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Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Highlights
The Bajaj Avenger 220 ABS has been launched. Both variants of the bike, the Cruise 220 and the Street 220, get a single-channel ABS unit with rear-wheel lift mitigation (RLM). Some dealers have also started accepting bookings for the two bikes for a token amount of Rs 1,000. Our sources have confirmed the bikes will carry a price tag of Rs 1.02 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), which is a roughly Rs 6,800 premium over the non-ABS Avenger 220. We expect Bajaj to officially launch the Avenger 220 ABS in January 2019.
Launched in January 2018, the 2018 Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 gets subtle updates over its predecessor, including an all-new digital instrument console, an updated headlamp with LED DRLs, a cushioned pillion backrest and new colours. Bajaj has also redesigned the windscreen, which now blends into the headlamp bezel quite nicely. The cruiser employs telescopic forks up front and conventional twin shock absorbers with additional travel for better comfort. Braking duties are handled by a 260mm front disc and a 130mm rear drum. Bajaj does not offer the Avenger 220 Cruise with ABS yet. However, expect the manufacturer to roll out the ABS variant soon to comply with upcoming safety regulations.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is powered by a 220cc DTS-i air- and oil-cooled engine. It produces 19.03PS at 8400rpm and a peak torque of 17.5Nm at 7000rpm. The powerplant works in tandem with a 5-speed gearbox. The Avenger Cruise 220 is available at a price of Rs 96,922 (ex-showroom Delhi) and competes with the Suzuki Intruder 150.
Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in Avenger Cruise 220
- Comfortable riding position
- Good engine gearbox combo
- Refreshed Chrome Styling & Colour Variations
- Best Fuel Efficiency in the segment
Things We Don't Like in Avenger Cruise 220
- Braking could have been better
- Cornering is not fun
- Huge Turn Radius
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Avenger Cruise 220 Price
|Avenger Cruise 220 ABS45 kmpl, 220 cc||Rs.1,05,088|
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Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 gives a mileage of 45 kmpl as claimed by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
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|Chennai||Rs. 1.05 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 1.04 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 1.05 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 1.03 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 1.03 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 1.04 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 1.06 Lakh|
The Avenger Cruise 220 was the uncontested and undisputed champion in India’s cruiser segment till the time Suzuki Intruder get introduced. With the design language and features embraced by the new Intruder, it won't be easy for Bajaj to retain its customers. Considering the competition, the bike comes with a host of value additions. The most pronounced of the lot is its headlight cluster that embraces an integrated windshield and headlamp with LED DRLs, a digital instrument cluster with blue backlight, highway comfort handlebar, integrated tail lamp and more. The latest added Moon White paint job looks fascinating. Further on the features list are elements like low slung seat, black backrest for the pillion, wider rear tyre, new body graphics and larger Avenger insignia. With no change in the mechanical department, it continues to house a DTS-i 220cc engine, which is powerful and economical at the same time.
The most disappointing aspect of this refreshed launch is that the Cruise 220 still does not feature ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). It was one of the highly anticipated features which still can’t get on the Avenger Cruise’s offering list. The suspension duties are carried out by twin shock absorbers at the rear and telescopic anti-friction bush at the front.
Design and Features
Until Suzuki came out with the Intruder 150, the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 was pretty much uncontested in the entry-level cruiser segment. The Avenger features an old-school cruiser styling thanks to the raked out front forks and low seat. Notable features include a digital instrument cluster with blue backlight and highway comfort handlebars. You also get a cushioned backrest for the pillion, and new colour schemes for the 2018 model (Moon White and Auburn Black).
The cruiser is powered by a 220cc DTS-i air-and-oil-cooled engine that generates 19.03PS at 8400rpm and 17.5Nm at 7000rpm. The powerplant is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Braking and Handling
The Cruise 220 doesn’t get ABS. Instead, it makes do with a 260mm disc up front and a 130mm drum unit at the rear. Suspension duties are carried out by twin shock absorbers at the rear and telescopic forks with anti-friction bush at the front. For 2018, the rear suspension’s travel has been increased by 12 per cent. This should translate into better ride quality on Indian roads. The motorcycle measures 2210mm in length, 806mm in width and 1142mm in height. With a 1490mm wheelbase and raked-out forks, it gets a little tricky to manoeuvre at low speeds, especially in heavy traffic. The ground clearance stands at 169mm. Tipping the scales at 159kg (kerb), the bike’s weight isn’t too bad for a cruiser. The 17-inch front and the 15-inch rear spoke wheels are shod with 90-section front and 130-section rear tyres, respectively.
Safety and Features
The bike lacks ABS (Anti-braking system), which is a definite disgrace. However, the included braking mechanism performs efficiently to provide confidence to the rider. There is front disc brake set up with anti-friction tubeless tyre and a wide rear radial tubeless tyre for enhanced stability and control.
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