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Old 1st November 2017, 18:23   #31
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IMO, it looks ugly to the core, especially the rear seat and the fender below it. It reminds me the ugliest rear of a bike till now after LML Adreno & Hero Karizma.
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The tyres are super skinny for that body.
They could have avoid that unnecessary fairing on the side of the petrol tank. Would have made the bike look better IMO.
But seriously, those tyres...!

They should have just launched the GZ150 at a great price.
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While the design does look ugly, I would not be wrong to predict someone buying this motorcycle only to make it look mean with massive tyres on it. Change the tyres and this motorcycle will look proportionate for sure.

The weird style and potential big bike look coupled with affordable pricing will surely attract customers from all over India. Most 150cc motorcycles are either naked or sport styled. Apart from the Avenger, there is barely any competition in this segment of 150cc motorcycles.

Glad to see buyers getting a choice but at the same time, I wished there was some thought process in the design and proportion for a smaller engine. If this sells in numbers, we might see larger engine options soon. India is a price sensitive market and motorcycling upgrades are targeted towards most 100cc motorcycle owners. Tier 2 and tier 3 cities will surely want this as a long distance companion with affordable running costs.

The motorcycle looks like a gixxer was modified to look like an Intruder on a budget. That is possibly what was decided by Suzuki India as well.
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I really cant get my head around the design. I don't really understand the bulkiness of the vehicle to the displacement ratio. Suzuki has some really cool looking bikes but some how this for me wouldn't be put in the same league.

Its definitely polarizing and downer for me. Just cant digest the tail light area, gives me the creeps. The 200-400 cc segment has seen a massive growth in the last couple of years and suzuki seems to be missing out on all the action. Imagine the reworked Intruder 400 being introduced. I am sure it would have a good following here in India.
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I am really confused with if I like it or I hate it.

If I just look at each part individually, I like it. Its beautiful.
On the other hand, if I look at the entire bike at a whole, I don't really like it.

Suzuki seems to have messed up on the proportions.
A fatter tires (at the front as well as the back) and a bigger engine would have been more suitable.

About the takers, I think this bike might sell in "ok" numbers depending on the pricing.

Coming to the competition,
The Avenger
  • Looks more subtle and proportionate comparatively.
  • Is reliable and been around since ages.
  • Has multiple engine options .
  • Has multtiple styling options.

UM motorcycles.
Tho a bit bigger on the engine size, are cruiser class and come in a similar budget sizes.
  • It's not really been a game changer(looks and power wise).
  • The numbers as not very impressive.
  • Dealer and service network still remains a question.
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It reminds me the ugliest rear of a bike till now after LML Adreno & Hero Karizma.
Hero Karizma had ugly rear? Do you mean the Hero-buell Karizma?
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The handlebar looks like that from a scooter. A simple fuel tank design i guess would have made this much more attractive. Tire profile is ideal for a 150cc segment but the bloated design makes them appear puny.

I dont think this can be priced below gixxer SF. OTR bangalore of gixxer SF is 1.21L (ABS+FI) where as Avenger 220 costs 1.03L. So a 150 cc bike costing above 1.3-1.4L, well may not sell that much
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Hero Karizma had ugly rear? Do you mean the Hero-buell Karizma?
Yes, the Karizma which was launced by HERO as a complete new model. Old Karizma was a stunner.
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Guys, Bike advice now has updated the scoop post to a possible lauch date of 5-7th Nov which means that the story adds up.. Also When leaks start to surface, we all know that some of it is deliberately played to create pre-launch buzz....

Link to the BA scoop:

https://bikeadvice.in/suzuki-150cc-c...aunch-details/
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Only thing missing in this design is a steering wheel. 150cc on this design is a poor choice. Unless off course they will sell this around 1l or less then it becomes slightly attractive.

Irrespective of what the price is the number of takers will be less. Gixxer sells because it looks like it's 1000cc sibling and handles quite well. On the other hand this bike looks just too much for any purpose.

Failed design and I will eat my humble pie if market shows differently post launch.
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Failed design and I will eat my humble pie if market shows differently post launch.
I think this is going to sell quite crazily in the indian market. Folks who cant afford a proper royal enfield will be heading straight to the suzuki showrooms.
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We finally have a successor to the Buell-Hero Karizma, I'd say.

For a 150cc, this bike looks like a cheap Karol Bagh mod job if not for the Suzuki badge.

Seen kids with better sketch designs in the last page of their classwork notebooks than what they have done with this.

You're Suzuki, the manufacturer of the legendary Hayabusa. Get a grip!
I think this will be worse than karizma. The wheels and low profile radial tyres have been lifted straight off a gixxer. They don't belong on a cruiser. The rear fender extension with number plate and indicators are also so out of place. Definitely looks more like a gixxer mod job.

If suzuki wanted a template to work with, they could have looked to W800. Intruder is a bad choice. I myself avoided gixxer and went for Hornet because of the rubbish pillion seat. A classic bike design along the lines of W800 would have been a good choice with potential.
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Folks who cant afford a proper royal enfield will be heading straight to the suzuki showrooms.
Folks who end up affording this bike can definitely afford the enfield. And those who can afford that RE over priced bullets can afford a Dominor. I am waiting to eat my humble pie but i do not see this selling in numbers. It doesn't even look like a wannabe eliminator which i actually liked(but they launched it at such a price a bullet was better buy then). My 500cc cost me 63K and it has turned into an investment now
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This is all that comes to my mind when I see this bike on a 150 cc engine...

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Most owners of the bike in India will not have heard of the larger Intruder and will hence not know about it's heritage. The real world pictures show that the bike is big and really does stand out in a crowd and that's what exactly what a lot of Indian buyers like! I think Suzuki will do decent numbers with this bike and I appreciate the fact that they are taking a bit of a risk with this offering.

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The keyhole for the ignition is mounted over the Intruder-like headlamp and AHEAD of the front visor.
If I understood this correctly (and the below image from the same link seems to back this up), cops are gonna love this feature! When they stop an erring motorcyclist on the roads, they can pull out the keys faster than the owner can! Try haggling with the cops after that .

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So dont be surprised if you see Intruder 150 owners being the most law abiding motorcyclists around!
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