The recently-launched Intruder that draws purely visual inspiration from the bigger Intruder M800 and M1800 can soon be had with fuel-injection. The bike continues to use the Gixxer’s motor albeit with fuel-injection, we expect it to be priced around Rs 5-6000 more than the standard model, which will take its price above the Rs 1 lakh mark.
The Intruder is feature-rich, with a digital instrument console, an LED tail-light, a flush-fitting fuel tank cap and also ABS, none of which are on offer on the Bajaj Avenger Street 150 it competes with in terms of engine capacity. These features are also absent on the Avenger Street/Cruise 220, though it must be noted that the Intruder is priced substantially higher than its rivals from Bajaj.
Powering the Intruder is the Gixxer-sourced 154.9cc mill which produces 14.8hp at 8,000rpm and 14Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. While there’s no reason to doubt a comfortable highway performance, its 11-litre fuel tank will translate to a shorter range as compared to the Avenger, which has a 14-litre tank. The Intruder is targeted at those seeking a stylish, relaxed weekend motorcycle that can also double up as a commuter and its 740mm seat height and 148kg kerb weight will definitely contribute to its intent.
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