Bajaj Avenger 220, the popular cruiser in the budget segment has finally been updated by the company. One of the popular motorcycles among the enthusiasts, it is one of the only few cruisers in the Indian bike market along with the ever popular Royal Enfield set of bikes. Both the Street and Cruise variants of the Avenger have been updated by Bajaj but the 150cc Street has been left unchanged.
Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise and Street: New Features and Specifications
The Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise and Street retain their respective feels and the changes made to them are not very drastic. The Street gets a new headlamp along with LED DRLs, and a blue backlight on the instrument cluster. The new instrument cluster is share among the two bikes and shows information like trip kilometres, fuel level and service reminders too. The major difference between the two Bajaj Avengers apart from the look and feel is that the Cruise gets wire spoke wheels and the Street gets black alloys. There is a new Moon White paint scheme on the 2018 bikes and the seats are too offered with revised textures along with new grab rails. This makes the already comfortable motorcycles even better for long distances.
The 2018 changes to the Bajaj Avenger are largely cosmetic in nature as both the Street 220 and Cruise 220 carry the same engine as before. The 220cc engine produces 18.8 BHP and 17.5Nm of torque which is pretty decent for a bike in this segment. The Indian Government has made it mandatory for all manufacturers to equip their bikes with an engine larger than 125cc with ABS so the Bajaj will have to update the Avenger line up before the deadline.
Price and Launch Of The New Bajaj Avengers
The new Bajaj Avengers Street and Cruise 220cc were launched at a price of 93,466 Rupees. The 150cc variant might get the updates sometime soon and there are talks of the 180cc variant being launched as well. This makes the Avenger series of bikes by Bajaj the most affordable cruisers in the Indian bike market. It is too early to speculate if the new cruisers will be able to compete with the Royal Enfield motorcycles but it is safe to say that they target their own set of customers.