Suzuki Motorcyles India has launched the facelifted, 2019 Intruder 155 cruiser motorcycle. The motorcycle has received a slew of upgrades through the facelift. It’s priced at Rs. 1.08 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. As for the upgrades, the Suzuki Intruder 155 gets a new Metallic Matte Titanium Silver paint scheme, updated gear shift design, improvised brake pedal and a back rest for the pillion. The engine and gearbox remain unchanged, and so do the mechanicals.
Commenting on the launch of the updated motorcycle, Mr. Devashish Handa, Vice President, SMIPL, said,
We are delighted to start the new fiscal year with the launch of new INTRUDER which will fascinate the customers for a relaxed ride. With its modern-day design and premium appeal, Suzuki INTRUDER is an apt motorcycle for all the cruiser lovers in the country. The 2019 INTRUDER will offer a soothing daily commute as well as short weekend rides.
The Suzuki Intruder 155 continues to retain the 155cc four stroke engine borrowed from the Gixxer. This motor makes 14.6 Bhp of peak power and 14 Nm of peak torque. The four stroke engine is an air cooled unit that is carbureted and that features a two valve head. A five speed manual gearbox is standard.
The motorcycle gets an LED headlamp as standard. Notably, Suzuki has discontinued the non-ABS version of the Intruder from the market, and the motorcycle is available in a single variant now, with single channel ABS as standard. The motorcycle weighs 148 kilograms, and has a fuel efficiency rating of 44 Kmpl.
The Intruder competes with the Bajaj Avenger in the Indian market, but is priced much higher than the Avenger 150. With the Intruder, Suzuki has attempted to recreate a big bike feel, and it has more or less worked as buyers seem to be opting for the motorcycle in a big way. However, in terms of sheer numbers, the Bajaj Avenger is still ahead thanks to its value pricing.
The other relatively affordable cruiser motorcycles available in the Indian market are the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350/500 and the UM Renegade range of cruisers. However, these motorcycles are a lot more pricier than the Avenger and Intruder. They’re also a lot more powerful. Other cruisers in the Indian market sit in the Rs. 5 lakh+ category. From Harley Davidson to Kawasaki, a range of motorcycle makers offer cruisers. However, these cruisers are not meant for everyday use like the Intruder and Avenger. They’re meant mainly for weekend riding.