Suzuki Intruder BS6 Unveiled At Auto Expo 2020
Carb variant dropped, engine output reduced
The once popular Suzuki Intruder has been unveiled in an updated form at Auto Expo 2020 to comply with the upcoming BS6 emission norms. It's powered by the same 155cc motor that also propels the Gixxer and Gixxer SF models, which have also been updated to BS6 standards at the expo. Prices aren't out yet, but expect a hike of around Rs 5,000 once the bike is launched. Interested buyers can make a booking at Suzuki's stall at the expo.
While the Intruder was previously available in both carburetted and fuel-injected form, the BS6 version will be available only as a fuel-injected motorcycle. An additional catalytic converter helps the engine comply with the stricter emission norms, but as a result of this, engine output has dropped to 13.6PS and 13.8Nm.
The BS4 version produced 14.8PS and 14Nm, meaning quite a significant loss of 1.2PS and 0.2Nm. It now also lags significantly behind its biggest competitor, the Bajaj Avenger 220, which produces 19.03PS and 17.5Nm, though this bike is yet to receive its BS6 update. Its weight is also up by 3kg compared to the BS4 bike.
Aside from the changes to the motor, the Intruder remains unchanged, which means you get the same outlandish, polarising styling. Underpinnings are largely shared with the 155cc Gixxer range, meaning a single downtube frame suspended on a telescopic fork and monoshock. Disc brakes at both ends bring the Intruder to a stop with the help of a single-channel ABS system.