Royal Enfield Interceptor vs Bajaj Dominar vs Himalayan in ‘Ramu Kaka’ vibration challenge! [Video]

The all-new Royal Enfield 650 Twins have been appreciated all around in the market for its value-for-money to the smooth engine it offers. Both the new launches, Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor sold more than 1,000 units in January showing the growing popularity. Here is a video that shows how good the all-new Royal Enfield 650 Twins are when it comes to vibrations.

Bajaj Dominar Vs Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 Vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Vs Royal Enfield Interceptor

The video posted by Justvish YouTube channel shows a test between four different bikes and the equipment used to indicate the intensity of the vibration is not very scientific, but it does the job well. A Bobblehead figure, which is mostly used as a car dashboard ornament has been used for the test. Bobblehead figures have a free moving head, which moves due to the vibrations on the dashboard. The intensity of the Bobblehead’s vibration is used as an indication to show which bike vibrates the most.

The bobblehead figure is first placed on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 535. This is the now-discontinued version of the Continental GT, which is now replaced with the new Continental GT 650. The 535 variant received a single-cylinder 535cc engine. It is the same engine that powers the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 500 but gets rebored to offer more engine capacity and power. The engine powering the Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 churns out a maximum of 29.1 Bhp and 44 Nm. The bobblehead figure went berserk on the fuel tank of the Continental GT 535. The violent shakes on the figure indicate the amount of vibration in the bike.

The next bike in the line that was tested through the Bobblehead method was the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The vibrations were a little less on this bike compared to the Continental GT 535. However, revving it high showed how bad the vibrations can get on the Himalayan at higher revs. The Himalayan 400 gets powered by an all-new LS 410 engine in which, the LS stands for Long Storke. It generates a maximum of 24.5 Bhp and a peak torque of 32 Nm.

Next in the line of the test is the Bajaj Dominar, which is powered by a single-cylinder 373cc engine that develops a maximum of 34.5 Bhp and a peak torque of 35 Nm. The Dominar employs a high-revving engine that is derived from the KTM 390 Duke. Even the Dominar 400 shows signs of vibration when the bobblehead figure was placed on the fuel tank of the motorcycle.

In the end, the bobblehead is kept on the fuel tank of the Royal Enfield Interceptor. To everyone’s surprise, there were minimal vibrations on the bobblehead when it came to the Interceptor. The bike was even revved to higher RPMs but the bobblehead figure did not show any signs of vibrations, whatsoever. It should be noted that the Interceptor is the only bike in the lot, which gets powered by a parallel-twin cylinder engine rather than the single-cylinder engines. The parallel-twin cylinder engines are much smoother than the single-cylinder versions. This happens due to various reasons like engine firing set-up. The all-new 650cc, parallel-twin cylinder engine gets 270-degree firing order that gives it a unique rumble and reduces the vibrations.