Bajaj has announced this price hike within just about a month from the Avenger 220 Cruise BS6’s launch
Bajaj Auto Limited has announced a price hike for its updated Avenger 220 Cruise BS6. The popular cruiser was launched in its ‘cleaner’ format just about a month ago, at a starting price of Rs 1.17 lakh. After the hike, prices start at Rs 1.19 lakh (up by Rs 2,500). Compared to its BS4 counterpart which was priced at Rs 1.05 lakh, the total effective price hike stands is about Rs 14,000. This is a substantial price increase considering the cruiser’s segment. All figures mentioned here are ex-showroom.
The BS6 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise remains unchanged in terms of styling, features and specifications. It continues to sport a digital instrument cluster (with a secondary display on the fuel tank), a high windscreen, cushioned pillion backrest, halogen headlamp (with LED DRLs), spoke wheels, etc. The motorcycle sees extensive use of chrome accents across its body in a bid to achieve a more premium feel. It is available in just two colour choices: Auburn Black and Moon White. Despite getting a price hike, the Avenger 200cc Cruise is still more affordable than the lesser-powered Suzuki Intruder 150.
Relevant data such as fuel-tank capacity, seat height and ground clearance are marked at 13 litres, 737mm and 169mm, respectively. Kerb weight is a reasonable 163kg. Overall dimensions is as follows: 2,210mm long, 806mm wide and 1,142mm tall. It has a relatively long wheelbase in typical cruiser fashion, at 1,490mm.
Powered by a 220cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine, the BS6 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise makes roughly 19bhp @ 8,500rpm and 17.55Nm @ 7,000rpm. This is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The power plant boasts of FI and twin-spark technology. To meet the new emission norms, almost every two-wheeler (including scooters) on the Indian market at present comes with an FI system.
Braking duties in the Avenger 220 Cruise are carried out by a 280mm front disc and 130mm rear drum brake. The body is supported by conventional telescopic forks with double bush and a five-way adjustable twin shock absorbers at the rear. A single-channel ABS unit is offered as standard.
Bajaj Auto has commenced operations at its plant and dealerships across the country as India enters its fifth stage of COVID-19 lockdown protocols. Considering the present state of affairs, Bajaj Auto has also announced an extended warranty period (from May 31 to July 31) and free service schedules for its customers. Industries are gradually recovering from the pandemic.