The new cafe racer from Royal Enfield and the orange pocket rocket showcase their power on a dyno while sounding like absolute monsters.
The Royal Enfield GT 650 made a grand entrance at the Rider Mania event held in Goa back in November. The Interceptor 650 and The Continental 650 both run on the same 649cc oil and air-cooled parallel-twin engine. In this video, the motorcycle is seen making 44.36 HP of peak power at 6840 RPM and 51.91 Nm of peak torque at 5100 RPM.
The KTM Duke 390 was launched in 2017. The powerhouse on this bike is a 373.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine. The motorcycle is seen making 41.21 HP of peak power at 8640 RPM and 36.47 Nm of peak torque at 6860 RPM.
Both the motorcycle are great in their own categories. Although, a comparison based on the power figures tell us that the Duke 390 does not stay far behind its 650cc rival in terms of the engine power while the GT 650 takes a clear lead with the higher torque figures. However, out on the road, the Duke 390 is almost a second faster in terms of 0-100 km/hr acceleration while the top speed of both the bikes are similar.
Royal Enfield 650 vs KTM Duke 390
– The Royal Enfield GT 650 maxes out at 44.36 HP and 51.91 Nm
– The Duke 390 maxes out at 41.21 HP and 36.47 Nm
– The Duke 390 gets pretty close to the GT 650 in terms of engine power