Suzuki Intruder 250 To Launch 7th Oct
Suzuki Motorcycle will launch a new motorcycle on 7 October. This is confirmed by the latest teaser of the company, which read: “Introducing a higher ride.” Furthermore, not much information is revealed.
The text for a teaser image, which is like the digital speed meter of the Gixxer and Intruder motorcycles, has been imposed when you look closely. Since the Gixxer series with a 155cc and 250cc motor option has already been launched, this teaser is probably more or less indicative of the launch of the much-anticipated Intruder 250 cruiser motorcycle. We shared patent pictures of Intruder 250 in June of this year.
The current intruder is powered by the same 155cc motor that can be seen on the Gixxer 155cc. The two also share many components such as digital speed meter, brake system, and so forth. It has been the only time that the 250 Intruder was launched with Suzuki’s Gixxer 250 in India.
The New Suzuki intruder 250 is to share the existing Gixxer 250 engine as previously stated. It is powered by a single 249cc SOHC FI oil-cooled motor with a power ratio of 26.5 hp @ 9300 rpm and 22.2 nm @7300 rpm peak torque. The engine has an electric starting system with a 6-speed gearbox.
In comparison, 154,9 cc, single-cylinder, 4-hour, SOHC, air-chilled engine, with 14,8 HP peak power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm maximum torque at 6,000 rpm, receives the Intronder 150 FI. This engine gets mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Sizes of the new Suzuki Intruder 250, which is 2130 mm long, 805 mm wide, 1095 mm tall, 740 mm height, 1405 mm wheelbase, 170 mm floor lengths, 11 liters, will be more or less similar to the new Suzuki Intruders 150. In the range 165 kg, Kerb wt will be.
The cruising motorbikes’ demand is rising. It has long been the territory of Royal Enfield motorcycles such as the Classic, The Bullet, and the Thunderbird. In 2018, Jawa joined, Bajaj also launched Avenger – all to eat in Royal Enfield’s market share. But none succeeded, as RE has more than 85 % market share. In 2017, Jawa was launched by Bajaj.
Now in a couple of days, two new cruisers in India – both rival the Royal Enfield, are probably going to be launched. One from Honda (called Highness), the other from Suzuki (in the form of Intruder 250), will start on September 30, 2007.
With Suzuki Intruder 250 launched, Suzuki would mainly aim at the Bajaj Avenger series with a monthly sales volume of around 6k units. The intruder only manages 150 units per month in comparison.