Suzuki Intruder BS6 Launched In India
It costs around Rs 12,000 more than before despite missing out on new features or cosmetic updates
- The Intruder BS6 is a tad less powerful than before.
- There are no changes to its underpinnings.
- Expect Suzuki to open bookings soon.
Suzuki has launched the all-new Intruder BS6 at Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). This makes the BS6 Intruder almost Rs 12,000 more expensive than before! When we say ‘all-new’, you may have assumed that the BS6 version has received new features or a major cosmetic update. But prepare to be disappointed as there are no updates on those fronts whatsoever.
What’s changed is the engine output. The new BS6-compliant motor with fuel injection makes 13.6PS and 13.8Nm, which is 1.2PS and 0.2Nm less than before. And due to the addition of a new cat-con, the weight has increased by 3kg, at 152kg. Apart from this, there are no changes to report. Even the underpinnings are the same as before.
A price hike of Rs 12,000 is a tad too much, especially when it doesn’t get anything new at all. In fact, even the KTM 200 Duke had received a price hike of over Rs 10,000, but KTM justified it by completely changing its looks and adding new features. The other cruiser in this category is the Bajaj Avenger Street 160, which is all set to be launched in its BS6 avatar soon. However, it is likely to be priced around Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom).
Here’s the official press release from the company for more details
Suzuki Motorcycle India launches BS6 compliant Modern Day Cruiser: Suzuki INTRUDER
New Delhi, March 20, 2020: Expanding its BS6 motorcycle portfolio, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today announced the start of sales for its BS6 Compliant modern day cruiser – INTRUDER.
Carrying forward the lineage of the legendary INTRUDER, the BS6 compliant INTRUDER has all aluminum 4 stroke, single cylinder 154.9cc engine with cutting edge SEP and Fuel Injection Technology delivering top class power, performance and fuel efficiency. With all the new updates, the engine produces less emission and provides a smoother riding experience without hindering performance.
Commenting on the launch of BS6 compliant INTRDUER, Mr. Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India said, “With INTRUDER, Suzuki forayed into the cruiser segment and began the era of ‘Urban Brotherhood’. As a modern day cruiser, the motorcycle offers premium appeal and distinctive on-road presence fulfilling daily need and making weekend rides enjoyable and exciting. We are sure that the BS6 compliant Suzuki INTRUDER will add many likeminded members to the Brotherhood clan.”
The new BS6 compliant Suzuki INTRUDER is available in three colour options – Metallic Matte Black / Candy Sanoma Red, Glass Sparkle Black / Metallic Matte Titanium Silver and Metallic Matte Titanium Silver. The motorcycle retails at INR 1,20,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) across all exclusive Suzuki Motorcycle India showrooms.