Bajaj Avenger was mainly due for the update from a long time about 10 years. Now Bajaj has realized the importance of Cruiser Segment in India and has launched two body styles – Cruise and Street Bajaj Avenger bikes with updated design while heart remains same.
Well the bad part is the new Avenger comes only with Cosmetic Update while Engine remains same from the Oldies. Avenger has grown by 26%, while the motorcycle market has grown by 9% which hints at the opportunity leisure cruising segment presents.
Bajaj Avenger 150 Street
The smallest Avenger to go on sale is the Bajaj Avenger with 150cc Engine pointing towards you generation who want an offering that is easy to commute while also enjoyable during the weekend cruising trips and doesn’t dig a hole in their pocket.
The 2015 Bajaj Avenger Street 150 comes with the same modern styling as the Street 220 but gets a new midnight blue shade finished in matte. The Street 150 measures the same as the bigger models in dimensions while the kerb weight stands at 148 kgs.
The Bajaj Avenger Street 150 uses a 149cc single-cylinder engine tuned to produce 14.5 PS at 9000 RPM and 12.5 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike gets telescopic front forks and twin shocks at the rear while braking performance comes from there’s a 240 mm disc at the front and a 130 mm drum at the rear.
The cruiser comes with a lowered handlebar, new grab rail, alloy wheels, striking yellow graphics, clear lens indicators, new instrument cluster with a digital meter, revised cushion with added foaming for enhanced comfort, brighter headlamp and comes with the exceptional price of Rs 75,000($1136)
Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise & Street
While the other Avenger series are 220 Cruiser & Street. In terms of upgrades, the 2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 models comes with new brand insignia and new graphics among a host of other upgrades. The 220 Cruise retains the styling from the outgoing Avenger but is now induced in chrome and comes with a well padded and wider backrest, wider rear tyre, raised handlebar and optional windshield for easy cruising. The Bajaj Avenger 220 Street gets a more stealthy looking appearance with a matte black and brushed silver finish.
Powering the beast is same 220cc oil-cooled, single-cylinder DTS-i engine that produces 19 PS at 5400 RPM and 17.5 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM, paired to the same 5-speed gearbox. The cruiser measures 2177 mm in length, 806 mm in width and 1142 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1490 mm. The ground clearance stands at 169 mm while the fuel tank capacity is measured at 14-litres. Suspension duties are performed by telescopic front forks and twin shocks at the rear while braking performance comes from the 260 mm disc at the front and a 130 mm drum unit at the rear.
While the Bajaj Avenger 220 Street comes with lower and flatter handlebar, matte black finish on the engine, new grab rail instead of the backrest, alloy wheels and fork gaiters. In addition, both the models get an improved rear suspension, bright white headlight, clear lens indicators and low slung seats with thicker dual density foaming for added comfort. Eventually both the models priced at Rs. 84,000($1272)