The 250cc engine that came on the SF 250, will reportedly make its way on the Suzuki Intruder as well. The naked Gixxer will also get the same engine.
Suzuki has just introduced the new Gixxer SF 250, riding on a new 250cc oil-cooled engine. The manufacturer has now launched the fully faired version, while the naked version will debut later.
This new engine will also make its way on the Suzuki Intruder. The urban cruiser currently uses a 155cc engine that comes on the Gixxer. It is the least powered cruiser in India, right now.
Reports suggest that the quarter litre cruiser will be shown at the 2020 Auto Expo. Based on its launch period, we expect the changes to be more than a bigger engine onboard.
The new 249cc oil-cooled engine produces 26.5 BHP and 22 Nm of peak torque, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The power figures might be same, but the engine on the Intruder 250 might receive some tuning.
Main question is whether the Suzuki Intruder 250 look better than the 155cc variant? Suzuki has done the same thing with the Gixxer SF, which is now inspired by the SF 250. Probably the Intruder 155 might also receive a revamp.
It is likely to get a revised chassis, which will offer a better laid-back riding posture. The handlebars, foot pegs and the seat will also get some revision, to fit in the proper cruiser stance.
The suspension setup will be the same telescopic forks at the front and a rear monoshock. Instead of a single-ABS with front and rear discs setup, the Intruder 250 might get dual-channel ABS.
Talking about the cruiser’s performance in the market, the sales figures are running very low. In February, it remained unsold, while for the past few months, barely 500 units are sold every month.
Intruder will continue to lock horns with Bajaj Avenger. Meanwhile, the Avenger is now available with a 160cc engine too.