November, 17th, 2015: Bajaj Auto recently launched three new models of Avenger namely 220 Street, 220 Cruise and 150 Street. With this launch, the company is expecting to increase its market share by selling 15,000 units in a month. The 220cc models come powered by a 219.9cc, air-cooled motor that churns out a peak power of 19PS at 8,400rpm with a maximum torque of 17.5Nm at 7,500rpm. On the other hand, the 150 Street has been loaded with a 149cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that generates 14.5PS of power and 12.5Nm of torque. The 150 Street has been priced at Rs. 75,000 while 220 Street and 220 Cruise will be available at the dealerships at Rs. 84,000 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
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|Bajaj Avenger Street 220||Manual||Twin Spark. 2 Valve. DTS-I Engine Oil Cooled||40 Kmpl||19.03 bhp @ 8400 rpm|
|Bajaj Avenger Street 150||Manual||Twin Spark. 2 Valve. DTS-I Engine Air Cooled||45 Kmpl||14.54 bhp @ 9000 rpm|
|Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220||Manual||Twin Spark. 2 Valve. Dts-i Engine Oil Cooled||40 Kmpl||19.03 bhp @ 8400 rpm|
Way back in 2005 there were only a few cruiser motorcycles. One of them was the Bajaj Avenger. It made you feel like a king and with it being made in India, it didn’t cost you a pretty penny either. The Bajaj Avenger had undergone some engine changes in the past, but now they’ve revamped their range. Meet the Cruise 220, the Street 220 and the Street 150. But since the Street 220 and the Cruise 220 are mechanically the same we’ll skip the Street 220 for now and go for a spin on the Cruise 220 and the Street 150. The Pros: Engine is more refined, better handling and... [ Read More ]
India has a limited market for the affordable cruisers and one of the most popular and affordable motorcycle in this segment is Bajaj Avenger 220. The company promotes the bike with a tagline- “Feel Like God”, which describes the comfortable design and power packed performance of the machine. The bike is inspired by the japanese auto make- Kawasaki’s Eliminator and looks much similar to it. However, there are lots of improvements in the latest Avenger model.
Bajaj Avenger was launched in January 2001 with a 180cc air-cooled, single-cylinder Kawasaki engine. Consequently the Kawasaki single was swapped with the native unbeaten 200cc DTS-i engine in 2007. Again the company replaced this mill with their flagship 220cc engine in July 2010, to increase the cruising range.
In its newest version, Bajaj Avenger 220 DTSi is one of the chief reasonably priced and powerful motorcycles existing in the Indian market today. The bike features 60/55W headlight bulb, long handlebars, less meander height, multi-spoke edge, long backrest for passenger and rectangular rear view mirrors. The instrument panel of the bike is analogous and the fuel gauge is integrated at the center of fuel tank along with the other indicators.
Bolted on a tubular double-downtube frame, Bajaj Avenger 220 has overall dimensions (length x height x width) of 2,195mm x 1,070mm X 750mm with a wheelbase of 1,475mm. Ground clearance of the bike sits at 169mm and it weighs 154 kg (without fly-screen).
It has 17” front and 15” rear, multi spoke, chrome plated wheels with 90/90 section front and 130/90 rear MRF Zapper tyres. The long wheelbase of of the bike with its box-section swing-arm, increases the stability of motorcycle. However, it also increases the turning radius, which could be little inconvenient during the heavy traffic conditions.
Bajaj Avenger is equipped with round headlamp, transparent windshield, chrome plated rear view mirrors and many other premium parts. All these features not only improves the styling of the motorcycle, but makes your ride comfortable and convenient.
The seating arrangement is superb and cozy with wider riding seat with a backrest cushion fixed to it. Bajaj Avenger has passenger footrest and foot-peg at both sides. The uncovered swing arm of the rear fork gives an elegant experience. The back side of Bajaj Avenger is heavier than other common bikes in India. The big brake light, round shaped turn indicators and chrome finished silencer lift the appearance.
The powerful 220cc engine of Bajaj Avenger with the re-configured exhaust system flings radiance on the bike’s fresh vitality and passion. The advantageous oil cooling that helps to sustain a stable oil temperature during stiff riding and high heat conditions is mated to a five speed gear transmission. The DTS-i engine belts out 18.8bhp of peak power at 8,400rpm and develops 17.5Nm of maximum torque at 7,000rpm. Bajaj Auto has further added one extra patented expertise to Bajaj Avenger that is “Exhaus-TEC” (torque expansion chamber). The technology ensures highest performance even at squat power-train and satisfying silencer sound. The minor rim assures improved acceleration which makes journey quite comfortable for long distances.
Bajaj Avenger cruiser bike has fuel efficiency of 35 km/ltr in city. The fuel tank capability of the bike is 14 liters with a reserve capacity of 3.4 liters. The utmost speed that Bajaj Avenger can achieve is 115 km/hr with a power rating of 17.5 Ps at 8000 rpm and 16.78 Nm at 6000 rpm. The cruiser bike can track the race of 0-60 km/hr in just 5.9 seconds.
Bajaj Avenger has superb brakes which work in an enormous approach. Both the shock absorbers of the motorcycle bear to furnish enjoyable riding experience. Large windshield averts gusty winds which normally snags the rider. The cruiser is equipped with front disc brake of 260mm which is hydraulically-operated disc brake and rear drum type brake which places it to the lead of the other cruisers.
Bajaj Avenger is empowered by telescopic fork at front with 140mm travel and the rear shocker is five way adjustable hydraulic type, triple rate spring with 90 mm travel. The rear shocker can be adjusted for five times which can be used on different terrains which makes it a versatile driving bike. Moreover, one can also do denser and flexible settings for a pillion rider as per the requirements. In both the settings, seating arrangement supports the shock absorber to have a comfy experience.
Powerful DTS-i engine, Good Ergonomics, Low Cost
Long turning radius, slightly low fuel efficiency, exhaust note could be better
By end of the Oct' 15, I was looking to buy a bike and i wasn't sure of to buy a sports bike or a cruiser. Then one day one of my friend who's been riding Old Avenger 220 for few years suggested me to buy kind of his bike. It was Oct 27 when i tried to browse bajaj motors website and i saw "New Avenger launching today" on their website. I saw their live telecast liked Street 220 from th...
If you wanna drive each day a long distance from your home to office then this is the best bike. Its sitting position will avoid back pain.You need to put efforts to keep the handle straight and if you are not strong enough then your arms will feel strained after few minutes of driving in bumper to bumper traffic.once you have attained the minimum speed that’s around 30-40 kmph then its the most comforta...
I bought this bike three years back and to tell the truth I am settled now with this one. The reasons are immense I will justify my reasons for sure. First of all Its a bike made for indian roads due to its long length and long shocks. The seats are way huge and comfortable. The pillion n rider can enjoy due to the back rest. So best bike for long rides. Now engine is a 220 cc DTSI so works well even when ...
Avenger DTS-i 220 is my first motorcycle. I got it in 2014 June 3. Basically it inherites the same looks and feels from the older Kawasaki-Bajaj Avenger. The best part of this bike is the scooter style seating arrangement which comes with a laid back seating posture and a wide elevated handlebar with gauges on the fuel tank. Pillion rider also gets the same level of comfort. I love that appendage raised be...
Bajaj avenger 220 is great bike.it comes with Great ease.I have been driving for more than one year.and it makes me feel really like avenger.it has awesome look like of cruiser.the two person can seat very comforatably. The mileage is also good.it has good handling and you can drive very smoothly. It can reach to 100 kmph in just few sec.everyone in my locality appraises bike with looks and by its performan...
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The new Avenger series by Bajaj seems to be doing well as the Bajaj Avenger records an average sale of 25,000 units per month, i.e., eight times higher than the sales of the previous Avenger models. The company previously aimed to sell 9,000 units of the bike in a month, but the ...
The Pune-based auto maker, Bajaj Auto has recorded a hike of 3 percent in its motorcycle sales during the month of November 2015. The company managed to sell 2,70,886 units of motorcycles during the month against the 2,61,948 units sold in November 2014. The overall sales of the ...