Suzuki is all set to launch a new bike on November 7, 2017. Although Suzuki has not spilt any beans about the new bike, according to a photo that has surfaced online, this bike is expected to mark the manufacturer’s entry into the entry level cruiser market.
Recently leaked images suggest that the styling of the Intruder 150 will be based on the Intruder M800 and Intruder M1800. The styling of the new Intruder 150 is unlike any bike on sale in that segment. It is sharp and modern and flaunts hefty proportions. We particularly like the sculpted headlamp that looks as if it has been integrated into the swoopy fuel tank. The generous saddle (740mm seat height), beefy twin exhaust mufflers and chunky rear mudguard endow the new Intruder 150 with a visual appeal that will please many cruiser loyalists.
Talking about features the new cruiser gets LED projector headlamp and also LED tail lights. The chassis seems to be the same diamond-type frame seen on the stock Suzuki Gixxer, but the riding ergonomics are completely different with curved back handlebars and forward-set footpegs to better suit its cruiser DNA. It gets a dual-tone fairing in the front which wraps around the fuel tank and a low-slung seat. The new Suzuki cruiser bike will be powered by the same 155cc, single-cylinder motor as seen on the standard bike that puts out 14.8PS of power and 14Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. ABS is also likely to be offered. It is expected to be powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It might be the same powerplant that is offered on the Gixxer. Besides this, it might use the same front and rear disc brake setup as the Gixxer.
Expected to be offered at least in two colour options—silver and black, the new Suzuki Intruder 150 is likely to get telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock unit in the rear, while the braking could be handled by disc brakes on both ends. The new Suzuki Intruder 150 is expected to be priced under Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom) and will compete against the Bajaj Avenger 150, which is on sale for Rs 80,960 (ex-showroom, Delhi).