The Suzuki Intruder 155 had got some cosmetic updates last year. These included some new colours and some minor changes to the seat. This also included a change in the brake and gear pedals. Currently, the bike is BS4 complaint. The Suzuki Intruder 155 BS6 is expected soon along with the BS6 Gixxer 155 which will sport the same engine. Also along with this bike the Suzuki Intruder 250 BS6 is also expected which will make use of the engine on the Gixxer 250.
What will be changing on the Suzuki Intruder 155 BS6?
The engine of the BS6 compliant Gixxer will get fuel injection. The option of the carburettor will be removed. The update for fuel injection was given to the bike when the Gixxer got a facelift. The main change to the engine will be the minor detune for BS6. The fuel injection system will get different programming which will cut down the bikes emissions to BS6 acceptable levels. This will result in a slight drop in power. The torque is expected to remain the same. Currently, the bike is producing 14 bhp of power and 14 Nm of torque. The torque of the bike comes in early at 6000 rpm which makes it a great bike for the city. This engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The gearbox is not expected to change with the BS6 update.
Currently, the vehicle is available in 3 colours. There will be an addition of a few new colours. These are expected to be glossy colours. The bike already is designed for comfort. The addition of some touring accessories might make this bike a bit considerable for touring. Also, we expect to see some changes to the tyres of the vehicle. Overall the 17-inch tyres makes this bike look under tyred. The suspension tuning is also will see some change and it will be made a bit softer. The vehicle will also get a new instrument cluster. The bike will look more premium and it will have some minor change in fit and finish which will make it look much more robust and well built.
The bike will also get an improved SEP. SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) is a new developmental concept proposed by Suzuki. This alloys the bike to give better performance while maintaining a good economy. This gives the current generation Suzuki Intruder 155 an exceptional mileage of 45 km/l. This might be improved further.
Will the Suzuki Intruder 250 be a reality?
The engine of the Suzuki Intruder 250 will be the same as the Gixxer 250. We will have to wait till the BS6 engine on the Gixxer 250 is introduced. The launch of the BS6 version of the current vehicle will tell us about the future of the Suzuki Intruder 250. The Suzuki Intruder 155 is not doing great in terms of sales. The consumer base more prefers the Bajaj Avenger 160 Street over the Suzuki Intruder. The introduction of the 250cc version of the Intruder puts it in competition with the Bajaj Avenger 220 street.
There is no doubt the engine of this 250cc cruiser will be much better but this segment buyers don’t prefer performance over comfort. So the concept of the Suzuki Intruder 250 is expected at the Auto Expo 2020. The launch will be further down the months, way after the BS6 deadline. Also, do check out our video on the Suzuki Gixxer 250.