Suzuki Motorcycles has entered the 150 cc cruiser motorcycle segment by launching the Intruder at a price of NRs. 309,900. Not to be mistaken with the Intruder M1800, which is a 1,800 cc behemoth, this one is a 155 cc model, which uses the same engine and underpinnings as the highly popular Suzuki Gixxer.
As the name suggests, its design is inspired from the larger Intruder cruiser bikes. The bike’s design is dominated by the front cowl housing the big headlamp unit flanked by fuel tank extensions. The rear gets a large dual-barrel exhaust and bulky rear cowl. The Intruder 150 shares the Gixxer’s engine, frame, suspension, brakes, wheels and tyres, but it’s been slightly modified to accommodate the cruiser styling. The front forks and rear monoshock have also been tweaked to suit the nature of the bike, and the swingarm is longer now.
The 155cc, singe-cylinder engine is carburetted, for now, and remains the same as the Gixxer. It makes 14.59 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The bike gets a single channel ABS on the front, 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 100-section MRF Nylogrip Zapper up front and a 140-section Zapper at the rear.
How the Intruder will fare off against the Avenger??? That remains to be soon. For now, stick with us.