01:40 PM: That’s all folks from the Suzuki Intruder 150 launch in India. To wrap it up, the Intruder 150 is priced in India at INR 98,340 (ex-showroom). The bike is powered by the same engine that powers the Gixxer twins, but is tuned to deliver higher torque output of 14 Nm as compared to 12.5 Nm of the Gixxer. The bike also gets ABS as standard. According to the company, the Intruder 150 is a modern cruiser and does not have any direct competition. However, we think the bike competes against the Bajaj Avenger 150 Street in the Indian market.
01:35 PM: The Suzuki Intruder 150 gets ABS as standard, talk about safety. Dimensionally, the bike measures at 2130 mm long, 805 mm wide and 1095 mm tall, while the saddle height stands at 740 mm.
01:15 PM: Suzuki Motorcycle India claims that the Suzuki Intruder 150 is a modern cruiser motorcycle that has no direct competition. Although, we think that the bike will compete against the Bajaj Avenger 150 Street. Check out the walk around video of the Suzuki Intruder 150.
12:57 PM: In the meantime, here is our complete launch coverage of the Suzuki Intruder 150. Checkout the following link.
Suzuki Intruder 150 cc motorcycle Launched; Priced in India at INR 98,340
12:53 PM: Suzuki claims that the Intruder delivers a fuel efficiency of 44 kmpl. The company says it has tweaked the gear ratios on the Suzuki Intruder. Similarly, the air box is bigger as compared to the Suzuki Gixxer, while the exhaust system is different too. This helps in higher torque output, and better combustion.
12:48 PM: The Suzuki Intruder has been launched in India at a price of INR 98,340 (ex-showroom). Decent pricing there. The bike will compete against the Bajaj Avenger 150 Street.
12:43 PM: The Suzuki Intruder is powered by a 154.9 cc, singe-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is capable of producing 14 bhp of maximum power at 8,000 RPM and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
12:38 PM: And here is the bike in itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to the Suzuki Intruder 150 in all its glory.
12:29 PM: Satoshi Uchida, MD, Suzuki Motorcycle, joins stage to introduce the Suzuki Intruder 150 in India. Hold your breathes as the bike is about to be introduced.
12:22 PM: Suzuki Motorcycles India plans to increase its market presence in India by opening more dealerships in the country. The company plans to have 1,000 dealerships by end of FY 2017-18 and around 1,300 by end of 2020.
12:19 PM: Suzuki is also promoting motorcycling culture in India. The company has successfully organized motorcycling events like the Gixxer Cup and the Hayabusa Day to promote biking brotherhood in the country.
12:16 PM: The company claims that the growth in market share has been a result of enhanced product portfolio in India. The company has products like the Suzuki Access & Access 125, Suzuki Lets scooter, Suzuki Gixxer & Gixxer SP and the Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Gixxer SF SP.
12:12 PM: Sanjeev Rajasekaran speaks about Suzuki’s market growth in India. Suzuki’s market share has grown to 5.3% from April-September 2017. Mr. Rajasekaran claims that Suzuki has grown faster than the Industry’s growth rate.
12:05 PM: Sanjeev Rajasekaran, EVP, Suzuki Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) joins the stage to address the launch proceedings. Mr. Rajasekaran speaks about the growing two-wheeler market in India and the changing market dynamics.
12:01 PM: And finally, the proceedings for the Suzuki Intruder 150 launch event are underway. Stay tuned for more updates.
11:57 AM: As can be seen from the spy images, the Suzuki Intruder 150 gets its design inspiration from the bigger sibling – Suzuki Intruder M1800R. The bike features a big headlight, huge fuel tank with elongated tank shrouds, wide seats and large tail section.
11:52 AM: While we are at it, here are few more spy images of the Suzuki Intruder 150. While few are spy images from the media drive, others are from the TVC shoot in Ahmadabad.
11:40 AM: Suzuki India has been very tight-lipped about the new cruiser motorcycle for India. However, the Intruder 150 has been spied quite a few times in India while testing and on TVC shoots. Check the images here.
11:28 AM: Suzuki Motorcycle India claims that “India is all set to witness a new definition of MORDENity.” Stay tuned to India.com Auto for more updates on the Suzuki Intruder 150.
11:23 AM: We are at the launch of the all-new Suzuki Intruder 150 cruiser motorcycle in Delhi as Suzuki Motorcycle India is all set to unveil a new chapter in Indian two-wheeler market.
Suzuki Motorcycles India is all set to start an all-new chapter in the Indian biking brotherhood, as the company plans to launch the Suzuki Intruder 150cc cruiser motorcycle today in India. The Intruder 150 will be based on the Gixxer platform and will share its mechanicals with the naked sibling. Suzuki has been testing the bike in India for the past few months while brochure and other details of the Intruder 150 have already been leaked on the internet. Being a niche offering, the Suzuki Intruder 150 will compete in the entry-level cruiser segment against the Bajaj Avenger 150 Street. Also Read: Suzuki Intruder 150 India Launch Today – Watch Live Streaming
With that being said, the Suzuki Intruder 150 will share its engine with Gixxer. The 154.9cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled engine produces 14 BHP of maximum power while developing a peak torque of 14 Nm at 4,000 RPM. This motor comes mated to a 5-speed transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. That said, the same engine on the Gixxer develops 12.5 Nm of peak torque while power output remains same. Read More: Suzuki Intruder 150 New Spy Images Reveal Design & Other Details
As far as dimensions are concerned, the Suzuki Intruder 150 measures at 2130 mm in length, 805 mm in width and 1095 mm in height, while the bike gets a saddle height of 740 mm. The overall design of the Intruder 150 is quirky to say the least. The front section of the cruiser is highlighted by a huge headlamp assembly that gets LED projector lights. The bulbous appearance is carried over to the large fuel tank that also gets long tank shrouds while the tail section is set low and unnecessarily long as well. The bike gets wide handlebars with a digital display, LED taillights, dual port exhaust and 17-inch alloy wheels among others. Checkout: Suzuki Intruder 150 – Photo Gallery
Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic forks up front along with a mono-shock setup at the rear. The bike comes equipped with disc brakes at both the ends, which are similar to the Gixxer. However, we are not sure if the company will offer ABS as an option or not. Coming to the prices, we expect Suzuki Motorcycle India to launch the bike in the price range of INR 75,000 to INR 80,000 (ex-showroom).[“Source-india”]