Launched in October 2015, the new Bajaj Avenger is now the best selling motorcycle in its segment, registering monthly sales of 25,000 units. A total of three variants were launched, Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise, Bajaj Avenger 220 Street, and Bajaj Avenger 150 Street.
Each available in an exclusive colour option. Cruise 220 is offered in Divine Black colour scheme, Street 220 is offered with Matt Black, while Street 150 is offered with Midnight Blue. With sales picking up, Bajaj has now announced the launch of yet another colour scheme. But it is on offer only with the Cruise 220.
Called Desert Gold, this new colour scheme has been inspired by the golden sand dunes of Rajasthan. In Bajaj’s own words, “The glow of golden dunes, hues of the setting sun, horizons painted in gold and the never-ending vastness of heavens. Inspired by the golden mosaic of desert, Presenting the Avenger Cruise 220, Now in Desert Gold. Feel Like God.”
Apart from the golden colour scheme on the metal body, it also gets a golden brown colour seat and pillion back rest. The new Bajaj Avenger flagship continues with chrome bits on the body, exhaust, spoke wheels, relaxed riding posture, optional windshield, etc.
Power comes from a 220 cc single cylinder oil cooled 4 stroke DTSi engine which also powers the regular Cruise 220 and Street 220. This engine is tuned to deliver 19.03 PS peak power and 17 Nm peak torque via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
|Engine||Twin Spark 2 Valve|
|Power||19.03 PS @ 8400 rpm|
|Torque||17.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|Rear Suspension||Twin Shock|
|Front Brake||260 mm disc|
|Rear Brake||130 mm drum|
|Front Tyre||90/90 – R17|
|Rear Tyre||130/90 – R15|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14L (including 3.4L reserve)|
|Ground Clearance||169 mm|
|Kerb Weight||155 mm|