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.
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.
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.