Bajaj has finally launched the new Avenger series in India and this time it has grown from one model to a full-fledged line-up of three motorcycle variants catering to different tastes. Building on the new international styling package and growing demand for motorcycles for leisure biking, the Pune based manufacturer aims to increase the sales of their Avenger brand.
The Avenger range now includes the Cruise 220 and Street 220 along with the new offering Street 150. We have talked about the Avenger Street 150 here.
The Cruise 220 is your regular Avenger with with dollops of chrome whereas the Street 220 looks fresher and something different with modern styling cues and an all-black finish, and yes it does look inspired from the Harley Street 750. Both the Avenger 220s carry a price tag of Rs 84,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Both the Avenger Cruise 220 and Street 220 are powered by the same 219.9 cc single cylinder oil cooled mill producing 19 PS of maximum power at 8,400 rpm and 17.5 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. At 155 kg, the Cruise is 5 Kg heavier than Street and both of them boast of a ground clearance of 169 mm! Braking duties are administered by 260 mm disc at the front and 130 mm drum set up at the rear. The fuel tank can store 14 litres of petrol.
Both the bikes sport new insignia and graphics, clear lens indicators and thicker density foam on low slung seats. The company also claims to have improved the rear suspension, but a rear disc brake continues to be missed even as an option. The instrumentation console gains a new mix of analogue and digital layout.
Here’s what’s new in the Avenger 220 Cruise:
- New chrome wrapped radiator
- Re-designed side grabs
- Stylised silencer
- New cruise comfort handle bar
- New foot pegs
- New CDI for faster throttle inputs
It continues to sport the comfortable padded backrest and will have the option of a clear windshield to protect from windblast during highway cruising. Traditional cruiser enthusiasts will love its chrome dosage and all spoke steel wheels. The Avenger 220 Cruise will be available only in Divine Black color.
Today’s youth though demands more. And with the Avenger 220 Street Bajaj is targeting riders who are slightly younger and want a more modern looking cruiser. The Street 220 will be available only in Matt Black color scheme.
Avenger Street 220: What’s New
- New low and flatter handlebar
- 12 spoke alloy wheels
- Matte black paint
- Non-padded grab rails. Look sporty
- Black finish for oil cooler
- New foot pegs
Bajaj has high hopes from the new Avengers and this year, so far, they have launched as many as 8 new motorcycles/variants. Since they do not have any competition in this space, we believe going will be easy, for the time being.