Suzuki Intruder 800 and Maruti Alto 800: Colonial cousins

It’s an unmistakably thrilling feeling to be at the border and witness the parade by soldiers on both sides, ending with a perfectly coordinated lowering of both the flags.

As the carefully choreographed contempt plays out to its conclusion for the day, our tryst with Punjab’s most historic and spiritual city also draws to an end.

One final visit to the Golden Temple and we set off back to the capital of the country. Neither of the two vehicles has any proving left to do. Like its older sibling, the Intruder M800 is a mile-muncher and instant attention guarantee. And while the Alto may not be a head turner, it’s still the one ruling the streets across the country. Peace out.

(Words: Devesh Shobha, Photos: Nitin Rose)