– New Bajaj Avenger 180 is now available at Rs 83,475 (ex, Maharashtra).
– The Avenger 180 cruiser takes on the Suzuki Intruder 150.
– The cruiser uses a 17bhp, 178.6cc, air-cooled engine.
– The Avenger 180 misses out on the ABS and digital instrument cluster.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 Street has been launched in India at 83,475 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). Bookings for the cruiser have already begun at dealership level, and deliveries will be made in 8-10 days of the initial payment. Available in two paint schemes – Red and Black, the 2018 Avenger 180 makes use of 180cc, air-cooled DTSi engine churning out 15.5bhp and 13.7Nm of torque. This makes it more powerful than the Suzuki Intruder 150.
The updated model gets front disc brake, but misses out on the ABS (Anti-lock braking system) and digital instrument cluster. Design and styling of the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 is exactly similar to the 220 Street. Though, it gets revised seat for better riding comfort. Other key highlights include blacked-out theme, a smaller cowl, alloy wheels, a new grab rail and a matte black exhaust with an aluminium finish heat shield and tip.
– Revised seat
– Blacked-out theme
– Smaller cowl
– Alloy wheels
– New grab rail
– Matte black exhaust
– Aluminium finish heat shield and tip
– Spicy Red & Ebony Black Colours
The Pune-based bikemaker has silently introduced the new Avenger 180 in the Indian market. Sporting minor cosmetic upgrades, the cruiser has been priced at 83,475 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). This makes it just Rs 3,000 pricier than its younger sibling – Avenger 150, and around Rs 14,865 more affordable than its arch rival – Suzuki Intruder 150 respectively. Read – 2018 Bajaj Dominar – All You Need To Know
Most of its design and styling elements have been carried over from the Avenger 150 and 220. Though, the added chrome elements and new body graphics make it look refreshing. This cruiser motorcycle features new high-set handlebar with new design, newly designed fuel tank and slightly revised seats with better cushioning. The all-black treatment on the engine and alloy wheels add more to its sporty appeal. The cruiser also gets a matte black exhaust with an aluminium finish heat shield and tip, a new grab rail and a smaller cowl positioned atop its new headlamp.
One must note that the 2018 Avenger 180 is devoid of digital instrument cluster and ABS. Dimensionally, the new Avenger 180 measures similar to the 220 Street. Its overall length, width and height stand at 2,177mm, 806mm and 1141mm respectively. The motorcycle has a wheelbase of 1,480mm ensuring longer seats for both front and pillion riders. It offers a fuel tank capacity of 13-litre, and carries a kerb weight of 150kg. The cruiser is available in two paint schemes – Ebony Black and Spicy Red.
As mentioned above, the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 derives its power from a 180cc four-stroke engine with air cooled technology. It’s the same powertrain that does duty in the Pulsar 180. It can produce a top power of 15.5bhp at 8,500rpm against 13.7Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, thus making it slightly more powerful than the Avenger 150. Just so you know, the Avenger 150cc delivers power worth 14.3bhp against 12.5Nm. Transmitting power to the rear wheel is a five-speed manual gearbox.
Baja j hasn’t yet revealed the mileage figure of the bike. The updated model shares its carburetted engine with the Pulsar 180 that returns a mileage around 40-50kmpl.
Damping duties on the Avenger 180 are taken care of by telescopic with anti-friction bush at front and twin-shock absorber at rear. Similarly, the braking system is also carried over from the old model. The 2018 model year of the cruiser comes equipped with a 260mm front disc and 130mm rear drum brakes. However, it lacks ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).