Suzuki may be planning the launch of a new Intruder model which is likely to debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. As of now, there has not been any confirmation from the brand about the launch timeline, but the model might be slated for 2020 and is expected to use a 250cc engine updated to BSVI standards.
The Intruder 155 gained a lot of traction when it was launched, as the bike came with big-cruiser styling, but the sales declined due to the under powered motor and the lack of a wider rear tyre to complement the bulky rear end. The 250cc variant is likely to solve the performance problems and Suzuki is likely to give the bike an overhaul in the styling department which may include LED headlights, revised instrument console which is likely to be based on the newly launched Gixxer 250 SF and a reworked rear-end with a wider section tyre, which is quite disappointing on the Intruder 155.
The engine on the new Intruder is likely to be shared with the fully faired Gixxer SF 250 which employs an advanced oil-cooling system known as Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS) and comes with an engine displacement of 249cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve SOHC block that produces 26.5 PS of power @ 9000 RPM and 22.6 Nm of torque @ 7500 RPM coupled to a 6-speed transmission.
The lower spec Intruder 155 may not be discontinued and will be sold alongside the 250cc model but the Intruder 155 is likely to be updated with new design features. The mechanical hardware is likely to be shared to keep the cost in check and both bikes are likely to use a conventional front fork and a monoshock suspension on the rear. Both bikes are also likely to share the brakes setup and are likely to have disc brakes on both ends with the Intruder 155 being equipped with a single-channel ABS and the Intruder 250 with a dual-channel ABS.
In terms of competition, the Suzuki Intruder will directly compete with the Bajaj Avenger series.