Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs. Harley Davidson Street 750 vs. Kawasaki Vulcan S - Specs comparo

27/08/2018 - 18:10 | ,   | Ajinkya Lad

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is all set to launch in India before the end of 2018. The Interceptor 650 will rival the Harley Davidson Street 750 and the Kawasaki Vulcan S. Here's a spec-level comparison between the three.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Twin Orange Press shot rear right quarter
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is likely to be priced at INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is the newest entrant into the middle-weight modern-retro motorcycle segment. Similar to the Harley Davidson Street 750, the Interceptor 650 will be manufactured in India. The Kawasaki Vulcan S is the only motorcycle in this comparison to be imported as a CKD unit. Yet, it is priced lower than the Street 750 (ABS variant).

Specifications Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Kawasaki Vulcan S Harley-Davidson Street 750
Engine 648 cc, SOHC parallel-twin, oil-cooled 649 cc, parallel twin DOHC, liquid-cooled with fuel injection 749 cc, V-Twin Revolution X engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection
Maximum Power 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm 61 PS at 7,500 rpm NA
Peak Torque 52 Nm at 5,250 rpm 63 Nm at 6,600 rpm 59 Nm at 3,750 rpm
Transmission 6-speed with slipper clutch 6-speed with chain drive 6-speed with belt drive
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork 41 mm telescopic fork Telescopic fork with gaiters
Rear Suspension Twin gas-charged shock absorbers Offset mono-shock with linkage; preload adjustable Twin hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake 320 mm disc with ABS 300 mm disc with ABS Disc (Optional ABS)
Rear Brake 240 mm disc with ABS 250 mm disc with ABS Disc (Optional ABS)
Front Tyre Size 100/90-18 M/C 56H 120/70 R18 M/C 59H 100/80-17 52H
Rear Tyre Size 130/70-18 M/C 63H 160/60 R17 M/C 69H 150/70-15 67H
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.7 litres 14 litres 13.1 litres
Seat Height 804 mm 705 mm 720 mm
Kerb Weight 203 kg (without fuel) 235 kg 233 kg
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) INR 3 lakh (expected, ex-showroom) INR 5.48 lakh INR 5.14 lakh (Non-ABS)

INR 5.53 lakh (ABS Version)

The Harley Davidson Street 750 is priced at INR 5.14 lakh and INR 5.53 lakh (prices are ex-showroom Delhi) for the non-ABS and ABS versions, respectively.

On the other hand, the Kawasaki Vulcan S costs INR 5.48 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is yet to launch in India, rumours are rife that it could come at a sticker price of INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the Interceptor 650 will begin in Q3 FY2018.

2016 Harley Davidson Street 750 official
The Harley Davidson Street 750 is manufactured in India but costs more than the CKD Kawasaki Vulcan S.

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All three motorcycles feature twin-cylinder engines, telescopic front forks and single disc brake at front and back. While the Interceptor 650 and Street 750 get twin shock absorbers at the rear, the Vulcan S sports an off-set mono-shock at the rear. The Vulcan S and Interceptor 650 features dual-channel ABS as standard, while Street 750 receives it as an option.

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