2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 vs Suzuki Intruder 150 – spec comparison


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

Suzuki entered the budget cruiser segment with the new Suzuki Intruder 150. In a bid to stay relevant, Bajaj recently launched the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street and Cruise variants.

2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise unveiled right side
Bajaj regularly organises rides under the Avenger FLG community.

The Avenger 220 twins have been in the market for quite some time. But for 2018, Bajaj has made cosmetic updates to make them look fresher. The two motorcycles now get LED DRL and a fully-digital instrument cluster. However, they have retained the old-school cruiser design. The Intruder draws design inspiration from the bigger Intruder range. Let’s see how they perform against each other specification-wise.

Specifications Suzuki Intruder 150 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise & Street
Engine 154.9cc SOHC air cooled 220cc twin spark DTS-I
Maximum Power 14.8 PS at 8,000 rpm 19.03 PS at 8,400 rpm
Peak Torque 14 Nm at 6,000 rpm 17.5 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed 5-speed
Front Suspension 41 mm telescopic fork Telescopic fork with anti-friction bush
Rear Suspension Monoshock Twin hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake Disc with single channel ABS 260 mm disc
Rear Brake Disc 130 mm drum
Front Tyre Size 100/80 – 70 – Tubeless 90/90 – 17″ 49P
Rear Tyre Size 140/60R – 70 – Radial Tubeless 130/90 -15′ 66P
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres Cruise- 13 litres; Street- 14 litres
Kerb Weight 148 kg Cruise- 159 kg; Street- 150 kg
Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi) INR 98,340 INR 93,466 (both variants)

The 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise has different ergonomics than the Street thanks to the Highway Comfort handlebar, and cushioned backrest. It also gets a windshield, which the Intruder misses out on. The Avenger Street gets a slightly sporty riding position because of Street Control handlebars.

Also Read: Suzuki Intruder 150 vs. Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Spec Comparo

On the safety front, the Intruder is superior to the Avenger, thanks to the inclusion of single-channel ABS. It also gets a rear disc brake. However, it gets a 2-litre smaller fuel tank, and is INR 4,874 more expensive. This is despite the fact that it makes 4.23 PS less power and 3.5 Nm less torque from its smaller engine.

2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street & Cruise – Image Gallery

Suzuki Intruder 150 – Image Gallery

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