2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180 vs Suzuki Intruder 150 - Spec Comparison

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

Bajaj Auto has refreshed its Avenger line with the 2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180. With the new cruiser, the brand is replacing the Avenger 150. The only competitor in the sub-200 cc cruiser market is the Suzuki Intruder 150.

2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Ebony Black press
The inclusion of flyscreen will help the new bike handle wind blasts better than the one it replaces.

The Suzuki Intruder 150 has an in-your-face styling, derived from its bigger 1,800 cc cousin. The bulky bodywork is muscular, and the bike features a full-digital instrumentation. The 2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180 on the other hand retains the Avenger’s trademark swanky cruiser-like design lines, with a raked-out front end and a small but fat rear tyre.

Specifications 2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Suzuki Intruder 150
Engine 180 cc DTS-I engine with air cooling 154.9cc SOHC air cooled
Peak Power 15.5 PS at 8,500 rpm 14.8 PS at 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm 14 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed 5-speed
Front Suspension Telescopic fork 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Twin rear shock absorbers Monoshock
Front Brake 260 mm disc Disc with single channel ABS
Rear Brake 130 mm drum Disc
Front Tyre 90/70x17 100/80 – 70
Rear Tyre 130/90x15 140/60R – 70
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres 11 litres
Kerb Weight 150 kg 148 kg
Wheelbase 1,480 mm 1,405 mm
Price INR 83,475, ex-showroom, Maharashtra INR 1,02,072, ex-showroom, Mumbai

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The Suzuki Intruder comes with a projector LED DRL, whereas the new Avenger comes with refreshed headlamp design with DRL strip. Despite the Avenger’s bigger engine, the power advantage is marginal, and the Intruder makes slightly more torque, that too at a lower rpm. The Intruder also features a monoshock, whereas the Avenger comes with 12% longer rear shock absorbers than the Avenger 150.

Suzuki Intruder 150 side view
The Intruder 150 has a curvaceous yet muscular design.

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The Intruder’s fatter tyres and the presence of a single channel ABS makes it a relatively better bike when it comes to braking. The Avenger has a slightly better range thanks to the 2-litre bigger fuel tank than the Intruder. Overall, the Intruder’s design and equipment command a considerable premium of INR 18,597 over the Avenger.

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