Launched: Avenger 160 ABS Replaces Avenger 180; Price Reduced by 6000

Avenger 160 price is almost Rs 6000 lesser than Avenger 180 and it also comes with ABS!

As was in the news, Bajaj has officially launched the Avenger 160 in India. This motorcycle replaces the Avenger 180 and gets an engine which is derived out of Pulsar NS160’s motor. It produces 15 PS of peak power at 8500 rpm and 13.5 Nm of max torque at 7000 rpm. Together with a weight of 150 kg, it gets a power to weight ratio of 103.3 PS/ton.

In comparison, the outgoing Avenger 180 churned out 15.5 PS of power at 8500 rpm and 13.7 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. So, these are almost identical figures – in fact, most of the other bits like wheelbase (1480 mm), dimensions (2210 x 806 x 1070 mm – L x W x H), kerb weight (150 kg), brakes (230 mm disc front, 130 mm drum rear) etc also remain identical. The chassis remains the same as well.

The ground clearance has improved from 169 mm to 177 mm, front tyre is now 90/90 x 17 (as compared to 90/70 x 17 of Avenger 180) and the Avenger 160 also gets single channel ABS. But the biggest change (and the reason of existence of the 160) is the pricing…

Avenger 160 Price

Old Avenger 180 (non ABS)Rs 88,077
New Avenger 160 (ABS)Rs 82,253

*both prices ex-showroom Delhi

Avenger 160 price

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This means that Bajaj has managed to achieve similar specs, a remarkably low price tag which is Rs 5824 cheaper and also includes the safety net of ABS! This also gives the Avenger range a good space to breathe with the 160 at the lower range and the 220 at the higher spectrum (price Rs 1,03,891 for the ABS version).

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Both these motorcycles significantly undercut the nearest competition – 2019 Suzuki Intruder which is priced at Rs 1.08 Lakh ex-Delhi.

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Avenger 160 is being made available in the ‘Street’ version in two colours – Spicy red and Ebony black.