Priced at Rs 93,446 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new 2018 Bajaj Avenger gets slightly revised styling and new features.
India’s leading bike maker, Bajaj Auto has started New Year with few important launches. The company has launched the updated Discover 125 and re-introduced the 110cc Discover in the market. At the launch of new Discover range, Bajaj had showcased the 2018 Bajaj Avenger Cruiser and Street. Now, the company has announced prices of the 2018 Avenger 220 Cruise and Street variant. Both models are priced at Rs 93,466, ex- showroom, Delhi. Cosmetically, the new model receives new body graphics and additional features. Mechanically, though, the new Avenger series remains unchanged.
The Avenger range comprises of Street and Cruise variants with a choice of 220cc engine along with a 150cc unit that comes only with the Street grade. It was speculated that Bajaj will launch the Avenger 180 in the country; that didn’t happen. Talking about design highlights, the new 220 Cruise variant gets an inverted triangle headlight with LED daytime running lights on the sides, newly designed windshield. On the other side the Street variant gets LED DRLs positioned on lower portion of the headlight. Both models come equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster, with tell-tale lights on the tank display. Also Read – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes In India
The Cruiser bike range comes with two powertrain options – 220cc and 150cc – in Street and Cruise variants. While the 220cc version comes in both the trims, the 150cc unit is available only with the Street grade. As far as pricing is concerned, the 220cc version of the 2018 Bajaj Avenger is priced at Rs 93,466 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for both Street and Cruise variants. Read – Affordable Bajaj V Motorcycle Coming Early Next Year
The 2018 Bajaj Avenger series comes with several cosmetic upgrades in the form of new body graphics and new tech. For 2018 model year, the new Avenger 220 gets new LED headlights with daytime running lights a revised seat and a flush fitting fuel tank cap, a new grab rail and sissy bar. The motorcycle also gets new digital instrument cluster that look more appealing and gives more information that previous model. While the backlight on Street 220 cluster is amber in colour, the Cruiser 220 has a blue backlight for console. There is a red coloured strips across the fuel tank of the Street 220 along with a matte-finish paint job. On the other side, the Cruise 220 sports new graphics in silver on a white paint job.
The 2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 220 comes fitted to a tiny flyscreen on top of the round LED headlamp unit, which has silver bezel. At the back, it is equipped with a redesigned tail-lamp, which is also an LED unit. On the flip-side, the Cruise 220 gets a larger windscreen for improved wind-protection. Other changes in the Street include extra padding for pillion and new gaiters for travel area of the front forks. As for the current model, it features a highway comfortable handlebar, a cushioned pillion backrest, classic spoke wheels etc. On the other hand, the 150cc Street variant gets black finished alloy wheels, sporty pillion backrest and street control handlebar. Other bits on the Avenger include a low-slung seat and new Avenger insignia etc. Read About – Bajaj Pulsar 150, 180 and 220F Black Pack Editions
The Avenger range hasn’t received significant changes in terms of engine specs and transmission. Similar to the current model, the new Avenger range is available with two engine options – 220cc and 150cc. Both the trims – Street and Cruise – are available with the 220cc, single-cylinder motor churning out a maximum power of 19bhp at 8400rpm and 17.5Nm torque. On the other hand, the 150cc version is available only with Street trim. This model uses a 149cc, DTS-I engine that also powers the Pulsar 150. This motor dishes out a maximum power output of 14bhp at 9000rpm along with 12.5Nm torque at 6500rpm.
Transmission duties on the cruiser bike are taken care of by a 5-speed gearbox. It is expected that the 2018 Avenger will continue to use the same powertrains. While details on the specs are yet obscure, more information will be revealed in the coming days. Read – First Bajaj-Triumph Motorcycle To Be A 500cc Single
Dimensionally, the cruiser bike remains unchanged. Similar to the current model, the 2018 Bajaj Avenger continues to measure 2,177mm in length, and the Cruise 220 is slightly wider at 806mm against Street trims at 801mm. In terms of height, the Cruise 220 is 1142mm high while the Street variants are slightly lower at 1,070mm. The Avenger 220 comes with a 1,490mm long wheelbase, whereas the 150cc version sits on a slightly shorter, 1,480mm wheelbase. The ground clearance is 169mm and the kerb weight for the Street 220 is 150kg opposed to Street 150 that weighs 148kg. And the Cruise 220 is around 155kg. Read – This Modified Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Looks Like Baby Triumph Tiger 800
The cruiser bike comes equipped with telescopic with anti-friction bush up front and twin shock absorber at rear suspension units.
– New LED headlights with DRLs
– New digital instrument console
– Amber backlight for Street 220 console & Blue for Cruiser 220
– New body graphics
– Tiny flyscreen in Street 220 with silber bezel
– LED taillight
– Larger windscreen in Cruiser 220
Similarly, the braking system has also be retained from the previous model. The 220cc Avenger comes fitted with the 260mm disc units opposed to the 150cc Street version that uses 240 mm front disc brakes. At the back, all three trims get 130mm drum units. Bajaj might offer single-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) on the Street 220.
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