Looks and Styling: Bajaj Avenger 150:
The Bajaj Avenger 150 looks very much similar to the Harley Davidson street 750, but is very impressive since it looks neat and well finished from all perspectives. The front head lamp remains plain and does not get a bikini fairing. The engine gets a matte black paint scheme. The motorcycle also gets alloy wheels. The exhaust too comes with a black matte paint scheme. The single pod odo-speedo and trip meter look decent, but are not upto date.
The rear section does not get LED lights. The grab rails can come into aid for the pillion to hold on to. The Avenger gets a 14 liter fuel tank, it also gets the fuel indicator placed on the tank which is easy to read. I personally do no like the bulky indicators on the Avenger. The Avenger is a motorcycle currently loved by the youngsters and middle aged people. The design and outlook is not very fancy but is neat and simple that can easily attract a lot of eyes.
Suzuki Intruder 150:
The Intruder 150 is the smaller version of its older brother the Intruder M1800. It almost looks similar to the older Intruder. The Intruder might look a little too over done for a 150cc motorcycle. The first and the most attractive thing I find on the Intruder is the dual port exhaust it looks gorgeous.
The Intruder gets a bikini fairing for the headlamp and it also gets a projector light which is a smart move by Suzuki, the indicators are placed high and do not tend to break very easily. Coming to the side profile, the long looking tank with a fuel capacity of 11 liters comes down to a wide seat for the rider.
The rear section gets the tail lamp in-between the grab handle and a fat plastic panel. The taillight looks neat and sleek. The motorcycle gets the same instrument panel that the Gixxer gets. It is an all digital cluster loaded with features like Gear shift indicator, clock, trip meter, rev limiter light and much more.
Engine, Brakes and Suspension: Bajaj Avenger 150:
The Avenger gets a 150cc, single cylinder, four stroke engine that produces 14.34 BHP ah 9,000 RPM. The engine produces a maximum torque of 12.5 Nm at 6,500 RPM. The fuel is delivered through a carburetor and the engine is air cooled. The engine is mated to a 5 speed gear box. The front gets a 240mm disc brake where the rear gets only a drum brake. The front gets a telescopic suspension and the rear gets a conventional dual shock absorbers.
Compare Detailed Technical Specifications Of Suzuki Intruder 150 Vs Bajaj Avenger Street 150
Suzuki Intruder 150:
The Intruder gets the same engine that is seen on the Gixxer 155. The engine is 154.9cc, single cylinder, four stroke engine that produces 14.59 BHP at 8,000 RPM. The engine produces a maximum torque of 14 Nm at 6,000 RPM. The fuel is delivered through a carburetor and the engine is air cooled. The engine is mated to a 5 speed gear box. The front gets a 270mm disc brake with a single channel ABS and the rear gets a 220mm disc. The front gets a telescopic suspension and the rear gets a mono shock suspension that Suzuki say has been tuned to dampen more of the vibrations caused by the pot holes and bumps.
The Intruder is certainly a better choice when it comes to the engine and features since it is more modern in all ways. The inclusion of ABS is a very smart move by Suzuki even though it is single channel.
The Intruder is priced aggressively and is sure to set a benchmark in the market, but can it remove Avenger from its current position? Stay tuned to the shoot out review to find out the results.
By: Rishath Suresh