Wheelers Desk
Suzuki India’s quirky-looking cruiser, the Intruder, has received an update for 2019. The motorcycle now gets repositioned footpegs for better ergonomics. It also comes with a cushioned pillion backrest as standard, apart from a crash guard. Earlier, the pillion backrest was only available in the SP variant, and now it is likely Suzuki has done away with the variant altogether. Even the belly pan has been done away with in the 2019 model.
Another major change in the 2019 model is the introduction of a new colour: Metallic Matte Titanium Silver. Honestly, when you look at the bike, you’ll realise it’s just a glorified name for the copper and black dual tone colour scheme. That said, we’re yet to know whether the price is for the carburetted variant or the fuel-injected variant.
However, both have the same output, with the 154.9cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine producing 14.8PS at 8000rpm and 14Nm at 6000rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 5-speed transmission. Suzuki offers front and rear disc brakes with a single-channel ABS as standard. Suspension bits include telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear.