|Engine||219.89 cc Oil-cooler,forced air, four-stroke cycle, single piston, electric start|
|Suspension||Telescopic front, 140 mm travel; adjustable rear shock, 90 mm travel
17-inch front tyre, 15-inch rear
|Brakes||260 mm hydraulic disk front; drum rear|
|Wheelbase||1,475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Dimensions||L: 2,195 mm
W: 750 mm
H: 1,070 mm
|Weight||154.5 kg (341 lb) (dry)
|Fuel capacity||14 l (3.1 imp gal; 3.7 US gal)|
The Bajaj Avenger is a cruiser style motorcycle designed and manufactured by Bajaj Auto in India. It draws the styling and other design cues from the Bajaj Eliminator which had an air-cooled, single-cylinder Kawasaki engine and was sold at a premium. It was launched with a 180 cc engine, which has subsequently been increased to 200 cc and then 220 cc.
To gain a strategic position in the premium segment, Bajaj engineers replaced the Kawasaki single with the indigenously conceived, and more successful, 178.6 cc DTS-i engine from the Bajaj Pulsar sportbike. However, the engine had to be re-tuned to suit the torque-demanding characteristics of a cruiser. The bike was launched in June 10, 2005. It is also the first cruiser developed by an Indian company. The wheelbase is 1,475 mm (58.1 in). Mileage around 45 kmpl
The Avenger was upgraded in 2007 with an increase in engine capacity to 200 cc. The oil-cooled engine was a modified version of that fitted to the Pulsar 200. The Avenger 200 features a modified engine of Pulsar 200, delivering 0.5 bhp power and 0.4 kgf·m (4 N·m) torque less than the Pulsar. The bike has a top speed of 114 km/h (71 mph). It does 0 to 60 km/h (0 to 37 mph) in 5.18 seconds and 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 20.03 seconds.
In July 2010, Bajaj launched a 220 cc version of Bajaj Avenger, with slight changes in its dial in tank showing indicators, fuel level, status and head light. It comes with variant colors and with Oil cooled radiator for its engine. Avenger 220 gives an average of 40–50 km/L. Top Speed 140 km/h
Gross weight of Avenger is approx 285 kg. And Kerb weight is approx 155 kg.
Cruising speed is 70-80 km/h with mileage of 50 km/L on highways and hills like to mountain areas.
Tank capacity is 14 L.
Avenger 220 is a successful cruiser in India when compared with others with reliability, price tag, performance, maintenance cost, power and glamour.
- Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i at Bajaj Auto
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