Suzuki has recently launched BS6 version of its cruiser motorcycle Intruder. To comply with the sticker emission norms the bike has been given a few updates. The bike now costs Rs 1.2 lakhs(ex-showroom) which is Rs 12,000 premium over the BS4 model. Let’s see if the Suzuki Intruder BS6 really judges the premium price tag over the BS4 model.
Design / Looks
The bike much or less remains the same. It continues to have the cruiser stance, bulky body, and somewhat retro design elements. The bike gets retro type headlamp shape design that somehow reminds the Harley-Davidson Street Glide. It gets large dual-barrel exhaust, which is now offered in most of the Suzuki bikes. The handlebar and the headlamp unit are separated uniquely that makes the design kind of love it or hate it but we personally appreciate Suzuki at least trying something different. The new BS6 model now comes with an additional red-black colour that gives it a somewhat fresh appeal.
Engine and Hardware
The Suzuki Intruder BS6 retains the same 155 cc air-cooled, fuel-injected engine but now with BS6 compliant. It churns out nearly 13.4 bhp max power at 8,000 rpm and 13.8 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. When compared to BS4 model, the power has gone down by 1.1 bhp and torque by 0.2 Nm. The same engine is currently shared with the Gixxer 155 BS6 but with a slightly different tune.
The hardware has remained the same as the predecessor. It continues to get telescopic suspension at front and mono-shock suspension at the rear. The braking duty is handled by the disc brakes for both wheels, which then assisted by single-channel ABS. The tyre size for the front wheels is 100/80-17 and for the rear is 140/60-17. Both the wheels are alloy wheels of 17-inch rim size. The bike now is 3 kg heavier than the BS4 mode, it now weighs 152 kgs.
The bike gets modern trendy features such as LED DRLs, LED taillamp, digital instrument cluster. The seats are very comfortable and have ample amount of space for both riders as well as the pillion. It gets premium backrest for the pillion so that the pillion sits for a longer period without any major pain.
The bike is cruiser bike so it competes for other cruising bikes in the price range. The major cruiser bikes in the price range are Bajaj Avenger 220 and Royal Enfield Thunderbird. Among them, Bajaj Avenger 220 is the most aggressive competitor, it offers great value for money over the features it offers.