Suzuki Intruder 800 and Maruti Alto 800: Colonial cousins

The numbers

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
Engine: 796cc, in-line, 3-cyl
Power: 46bhp, 69Nm
Gearbox: 5M, FWD
Fuel efficiency: 16.3kpl
Kerb weight: 725kg
Price: Rs 3.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Suzuki Intruder M800
Engine: 805cc, 45-deg V-twin, 2-cyl
Power: 50bhp, 65Nm
Gearbox: 1 down/4 up, RWD, shaft-driven
Fuel efficiency: 22.1kpl
Kerb weight: 269kpg
Price: Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Suzuki vs Suzuki:
Both are powered by 800cc Suzuki engines
Both are entry-level models in their respective line-ups
Both have a disc brake in front and a drum at the rear
Both have instrument panels that are half digital, half analogue
Neither of them have an tachometer
Both have digital clocks in the instrument clusters
Both have two outside rear mirrors – manually adjustable