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Bajaj Auto recently launched the new Avenger Street 180 in India which replaces the Avenger Street 150. The new Avenger Street 180 now comes with a 180cc engine and will be the entry-level cruiser from Bajaj. The Avenger has been a popular model in the Indian market until the advent of Suzuki Intruder 150.
Yes, the Suzuki Intruder is a fierce challenger to the Bajaj Avenger Street 180. Both the motorcycles are equipped with modern features which adds to the premium look of the cruisers. But does the Intruder beat the Avenger Street 180? Let's find out in this detailed comparison of the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 and Suzuki Intruder 150 on design, specifications, features and price.
The overall design of the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 is borrowed from its elder sibling, the Avenger Street 220. Up front the Avenger Street 180 gets classic headlamp design with LED DRL, a small windscreen and wide handlebar. The low stance of the Avenger 180 gives it a big bike look.
The side profile of the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 looks identical to the Avenger Street 220 with the teardrop fuel tank and sculpted body panels. The new body graphics is similar to that of the Bajaj V series. The tail section of the cruiser features a new tail light, revamped pillion grab rail and short fender. The black alloy wheels, new Avenger insignia and the classic exhaust muffler adds to the looks of the motorcycle.
On the other hand, the design of the Suzuki Intruder is inspired by the bigger Intruder M1800 with a right mix of classic and modern design elements. Up front, the cruiser gets a triangular headlamp with LED DRL, a floating instrument cluster and a small cowl. Compared to the Avenger's design, the Intruder looks modern and stylish.
Coming to the side profile, the striking element of the Suzuki Intruder is the muscular fuel tank with massive shrouds. The motorcycle also gets an engine belly pan. The rear profile of the Intruder features a sculpted rear cowl which is similar to the design of the Hayabusa. The dual-port muffler with chrome treatment adds to the premium touch. Overall, the Intruder is stylish, but it could be overkill and the Avenger Street 180 features a simple yet elegant design.
Overall Design Rating
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 8/10
Suzuki Intruder 150 8/10
The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 is equipped with the new roadster design headlamp with LED DRL, new body graphics with larger insignia, newly designed tail lamp, wide handlebar, low slung seating position and new pillion grab rail. The Avenger Street 180 misses out on the new digital instrument cluster offered on the Avenger Street/Cruise 220.
The newly launched Bajaj Avenger Street 180 is equipped with telescopic forks up front and dual-shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are handled by 260mm disc at the front and 130mm disc at the rear. The cruiser also gets alloy wheels alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The Avenger Street 180 gets a 13-litre fuel tank which is decent enough, even for long rides.
The Suzuki Intruder 150 sports a stylish headlamp with LED position lamp, fully-digital instrument cluster, LED tail light, premium Intruder badging, twin exhaust muffler and front set footpegs aiding in relaxed riding posture. The low slung rider seat, and the pillion seat is plush and comfortable. The dual-colour theme goes well with the overall design of the Intruder 150.
The Suzuki Intruder is equipped with telescopic forks up front and monoshock suspension at the rear. The cruiser gets disc brakes at both the ends with optional single-channel ABS on the front wheel. Compared to the Avenger Street 180, the Intruder boasts more features and the addition of a single-channel ABS is icing on the cake.
Overa Features Rating
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 7/10
Suzuki Intruder 150 9/10
The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 draws power from a 178.6cc single-cylinder engine, air-cooled producing 15.3bhp @ 8,500rpm and 13.7Nm of torque @ 6,500rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 gets a 13-litre fuel tank and has a kerb weight of 150kg.
Powering the Suzuki Intruder is the existing 154.9cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 14bhp @ 8,000rpm and 14Nm of torque @ 6,000rpm. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The Intruder gets a smaller 11-litre fuel tank, and the kerb weight of the cruiser stands at 148kg.
Overall Engine Rating
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 8/10
Suzuki Intruder 150 7/10
The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 is launched in the Indian market with a price tag of Rs 84,499 ex-showroom (Delhi). Despite being a 150cc cruiser, the Suzuki Intruder is priced at Rs 99,995 ex-showroom (Delhi). With the number of additional features and unique design elements, the Intruder justifies its price tag, whereas the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 remains to be a value for money product.
The Bajaj Avenger has been a reliable brand in the Indian market, and the new 2018 edition of the cruiser is now even more appealing due to the addition of new design elements and features. The Avenger Street 180 replaces the Avenger 150 and is an affordable entry-level cruiser in the segment. If you are scouting for an affordable cruiser in India, then the Avenger Street 180 will do the job for you.
The Suzuki Intruder 150 is on the expensive side when it comes to entry-level cruisers in the market. But with its unique design and modern features such as digital instrument cluster and ABS, the Intruder justifies its price tag. If you are looking for a modern and stylish cruiser with all the bells and whistles, then the Intruder 150 perfectly fits the bill.