Suzuki Launches Intruder M800 in India

Suzuki, the brand that is synonymous with superbikes all across the globe has now launched a new bike for the Indian market. The product this time is the Intruder M800 which falls under the category of a cruiser bike. With growing demand for these bikes in the Indian scenario, this bike would aid the company in projecting its sales figures to new heights.

The Intruder M1800R is already prevalent in India. But, its high performing engine was not suited for the Indian roads which is why the same model with a slightly lower powered engine is launched.

The M800 has been launched in 12 cities so far in the Indian sub continent including Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. Regarding the launch of the bike, Mr Atul Gupta, Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) said, “The Intruder M800 is more focused as an entry level cruiser which performs like its bigger brother giving a chance to the Indian youth to step in to the world of performance biking.”

The bike is powered by a 805 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-Twin engine mated with a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox. The fuel injection system with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) delivers smooth low to mid rpm throttle response and high torque output. The bike is also equipped with an automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) system which eliminates the choke and shortens the engine’s warm up time. For precise control of the bike, the M800 is equipped with a Powerful 32-bit-prosessor Engine Control Module (ECM). In order to cut down the emission from the exhaust, a Pulsed AIR (PAIR) injection system is also fitted on to this bike.

Just like any other macho looking cruiser, the M800 is also visually pleasing with too much of chrome pinch all over the body of the bike. The chrome runs all along the engine as well. The bike is known for its one of the weirdest looking headlamp shape coupled with its fairing. The instrument cluster of the Intruder M800 is integrated with its distinctive headlight cowl to the purposeful tailsection. The instrument cluster boasts of a fuel gauge and a clock too. The silver finish extends to the wheels too. The dimensions of the wheels are 16 inch for the front and 15 inch rear wheels.

The 41mm inverted front forks add sporty looks and performance. The rear tail section is an all LED which looks gorgeous to look from the rear. Also, the rear light is housed within a casing so as to offer an entirely all new look.

Here is the brief spec list of the newly launched Suzuki Intruder M800

Engine Type : 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, Liquid-cooled, OHC, 45°V-twin
Bore x Stroke : 83.0 mm x 74.4 mm
Engine Displacement : 805 cc
Compression Ratio : 9.4 : 1
Carburetion : Fuel injection
Oil Capacity : 3.7L
Ignition : Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Starter System : Electric
Lubrication System : Wet sump
Transmission : 5 speed constant mesh
Primary Drive Ratio : 1.690 (71 / 42)
Final Drive Ratio : 3.503 (17 / 15 x 34 / 11)
Frame Type : Double cradle (steel)
Rake / Trail : 33.15′ degrees / 141 mm (5.6 in.)
Suspension : Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear : Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Wheel   Front :16 M/C x MT3.00
Wheel Rear : 15 M/C x MT4.00
Brake Front : 2 piston calipers, 300 mm disc
Brake Rear : Drum brake
Tyre Front : 130/90-16M/C 67H tubeles
Tyre Rear : 170/80-15M/C 77H tubeless
Fuel Tank : 15.5 L (4.1 US gal.)
Overall Length : 2,395 mm (94.3 in.)
Overall Width : 890 mm (35.0 in.)
Overall Height : 1,105 mm (43.5 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,655 mm (65.2 in.)
Seat Height : 700 mm (27.6 in.)
Curb Mass : 269 kg  (593 lbs.)

The bike is available in 3 different colours Viz Metallic Oort Grey, Pearl Nebular Black and Candy Max Orange.  Coming to the most important aspect of the bike which is the pricing, the cruiser is priced at INR 8,80,000 (8.8 lakh).

So, what do you think will be the prospect of this bike in the Indian market. Leave your comments in the form of words below.

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