The Suzuki Intruder 150 is the most recent entrant in the 150cc cruiser space. Let’s see how it performs against the only rival in the segment- Bajaj Avenger 150 Street.
The Bajaj Avenger 150 so far ruled the budget cruiser space in the market. The Avenger has a traditional laid-back American cruiser design with a low stance, circular headlamp, and raked out front forks. The Suzuki Intruder 150 has a more in-your-face design, with numerous curves and twin exhausts. Here’s how the two motorcycles fare on paper when pitted against each other.
|Specifications||Suzuki Intruder 150||Bajaj Avenger 150 Street|
|Engine||154.9cc SOHC air cooled||150cc twin spark DTS-I|
|Maximum Power||14.8 PS at 8,000 rpm||14.54 PS at 9,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||14 Nm at 6,000 rpm||12.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
|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||240 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||14 litres|
|Kerb Weight||148 kg||148 kg|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)||INR 98,340||INR 81,459|
The Intruder and the Avenger are almost identical on the power output, but the latter loses out on torque output marginally. The Avenger also does come with a rear disc brake, nor a single channel ABS. However, the bike features a 3-litre bigger fuel tank, at 14 litres. This would translate to better cruising range than the Intruder. The Intruder on the other hand, comes with an all-digital instrument cluster, apart from the radical design. Interestingly, the two motorcycles have the same kerb weight.
The price difference between the two motorcycles is INR 16,881. For that extra money, Suzuki gives you a motorcycle with unique styling, single channel ABS, and LED projector in the headlamp.