Bajaj Avenger 180 Replacement, Avenger Street 160 ABS Launched at Rs 82,253
Priced Rs 6,000 lower than the Avenger 180, the Avenger Street 160 also gets the safety net of ABS
- It gets a new 160.4cc air-cooled motor.
- The Avenger 160 Street is the smallest-displacement Avenger to ever be launched.
- The Bajaj cruiser bike has landed in showrooms and deliveries are expected to start soon.
- The Avenger 160 is the most affordable cruiser on sale in India.
Bajaj Auto has officially launched the Avenger Street 160 ABS at Rs 82,253 (ex-showroom Delhi). The new Avenger Street 160, a replacement for the now discontinued Avenger Street 180, is now the most affordable cruiser offering from Bajaj. It carries forward the Avenger Street 180’s styling and features but gets a smaller 160cc powerplant. It is available in two colours: Ebony Black and Spicy Red.
Also read: Bajaj Avenger 180: First Ride Review
The new 160.4cc air-cooled powerplant makes 15PS and 13.5Nm, which is lower than the Avenger Street 180’s output of 15.5PS and 13.7Nm. The fact that both bikes weigh the same 150kg could mean that the base Avenger would offer slightly slower performance than its predecessor. However, we can expect the new Avenger Street 160 to be more fuel efficient than the Avenger Street 180. How much is the difference is something we shall find out soon with a proper road test.
New features include a single-channel ABS on the 260mm front disc, while the rear still gets a drum brake.
With the launch of the new Avenger Street 160, the base Avenger is now Rs 6,000 more affordable (Avenger Street 180 was sold for Rs 88,277, ex-showroom Delhi). The price difference is even more impressive when one considers that the new bike gets single-channel ABS also. It might lose some performance but will be more fuel efficient than the Avenger Street 180. Other bikes in Bajaj’s cruiser lineup include the Avenger Street 220 and Avenger Cruise 220, both of which are priced at Rs 1,03,891, ex-showroom Delhi.
Here’s the press release from Bajaj:
Bajaj Auto unveils the all-new Avenger Street 160 ABS
10th May 2019, Pune: Bajaj Auto has launched the all-new Avenger Street 160 with ABS. Bajaj Auto aims at consolidating its leadership position in the Sports segment by introducing the new Avenger Street 160. The sporty and youthful Avenger Street 160 boasts of Single Channel ABS along with a roadster design headlamp with LED DRLs, new graphics with larger Insignia, low & long profile, black alloy wheels and rubberized rear grab.
Since its introduction in 2005, the Bajaj Avenger has carved a niche for itself as a leisure cruiser. The Avenger series is positioned as a partner to the dynamic biker who needs a comfortable modern bike to fulfil the requirements of city riding and touring on weekends.
The Avenger Street 160 with ABS blends the ‘roadster’ and ‘cruiser’ design languages with street control handlebar, low-slung seat and alloy wheels. The new Avenger Street 160 will bring a sporty cruiser experience to the large set of emerging 150-160cc users. Sharply different from other sports offerings in its segment, this bike will create a mass appeal of its own for those young customers seeking cruiser style.
Commenting on the launch of the new Avenger Street 160 with ABS, Mr. Narayan Sundararaman, Vice President (Marketing) – Motorcycles, Bajaj Auto Ltd said, “As the segment leader, Bajaj Auto believes in the strategy of differentiation and category expansion. Avenger Street 160 with ABS provides contemporary styling whilst retaining its classical roadster design. The discerning customer gets a definite step-up into the world of classic biking. This will open up choices to the entry-level sports customers.”
Between Pulsar and Avenger, Bajaj Auto will aim for a decisive leadership in the Sports segment.
The Avenger Street 160 will come in stylish ‘Ebony Black’ and ‘Spicy Red’ colours. The Avenger Street 160 will be available at an attractive price of Rs. 82,253/- (all Ex-Showroom Delhi).