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

16/11/2017 - 20:01 | ,  ,  ,   | Praveen M

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.

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield Interceptor INT 650Harley-Davidson Street 750
Engine648 cc SOHC parallel twin with air and oil cooling749 cc Revolution X V-Twin with liquid cooling
Maximum Power47 bhp at 7,100 rpmNA
Peak Torque52 Nm at 4,000 rpm59 Nm at 3,750 rpm
Transmission6-speed with slip-assist clutch6-speed
Front Suspension41 mm telescopic forkTelescopic fork with gaiters
Rear SuspensionTwin gas-charged shock absorbersTwin hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake320 mm disc with ABSDisc with 2-piston with ABS
Rear Brake240 mm disc with ABSTwin piston disc with ABS
Kerb Weight202 kg, without fuel233 kg,  in running order
Fuel Tank Capacity13.7 litres13.1 litres
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)NAINR 5.15 lakhs
Seat Height804 mm720 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.

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