Suzuki motorcycles India ha revealed their biggest launch of this year- the Intruder 150. It is one of the most affordable cruisers in the country, not to mention the cheapest from a Japanese manufacturer.
The lower cruiser segment, for long, had been dominated by Royal Enfield. That changed when Bajaj released their Avenger cruiser, at an even more affordable price bracket. Now it seems that the unrivaled reign of these manufactures could be in for some serious completion from the Intruder.
Suzuki Intruder 150 vs Bajaj Avenger vs RE Bullet 350 – Design
The Suzuki Intruder 150 obviously shares its design and name with Intruder 1800. In pictures the bike look muscular and aggressive, probably much more than how it actually is. However, it isn’t a botched-up job either.
The Intruder 150 gets comfortable seating for rider and pillion, wide aerodynamic fairing and large headlights. The twin exhaust ports are a great addition as well.
The Avenger got a refresh this year but its design is mostly similar to the last generation. The intruder being newer could gain the fancy of many. The Standard 350 on the other hand, has an evergreen design and is different from typical cruisers. Features like LED headlamps and digital instrument cluster (sourced from Gixxer), present on the Intruder, are not available on its competition.
Suzuki Intruder 150 vs Bajaj Avenger vs RE Bullet 350- Engine & specs
Power for the Intruder 150 comes from the same 154.9 cc single cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine present on the Gixxer. It produces 14.8 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. This mill is mated to a 5-speed transmission.
The Bajaj Avenger is available in two variants. The base Avenger 150 gets a 149cc DTS-I engine producing 14.3 BHP @ 9000 rpm and 12.5 NM @ 6500 rpm. Its 220cc variant produces 18.8 Bhp @ 8400 rpm and 17.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm. Both are mated to 5-speed transmission.
The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 gets a 346cc mill producing 19.8 Bhp @ 5250 rpm and 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Both the Avenger 220 and Bullet 350 beat the Intruder in terms of power. However, the latter does comes with better features including front and rear disc brakes, and single-channel ABS.
Suzuki Intruder 150 vs Bajaj Avenger vs RE Bullet 350 price
The Suzuki Intruder is priced above the Gixxer SF at Rs. 98,340/-. This is more than the Avenger but less than the Bullet 350.
|Suzuki Intruder ABS||Rs. 98,340/-|
|Bajaj Avenger 150||Rs. 80,000/-|
|Bajaj Avenger 220||Rs. 89,000/-|
|Royal Enfield Bullet 350||Rs. 1,13,000/-|