, it now costs between Rs 2.65 lakh and Rs 2.86 lakh. But if a retro twin isn’t your cup of tea, here are all the other options in a similar price range.

KTM 390 Duke BS6

The KTM 390 Duke is one of the most affordable motorcycles on this list but also the quickest, which should tell you that it’s also an excellent VFM proposition. Now breathing cleaner and meeting BS6 emission norms, it has managed to retain its power output and KTM has even thrown a quickshifter into the mix. All yours for Rs 2.52 lakh.

Honda CB300R

If you want neo-retro rather than full-on retro, the Honda CB300R harks back to the past while still looking fresh. Yes it’s a classic round headlight (retro), but it’s a snazzy LED unit (neo). You’ll have to sacrifice a cylinder and come down to the 298cc single producing 30.45PS, though. There are some savings in store for you, because the little Honda costs just Rs 2.49 lakh.

Kawasaki Ninja 300

The first proper little sportsbike to enter India was the Kawasaki Ninja 250, which was then succeeded by the Kawasaki Ninja 300 - a bike that’s still on sale even today. It's been updated to meet BS6 emission norms. The sticker price is Rs 2.98 lakh, but Kawasaki dealers are offering some pretty sweet deals on the remaining BS4 stock, so go grab yours now!

Benelli TNT 300

DSK Benelli TNT 300 ABS

Another offering in this price range is the Benelli TNT 300 - a twin-cylinder bike just like the Kawasaki. But with the right exhaust system fitted, this thing can sound almost like an inline-four! The specs may not blow you away, but in terms of making a statement, the Benelli will certainly announce your arrival everywhere you go. It’s priced almost identically to the Kawi, at Rs 2.99 lakh.

BMW G 310 R

Another way to go about making a statement is to ride in on a BMW. For Rs 2.99 lakh, you can get yourself the BMW G 310 R, and though you might know that it’s actually built at a TVS plant in Hosur, the rest of the world doesn’t! The 313cc mill puts out 34PS and 27.5Nm, which though considerably less than the Interceptor, should still be adequate for most.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Video Review

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  • Matias
    Matias | 2 weeks ago No doubt about the superiority of the Interceptor 650 over the other models for those who likes neo-classics! 0 Reply

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