Suzuki (Intruder) has very recently shifted its focus from selling large volume motorcycles to premium offerings. Our market is lured even by the simplest of products that offer practicality and style. Suzuki has worked on a scaled-down version of its premium motorcycles. The new entrant – the Suzuki Intruder 150 – is targeting the domestic buyer in the budget cruiser motorcycle segment. It comes with Japanese reliability and a stance that mimics the larger M1800R. This bike is sure to offer a bit of both world.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 154.90cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 14.60bhp and 14Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Suzuki Intruder 150 is BSVI-compliant.
The Suzuki Intruder 150 does look like a very stylish budget cruiser. At the front, it gets a large, protruding projector headlamp. The clear lens indicators are placed on either side of the aggressively styled visor. The tank, with its sloping design, looks cool. There are large tank extensions on the sides that give it a bulbous look. Towards the rear, it boasts of a curved tail section, a big split seat setup and a LED tail lamp unit.
It also has alloy wheels and a sharp-looking dual-port exhaust. The orange back-lit instrument cluster includes a fuel gauge, speedometer, tachometer, odometer, two trip meters and read-outs for the gear position and time. There is also an ABS light on the right side. You also get Eco and Power modes that light up on the display. Switchgear used is identical to the ones used on the Gixxer, and the quality is decent.
In terms of dimensions, the Intruder 150 is 2130mm in length, 805mm in width and 1095mm in height. Power delivery from the engine is linear, and the motor is very smooth. The motor feels quite peppy in the city. Throttle response is good, and the mid-range is nice and strong. It can reach a top speed of 115kph, but it tends to feel strained at this point. The engine is refined and loves to rev.
And the vibrations can barely be felt. A gearbox is a smooth-shifting unit and the exhaust isn’t particularly loud. At 148kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 170mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1405mm and a seat height of 740mm.
The Suzuki Intruder 150 has a fuel tank capacity of 11 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 44kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
You sit in a very relaxed posture, with the seat set low and the footpegs set towards the front. It is a typical cruiser-like riding position that we really like. The wide handlebars add to the comfort of the experience. Long rides should be a joy, considering how laid-back the seating is. It is also very easy to handle in the city. The seats are well-cushioned and provide good comfort. The bike feels very stable in a straight line, but it doesn’t enjoy being chucked around corners.
Ride quality is good as the bike simply soaks in bumps effortlessly. The braking performance is not bad at all. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a swing-arm. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a single downtube frame. The Intruder 150 runs on 100/80-17 tyres at the front and 140/60-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like digital instrumentation, premium backrest, LED tail lamp, projector headlamp, twin exhaust, ABS, matte paint finish, fuel injection technology and alloy wheels.
The Suzuki Intruder 150 is available in three shades like Black, Grey and Red and Grey. Black is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.
Prices and Variants
The Suzuki Intruder 150 is available in two variants: Intruder 150 Standard for ₹ 1.01 lakh and the Intruder 150 SP for ₹ 1.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the motorcycle, you can head to autox.
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