Bajaj Avenger

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Avenger
Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i.jpg
ManufacturerBajaj Auto
Production2005-present
PredecessorKawasaki Eliminator
ClassCruiser
Engine219.89 cc Oil-cooled, four-stroke cycle,Twin Spark, 2 valve, DTS-i engine[1]
150 cc Air cooled
Power(PS @ RPM) Street 220: 19.03 @ 8400 Street 150: 14.54 @ 9000
Torque(Nm @ RPM) Street 220: 17.5 @ 7000 Street 150: 12.5 @ 6500
Transmission5-speed (1-down, 4-up)
SuspensionTelescopic front, 140 mm travel; adjustable rear shock, 90 mm travel
17-inch front tyre, 15-inch rear
Brakes260 mm hydraulic disk front; drum rear
Wheelbase1,475 mm (58.1 in)
DimensionsL: 2,195 mm
W: 806 mm
H: 1,070 mm
Weight154.5 kg (341 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity14 l (3.1 imp gal; 3.7 US gal)
street 150cc
Bajaj Avenger Street 150cc

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 Kawasaki 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.

1st Generation (2005–2015)[edit]

Avenger 180[edit]

To gain a strategic position in the premium segment, Bajaj engineers replaced the Kawasaki engine with underpowered, 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 10 June 2005.[2] It is also the first cruiser developed by an Indian company. The wheelbase is 1,475 mm (58.1 in). Mileage around 45 kmpl

Avenger 200[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Avenger 220[edit]

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 35–40 km/L. Top Speed 135 km/h

It's Gross weight is approx 185 kg. And Kerb weight is approx 154 kg. Cruising speed is 70–80 km/h with mileage of 40 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.

These models are now discontinued.

2nd Generation (2015–2017)[edit]

The bikes got a completely new makeover, with new design elements such as a new Avenger insignia, paint jobs, alloy wheels etc.[5] Two versions, Street and Cruise, were introduced, with the former designed as a cross between a cruiser and a city bike in terms of handlebar positioning and handling etc, while the latter being a more textbook cruiser. The Street came with two engine options: 150 cc and 220 cc, while the Cruise comes only with a 220 cc engine.

Avenger Street 150[edit]

It comes with a 150cc engine. It was launched on 2015 October along with Avenger Street 220 and Avenger 220 Cruise. It works on carburettor system.It has an impressive mileage of 45 km/liter and draws a top speed of 117 km/hr.

Avenger Street 220[edit]

It has the same engine and specifications as its predecessors, but the engine has been detuned to produce more torque in the mid revs. Matte black paint can be seen across the bike with blackened alloy wheels, side mirrors and a back fender too, with white striped decals running down the length of the bike. It comes with a newly designed street control handlebar, wider tyres and a 260mm front disc brake. It boasts a top speed of 120 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.3 seconds.It works on Carburetor injection system unlike its 150cc brother. The Avenger street has an orange backlit digital meter.

Avenger Cruise 220[edit]

This bike is similar to the outgoing Avenger 220 model with a few cosmetic changes. There's a new Avenger insignia and more chrome addition in the form of oil cooler and horn. An optional windshield is also available.[6] The Avenger Cruise 220 is closest to the classical cruiser look among the 3 variants released. The Avenger Cruise has ergonomic changes in its handlebar when compared to its predecessors thereby giving it more cruise like riding feel for the rider.The Avenger Cruise has a blue back lit digital meter. Currently its available in Ebony Black and Desert Gold colors.

3rd Generation (January 2018 – present)[edit]

The third generation of the widely successful Avenger required an update in order to deal with competition such as the Suzuki Intruder, which was launched in Q3, 2017. With this update, the 150 cc version was retired in favour of a 180 cc version.[7]

The third generation brought with it a slew of design changes such as a new headlamp with LED DRLs. A digital instrument cluster, backlit with blue on the Cruise and Orange on the Street, is also a recent addition. There is also a new tall shroud that shields the instrument cluster from direct sunlight. The new cluster gets a speedometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge and a service reminder. The back grab rail for the Street version has been revamped too.[8]

The Avenger insignia has also been changed and made bigger. There are new graphics and colours for all three variants, too:

Avenger Cruise 220: Auburn Black, Moon White

Avenger Street 220: Matt Black, Matt White

Avenger Street 180: Red, Black[7]

Apart from these, there are no mechanical changes to any of the bikes.

The Avenger Gods[edit]

The Avenger Gods, also known as TAG, is the official (as in promoted by Bajaj Motorcycles) biker club for Bajaj Avenger riders. TAG organizes group rides for all enthusiasts.

There are also many other Avenger biker clubs throughout the country like Avenger Motorcycle Club, Bajaj Avenger Club and so on.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balaj Avenger Cruise 220 Features". Balaj Auto. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Bajaj Auto to launch Avenger on June 10, The Hindu Business Line, 23 May 2005
  3. ^ Bajaj Avenger 200: Back with a vengeance, The Hindu Business Line, 14 October 2007
  4. ^ "Tests-Avenge this!".
  5. ^ "New Bajaj Avenger Street 150, Street 220, Cruise 220 bikes launched; priced between Rs 75,000 – Rs 84,000". The Financial Express. 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  6. ^ "Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 and Street 150 Review". Cars and Bikes NDTV. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 to be priced from Rs 83,400 and exclusive new images of the cruiser - Autocar India". www.autocarindia.com. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  8. ^ "2018 Bajaj Avenger launched, price revealed". CarToq - India’s #1 auto content site. 2018-01-18. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  9. ^ Ganguly, Nivedita. "For the love of leisure biking". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  10. ^ "Bengaluru's biking community to celebrate World Motorcycle Day in a big way". www.oneindia.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  11. ^ "Avenger Motorcycle Club website".

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