Royal Enfield Super Meteor650 vs Interceptor 650 vs Benelli 502C:Spec Comparison

By Sanorita | on November 28, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

We have compared the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, and the Benelli 502C on price, powertrain, and other important aspects.

The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is scheduled to go on sale in India in January 2023. Before its release, we've done a spec comparison of it with the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Benelli 502C, two of its main competitors. Without further ado, let's see the difference.

Weight and Dimensions

Tipping the scales at 241 kilos, the Super Meteor 650 is the heaviest bike in the trio, but it's also got the lowest seat height and ground clearance. On the other hand, the Benelli 502C is the longest bike and the one with the biggest fuel tank. 

Weight and Dimensions

 

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650

Benelli 502C

Kerb Weight

202kg (Without fuel)

241kg

216kg

Wheelbase

1400mm

1500mm

1600mm

Seat height

804mm

740mm

750mm

Fuel Capacity

13.4-litre

15.7-litre

21-litre

Ground Clearance

174mm

135mm

170mm

Engine and Gearbox

The Super Meteor and the Interceptor 650 share the same engine, which is an air-and-oil-cooled 648cc parallel twin engine. However, the Benelli features a smaller 500cc parallel-twin, albeit it's a liquid-cooled engine. The Benelli 502C also produces slightly more power than both the Royal Enfields, albeit the torque is down by 6Nm.

Engine & Output

 

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650

Benelli 502C

Engine

Air and oil-cooled, 648cc parallel-twin engine

Air and oil-cooled, 648cc parallel-twin engine

Liquid-cooled, 500cc parallel- twin engine

Power

46bhp at 7,150rpm

46bhp at 7,250rpm

46.8bhp at 8,500rpm

Torque

52Nm at 5,250rpm

52Nm at 5,650rpm

46Nm at 6,000rpm

Suspension and Brakes

The Super Meteor 650 is the first RE to utilize a USD front fork. It is a robust 43mm unit and represents a significant upgrade over the Interceptor 650s conventional telescopic fork. The Super Meteor 650 and Interceptor 650 feature twin shock absorbers at the rear. In comparison, the Benelli also gets USD front forks, but at the rear, it features a mono-shock. 

Suspension & Brakes

 

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650

Benelli 502C

Suspension (Front)

41mm Telescopic Fork 

Showa 43mm USD Fork

41mm USD Fork

Suspension (Rear)

Preload-adjustable twin shocks

Preload-adjustable twin shocks

Monoshock

Brakes (Front)

320mm disc

320mm disc

280mm twin discs

Brakes (Rear)

240mm disc

 300mm disc

240mm disc

Tyres (Front)

100/90-19

100/90-19

120/70-ZR17

Tyres (Rear)

130/70-18

150/80-16

160/60-ZR17

Price

Last but not the least, the most important aspect, which we have compared of these bikes, is their pricing. The Benelli 502C is currently the most expensive at ₹ 5.7 lakh, costing nearly double of the Interceptor 650. The Super Meteor 650 is expected to be on sale in January 2023 and is likely to cost between ₹ 3.5 lakh and ₹ 4 lakh. All prices are indicative of ex-showroom. 

Price Structure

 

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650

Benelli 502C

Prices (Ex-showroom)

₹ 2.89 lakh to ₹ 3.14 lakh

₹ 3.5 lakh to ₹ 4 lakh (expected)

₹ 5.7 lakh

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