Suzuki has launched the fuel injected version in order to give customers multiple options while buying the Intruder entry-level cruiser
Suzuki launched the Intruder 150 in India back in November 2017 and it marked the brand’s entry into the 150 cc cruiser category. With nearly 15,000 units sold, the Intruder 150 comes directly competing against the recently launched Bajaj Avenger 180. In response to the new aggressively priced base Avenger, Suzuki has now introduced the fuel injected version of the Intruder that costs Rs. 1.06 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The FI version was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida before entering the market and it commands nearly Rs. 7,000 premium over the standard carbureted version.
Suzuki debuted the Intruder in global market back in 1985 and the arrival of the bike in the Indian market enhances the brand’s appeal further here. With the new version, Suzuki aims to lure the young age buyers who have keen interest in cruiser motorcycles. The cruiser category has seen growing interest in India in last few years and Suzuki is aiming to grab a strong foothold in that segment.
The 2018 Intruder Fi features Suzuki’s Advanced Fuel Injection Technology with six sensors. They calculate optimal fuel needed for improved combustion and provide accurate throttle response at all engine speeds according to Suzuki. It is offered in two colours namely Metallic Oort/Metallic Matt Black and Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Matt Titanium Silver.
Speaking about the Suzuki Intruder 150, it comes powered by a 154.9 cc single-cylinder, air cooled petrol engine coupled with a 5-speed transmission. The engine is capable of churning out 14.60 bhp of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm.
The bike comes wearing a very global and flowing design that appeals to the buyers at the very first glimpse with signature styling inspiration from bigger Intruders. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with tubeless tyres. Braking duty is done by disc brakes on both front and rear wheels. For suspension duty, the Suzuki Intruder 150 comes equipped with telescopic front forks and monoshock at the rear.