Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs. Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison — Is Intruder A Better Choice?

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Suzuki Motorcycle India is all set to enter the entry-level cruiser segment in the country with the introduction of the Intruder 150. The cruiser motorcycle borrows its design cues from the bigger Intruder M1800, which is currently sold in India.

The primary rival for the Suzuki Intruder 150 is the segment leader Bajaj Avenger 150. The Intruder 150 will also take on the Avenger 220 Cruise. The Avenger 220 might be powerful than the Intruder 150, but both the motorcycles get similar features. So, here is the detailed comparison of the Suzuki Intruder 150 and Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise.

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Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

Design

The Suzuki Intruder 150 is inspired by the Intruder M1800 and has a right mixture of classic cruiser styling and modern looks. Upfront, the motorcycle features LED headlamp and Suzuki's floating instrument cluster borrowed from the Gixxer.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

The overall design of the Suzuki Intruder 150 is butch with its flowing tank and bulbous shoulder line. The Intruder badging on the tank adds to the premium look of the motorcycle. The muscular fuel tank and the stylish twin port exhaust makes the Intruder 150 a unique motorcycle in its segment.

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Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

Coming to the Bajaj Avenger 220, the design is not as butch as the Intruder 150, but it has a classic cruiser look thanks to the spoke wheels and dual-tone colour scheme . A wide handlebar, long wheelbase and chunky rear tyre makes it a true-blue cruiser.

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Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

The Bajaj Avenger 220 misses out on the digital instrument cluster and LED headlamp. But if recent reports are to be believed, Bajaj is working on the next-gen avatar of the Avenger which is likely to be launched in 2018. We expect the new Avenger to be loaded with features.

Overall Design Rating

Suzuki Intruder 150 - 7/10
Bajaj Avenger 220 - 8/10

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

Engine Specifications & Gearbox

The Suzuki Intruder 150 draws power from the existing 154.9cc engine which also powers the Gixxer. The air-cooled, single cylinder engine develops 14bhp and 14Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.

A 220cc oil-cooled, twin-spark engine powers the Avenger 220, producing 18bhp and 17.5Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

The Bajaj Avenger 220 is a better motorcycle when it comes to the engine. The Intruder 150 is a 150cc cruiser which technically does not compete with the Avenger 220. But the Intruder 150 misses out on the oil-cooling and twin-spark technology.

Overall Engine Rating

Suzuki Intruder 150 - 8/10
Bajaj Avenger 220 - 8.5/10

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

Features

The Suzuki Intruder 150 is loaded with features such as LED projector headlamp and tail light, chrome twin-port exhaust, disc brakes at both the ends, monoshock suspension at the rear and single-channel ABS. The motorcycle also gets black alloy wheels.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

On the other hand, the Bajaj Avenger 220 is equipped with halogen headlamp and tail light, cruiser-style analog instrument cluster with digital display, wide handlebar, windscreen, chrome rearview mirrors and pillion backrest. The Avenger 220 gets spoke wheels.

The Bajaj Avenger 220 might feel slightly outdated due to the absence of digital instrument cluster, LED headlamp and ABS. But the Avenger 220 offers classic cruiser features such as wide handlebars and windscreen which the Suzuki Intruder 150 doesn't get.

Overall Features Rating

Suzuki Intruder 150 - 8/10
Bajaj Avenger 220 - 8/10

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

Pricing

The Suzuki Intruder 150 is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 90,000 to Rs 95,000 ex-showroom, whereas the Bajaj Avenger 220 is priced at Rs 89,690 ex-showroom (Delhi).

Both the Suzuki Intruder 150 and Bajaj Avenger 220 comes under the same price bracket. But the Intruder 150 edges out the Avenger 220 with its additional features.

Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise Comparison

Verdict

The Suzuki Intruder 150 looks muscular with its bulbous design, whereas the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise features a classic cruiser styling. The Intruder 150 does not get the chunky tyres, while the Avenger 220 is a true-blue cruiser with its classic design elements.

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