Bajaj Avenger

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Avenger
Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i.jpg
Manufacturer Bajaj Auto
Production 2001-present
Predecessor Kawasaki Eliminator
Class Cruiser
Engine 219.89 cc Oil-cooler,forced air, four-stroke cycle, single piston, electric start and 150 cc Air cooled
Transmission 5-speed (1-down, 4-up)
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: 806 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 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.

Versions[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 June 10, 2005.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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 285 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. This model is now discontinued.

Avenger Street 150[edit]

Avenger Street 150 is a new range in the Avenger series. it comes with a 150cc engine. It was launched on 2015 September along with Avenger Street 220 and Avenger 220 Cruise.[4] It works on fuel injection system because of which it is costlier than other 150cc models from the Bajaj family.

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 135 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 a red back lit 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.[5] The Avenger Cruise 220 is closest to the classical cruiser look among the 3 variants released.The Avenger Cruise has an ergonomic changes in its handle bar 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 Divine Black color and Desert Gold.The company is looking forward to come up with more color variants by the end of 2016.

Biker Club[edit]

The Avenger Gods also known as TAG is the biker club for Bajaj Avenger riders from the Bajaj Motorcycles, who organize group rides for all enthusiasts.There are also many other Avenger biker clubs throughout the country like Avenger United so on.

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