The new Suzuki Intruder is a 155 cc cruiser motorcycle, with a very distinctive design.
It's an all-new motorcycle, yes, but its underpinnings are borrowed from the hugely successful 155 cc Suzuki Gixxer.
At first glance it looks like a bigger and heavier bike than it actually is, and that is definitely a big plus point for the image conscious buyer, who will be looking for an affordable, yet premium looking cruiser motorcycle.
The front end certainly looks the part of a premium cruiser, with those big bike looks.
Despite the critique, the new Intruder certainly attracts a lot of attention on the street though, and love it or hate it, you certainly can't ignore the bike's presence.
The flamboyant design has been replicated on the 155 cc cruiser complete with the fuel tank extensions and the triangular headlamp.
The pillion seat has been moulded in such a way that it resembles that of a cowl and gives a single-seat illusion.
Suspension duties on the bike are handled by telescopic forks up front while a monoshock unit serves purpose at the rear.
The 155 cc single-cylinder engine is tuned to produce 14 bhp while peak torque of 14 Nm kicks in at 6000 rpm.
The exhaust too is a different unit than that of the Gixxer. So, it does sound slightly different than that of its sibling.
Going with the cruiser credentials, the riding position is relaxed and stretched out with forward-set foot pegs for a feet-forward riding position.
It may be styled with cruiser elements, but the bike's ergonomics are designed keeping in mind the daily commute and easy riding in and around the city.
Friendly ergonomics, compact handlebar, and a wide and easily accessible 740 mm seat height make the new Suzuki Intruder a friendly and comfortable riding position.