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).

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield Interceptor 650Kawasaki Vulcan SHarley-Davidson Street 750
Engine648 cc, SOHC parallel-twin, oil-cooled649 cc, parallel twin DOHC, liquid-cooled with fuel injection749 cc, V-Twin Revolution X engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection
Maximum Power47 bhp at 7,100 rpm61 PS at 7,500 rpmNA
Peak Torque52 Nm at 5,250 rpm63 Nm at 6,600 rpm59 Nm at 3,750 rpm
Transmission6-speed with slipper clutch6-speed with chain drive6-speed with belt drive
Front Suspension41 mm telescopic fork41 mm telescopic forkTelescopic fork with gaiters
Rear SuspensionTwin gas-charged shock absorbersOffset mono-shock with linkage; preload adjustableTwin hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake320 mm disc with ABS300 mm disc with ABSDisc (Optional ABS)
Rear Brake240 mm disc with ABS250 mm disc with ABSDisc (Optional ABS)
Front Tyre Size100/90-18 M/C 56H120/70 R18 M/C 59H100/80-17 52H
Rear Tyre Size130/70-18 M/C 63H160/60 R17 M/C 69H150/70-15 67H
Fuel Tank Capacity13.7 litres14 litres13.1 litres
Seat Height804 mm705 mm720 mm
Kerb Weight203 kg (without fuel)235 kg233 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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