Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 vs Harley-Davidson Street 750 spec comparo

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 is all set to rule the mid capacity segment, and its primary competitor would be the Harley-Davidson Street 750. Let's see how the two bikes do on paper.

Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 Twin Orange Press shot left side
The Interceptor employs Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres on both ends.

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The Harley Davidson Street 750 has been there for quite some time now. Affordable cruiser styling backed by the Harley brand image made it one most sought after bikes in the country at its price point. Royal Enfield's latest affordable mid capacity twin cylinder, the Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 is designed for both rookie and pro riders who are looking for a laid-back motorcycle with modern classic styling.

Specifications Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650 Harley-Davidson Street 750
Engine 648 cc SOHC parallel twin with air and oil cooling 749 cc Revolution X V-Twin with liquid cooling
Maximum Power 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm NA
Peak Torque 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm 59 Nm at 3,750 rpm
Transmission 6-speed with slip-assist clutch 6-speed
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork Telescopic fork with gaiters
Rear Suspension Twin gas-charged shock absorbers Twin hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake 320 mm disc with ABS Disc with 2-piston with ABS
Rear Brake 240 mm disc with ABS Twin piston disc with ABS
Kerb Weight 202 kg, without fuel 233 kg,  in running order
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.7 litres 13.1 litres
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi) NA INR 5.15 lakhs
Seat Height 804 mm 720 mm

The Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 750 comes pretty close when it comes to torque output, despite a 101 cc smaller engine. The maximum torque comes at a slightly higher rev band (250 rpm more). The Harley Davidson Street 750 has a 0.6-litre smaller tank; but is more accessible for shorter riders than the Interceptor with its 84 mm lower seat height.

2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750 profile
The Street 750 will appeal Harley enthusiasts who are on a budget.

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The Interceptor has not entered production yet, and hence the price is unknown at the moment. Expect Royal Enfield to price the motorcycle aggressively, possibly undercutting the Harley Davidson Street 750 by a considerable extent. Production will begin in April 2018, and the bike will go on sale in Europe first. Like the Street 750, the Interceptor will also come with a host of accessories to personalize the motorcycle to the rider’s taste.

Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 750 - Image Gallery

Harley-Davidson Street 750 - Image Gallery

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