2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 – Launch & Price
Ahead of the 2018 Auto Expo, the Bajaj Auto Ltd. (BAL) has launched the new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220. Readers are aware that Bajaj is strategically skipping the 2018 Auto Expo like the previous Expo. Therefore, the launch of the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 appears well timed ahead of the 2018 Auto Expo. The company had showcased the 2018 Avenger 220 a few days back without revealing the price. Now the launch has been made in two versions, the Cruise and the Street.
Both the Cruise and Street variants of the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 bike have the same price tag at Rs. 93,466 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 – Specifications
Both the variants of the bike share the powertrains which remain unchanged. The engine is 220 cc, single cylinder, air/oil cooled, DTS-i engine which churns 18.8 Bhp and 17.5 Nm peak torque. Bajaj has given a miss to ABS for the time being but is expected to be offered in future version. The engine is mated with 5-speed gearbox. Likewise the earlier version, the front suspension is telescopic forks with a dual shock setup at the rear. The bike has single front disc brake at the front while the rear has drum brakes.
As per the company sources, it has reworked the rear suspension which gets a longer travel with better comfort.
It is also understood that Bajaj is planning to discontinue the Avenger 150 and in place has plans to launch a higher power bike Avenger 180.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 – Features
The new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 bike carries comprehensive updates and also cosmetic changes while retaining the DNA of the conventional cruiser. Both the variants of the bike come with new headlamps though different styling in each variant. The headlamps also come LED daytime running lights (DRLs) flanking the sides. The bikes also have halo-effect tail lamp.
The windshield has been made more contemporary in styling. The digital instrument cluster is backlit, Blue in the Cruise and Orange in the Street. The instrument cluster is adequately shrouded to avoid the direct sunlight. The bike also gets two trip meters and fuel gauge besides the speedometer and service reminder as well.
The 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise is also being introduced with new moon white color in addition to the regular black color option. With all these updates, the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 looks quite modern bike.
The new launch of the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 will rival the likes of the recently launched Suzuki Intruder. However, Bajaj’s 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 may win in the entry-cruise segment keeping in view its competitive price.