The Suzuki Intruder was the Bajaj Avenger’s main competitor.
The Suzuki Intruder cruiser motorcycle has been quietly discontinued in India. While no official statement has been issued, the Intruder has been removed from the company’s official website.
The Suzuki Intruder was introduced in 2017 as a rival to the Bajaj Avenger series, and it featured many of the same features as the Suzuki Gixxer platform, such as a refined engine, but with a completely unique design. Although the styling of the Intruder elicited mixed reactions, it must be said that the bike stood out among the sea of motorcycles on our roads.
In 2018, the Suzuki Intruder was updated with a fuel injection system, and in 2020, the BS6 compliant bike was introduced. It had lower peak power and torque than the BS4 bike, but more importantly, the BS6 update came with a significant price hike – the ex-showroom price was over Rs 1.20 lakh.
Suzuki also failed to update the features list to coincide with the price increase, and since the Intruder cost more than bikes like the Bajaj Avenger 220, it didn’t appear to work in its favor, as evidenced by its slow sales.
Despite this, the Suzuki Intruder’s discontinuation leaves the Bajaj Avenger 160 and 220 as the segment’s only cruiser motorcycle options.