Even though it does not generate large volumes, Bajaj Avenger range does have a niche fan following
Bajaj Avenger works as an affordable option for people looking to ride a cruiser. It is currently the largest selling cruiser motorcycle in the country. With these positives on its side, Bajaj has now upgraded the motorcycle to meet BS6 emission norms. It is now more refined, more efficient and priced more.
Two-wheeler upgrade from BS4 to BS6 usually results in a change in power and torque output, but Avenger appears to be among the exceptions. Power output of the 220 cc Twin Spark, 2 valve, DTS-i, oil cooled BS6 engine is 19.03 ps @ 8,400 rpm, which is the same as that of BS4 engine.
Torque output is yet to be revealed, but it is likely to be same or close to the BS4 engine that generates 17.5 Nm of max torque at 7,000 rpm. These figures take care of any apprehensions regarding power and performance of BS6 Avenger 220 (Street and Cruise). Watch the detailed walkaround video of BS6 Avenger 220 below, credit to Trilok Singh Vlogs.
Riding, handling and comfort are also expected to be the same as earlier. Dimensions of BS6 Avenger 220 Cruise are the same as BS4 model – 2210 mm long, 806 mm wide and 1490 mm of wheelbase. Only height has been decreased by 179 mm, from 1,321 mm to 1,142 mm. This will actually improve handling, as centre of gravity will be lower. Dimensions of BS6 Avenger 220 Street are exactly the same as that of BS4 model. The updated motorcycle is 2,210 mm long, 1,490 mm wide and 1,070 mm in height.
In terms of design and styling, the overall profile will be the same as earlier for both Avenger Cruise and Street. Some key features that will be carried forward in Avenger 220 Cruise include classic design headlamp, multi-function display, comfortable seating with cushioned backrest, wide rear tyre, and single channel ABS. Colour options include Auburn Black and Moon White. Avenger 220 Street will continue using the roadster design headlamp and colour options of Matte White and Matte Black.
Cycle parts will be the same as earlier for both motorcycles. Suspension duties will be performed by telescopic front forks with anti-friction bush and twin rear absorber. Braking duties are done by 260 mm disc with ABS at the front and 130 mm drum brake at the rear. With the updates, BS6 Avenger 220 Cruise and Street are priced higher at Rs 1.15 lakhs, ex-sh. Compared to the BS4, prices of BS6 Avenger 220 are about Rs 11-12k higher. BS6 deliveries have started.