Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Triumph Street 400: Spec comparison

  • In terms of engine, the Street 400 is more modern but the Interceptor 650 has a larger capacity and a twin-cylinder layout.
Both motorcycles are designed as roadsters.
Both motorcycles are designed as roadsters.

Triumph recently unveiled its Speed 400 globally. The motorcycle will launch on July 5th and will become the most affordable motorcycle in Triumph's line-up. One of the main rivals to the new Triumph Speed 400 will be the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 which helped the manufacturer to gather a chunk of market share. Here is a spec comparison between both motorcycles.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Triumph Street 400: Engine and gearbox

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 uses a 648 cc, air-oil cooled, parallel twin unit with a 270-degree crank. It produces 47 bhp at 7,250 rpm and a peak torque output of 52 Nm at 5,150 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.

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On the other hand, the Speed 400 is an all-new TR-series engine. It is a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with a cubic capacity of 398.15 cc. It puts out 39.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 37.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Triumph Street 400: Hardware

Interceptor 650 uses a steel tubular double cradle chassis that was designed by Harris Performance. It is suspended by 41 mm telescopic forks in the front and twin gas-shock absorbers with pre-load adjustment at the rear. Braking duties are performed by a 320 mm disc in the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear. There is dual-channel ABS on offer as standard.

Triumph is using a new perimeter frame with a bolt-on sub-frame that is suspended by 43mm upside-down Big Piston forks in the front and a gas-charged monoshock at the rear with pre-load adjustment Braking duties are being performed by a 300 mm disc in the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear. It also gets dual-channel ABS.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 vs Triumph Street 400: Features

In terms of features, the Triumph comes with all LED lighting whereas the Royal Enfield only gets an LED headlamp. Triumph is using an analogue speedometer and a digital cluster for the rest of the information whereas the Interceptor is equipped with analogue dials with a small digital readout for the fuel gauge and trip meters.

First Published Date: 01 Jul 2023, 12:36 PM IST
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