Yes, today was not just about the 220 cc Avengers, Bajaj also, for the first time, showcased a new 150cc cruiser to lure the masses. Ever since the culmination of the Enticer brand (we loved it!), there has been no cruiser in the lower spectrum. At an event in Mumbai today, Bajaj has tried to fill that void with a new mass market Avenger Street 150.
Aimed towards providing a cruiser experience to the urban city travellers, the new motorcycle has been launched at a price tag of Rs 75,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Following the design philosophy of its elder sibling, the Street 150 is available in just one colour shade of Midnight Blue.
The bike is powered by the older twin-spark 150 cc engine which does duty on the Pulsar 150 DTSi. However, it has been reworked for the cruiser form and produces 14.5 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 12.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm and is mated to a 5 speed gearbox.
Bajaj informs that the engine has been tuned for comfortable city cruising with tweaked torque curve. In fact, they say that the Avenger Street 150’s engine has up to 10 per cent more torque available than the Pulsar 150 in low and mid-range.
The bike weighs 148 kilos and gets a fat 130/90 15 inch tyre at the rear. The fuel tank capacity is 14 litres and braking duties are seen by a 240 mm single disc upfront and 130 mm drum at the rear.
Bajaj has also worked on the NVH levels of the motorcycle and it gets a new silencer with high bass note. The smaller Street 150 will definitely add up to the total tally of already impressive Avenger sales…