With the rising pollution levels in the country, the Indian government has notified the implementation of Bharat Stage emission standards IV (BSIV) nation-wide from April 1, 2017. Society of the Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has already conveyed this to the automobile industry that the leapfrogging the emission norms will not be changed or delayed for any reason. Therefore, Car and two-wheeler manufacturers are bound to get this done. The target is certainly tough, but the auto industry has begun making efforts to update their product lineup to the proposed notification.
Falling into the line, Bajaj Auto has announced the 2017 Avenger range adhering to the recently introduced BSIV compliant emission norms. The Pune-based bikemaker has already begun the production and sales of the 2017 Pulsars updated with BSIV engines. And the first bike to go on sale is the 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220F that has been priced at Rs 91,000 (ex-showroom, Thane). Besides this, the company is extensively working to update its entire lineup to cater the BSIV emission norms.
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Talking about the Bajaj Avenger range, the new Street 150, Street 220 and Cruise 220 were introduced in India last year. The new Avenger range has been doing really well for the home-grown bikemaker. For 2017, the Bajaj Avenger receives updated BSIV engine while the overall design and features remain unchanged.
Bharat Stage norms are similar to the European (Euro VI) regulations. According to an ARAI study, BS-IV standards set the emission limit for petrol and diesel engines. The limit for petrol engines stand at 1.00g/km of carbon, .10 Hydrocarbon and .08 of NOx( nitrogen oxide). And the diesel engines norms allow .50g/km of carbon, .25 of Nox ( nitrogen oxide), .30 for HC + Nox and .025 of particulate matter. Read – Bajaj Dominar 400 Is The Final Name Of Kratos VS400