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.

Specifications2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180Suzuki Intruder 150
Engine180 cc DTS-I engine with air cooling154.9cc SOHC air cooled
Peak Power15.5 PS at 8,500 rpm14.8 PS at 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque13.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm14 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Transmission5-speed5-speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic fork41 mm telescopic fork
Rear SuspensionTwin rear shock absorbersMonoshock
Front Brake260 mm discDisc with single channel ABS
Rear Brake130 mm drumDisc
Front Tyre90/70x17100/80 – 70
Rear Tyre130/90x15140/60R – 70
Fuel Tank Capacity13 litres11 litres
Kerb Weight150 kg148 kg
Wheelbase1,480 mm1,405 mm
PriceINR 83,475, ex-showroom, MaharashtraINR 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.

Also Read: Suzuki Intruder 150 FI – Auto Expo 2018 Live

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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