Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs. Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison — Battle Of The Entry Level Cruisers

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Suzuki Motorcycle India is looking to make a mark in the entry-level cruiser segment with the launch of the Intruder 150 cruiser. Suzuki's small cruiser motorcycle is primarily a smaller version of the Intruder M1800, which is on sale in India.

The Suzuki Intruder 150 will lock horns with the current segment leader, the Bajaj Avenger 150 and we bring you the specification comparison of the Suzuki Intruder 150 and Bajaj Avenger 150.

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Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

Design

Taking inspiration from the Suzuki M1800, the Intruder 150 mixes the relaxed riding posture with a modern design to match its cruiser motorcycle profile. At the front, the bike features LED headlamp, Suzuki's floating instrument console similar to the Gixxer.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

The Suzuki Intruder 150 has a butch look of a power cruiser with a flowing design and bulging shoulder lines along with the Intruder badging on the fuel tank. The bike also gets a massive and muscular tank which makes it stand apart in a crowded Bajaj Avenger bikes in India.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

As for the Bajaj Avenger's design, the cruiser is lean yet sporty with its alloy wheels and black colour theme. The Avenger 150 features a wide rear tyre and leaner front tyre revealing a true-blue cruiser styling. The Bajaj Avenger 150 is sleek, sporty and an aggressive looking cruiser motorcycle from Bajaj.

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Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

The Avenger 150 might miss on the digital instrument console and LED headlamp, but several reports suggest that Bajaj is developing the next-generation Avenger series and is expected to be launched in 2018, which could come with all the missing features on the current model.

Overall Design Rating

Suzuki Intruder 150 - 7.5/10
Bajaj Avenger 150 - 8/10

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

Engine Specifications & Gearbox

The Suzuki Intruder 150 will share the engine with the Gixxer and will be powered by the 154.9cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine producing 14bhp and 14Nm of torque. The unit comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

A 149cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine powers the Bajaj Avenger 150, developing 14bhp and 12.5Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed gearbox.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

The Suzuki Intruder 150 edges out the Bajaj Avenger 150 by the thinnest margin with higher torque figures. The Intruder 150 with 14Nm of torque will offer better performance at low and mid-range. That said, the Avenger ride and handles well in the city as well as on long journeys.

Overall Engine Rating

Suzuki Intruder 150 - 8/10
Bajaj Avenger 150 - 7.5/10

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

Features

The Suzuki Intruder 150 features LED projector headlamp and taillight, single-channel ABS, sporty chrome twin-exhaust, disc brakes at the front and rear with telescopic suspension at the front and mono shock for the back. The Intruder 150 features black alloy wheels.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

The Bajaj Avenger 150 features halogen headlamp and taillight, classic analog instrument cluster, street control handlebar, wide rear tyre for a stable ride, telescopic front suspension and twin shock absorber at the rear. The Bajaj Avenger 150 also features black alloy wheels.

Again, the Bajaj Avenger 150 feels slightly outdated with the analog meter console and halogen lights for the headlamp and taillight as well as the bike misses out on ABS.

Overall Features Rating

Suzuki Intruder 150 - 8/10
Bajaj Avenger 150 - 7.5/10

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

Pricing

The Suzuki Intruder 150 is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 90,000 to Rs 95,000 ex-showroom, while the Bajaj Avenger 150 is currently priced at Rs 81,459 ex-showroom (Delhi).

With additional features, Suzuki Intruder 150 is expected to be priced higher compared to the Bajaj Avenger 150.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 150 Comparison

Verdict

The Suzuki Intruder 150 looks muscular and chiselled, while the Bajaj Avenger leaves you with an impression of a true-blue cruiser. The Intruder 150 misses out on a wider rear tyre for a stable and cruiser styling, while the Bajaj Avenger 150 looks like a well thought out design.

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