So, the new Avengers are finally here and though there may not be comprehensive differences in the upgraded models, there are fairly decent changes incorporated by Bajaj to make both of them look better and different. Let us list the top 7 changes in the new Avenger 220s – major and minor…
- Variants: The new Avengers have now been split into two different variants – Cruise and Street. Cruise is for highway munching, Street is promoted as a city cruiser.
- Engine/Mechanical Changes: Though the 220 cc engine remains the same, Bajaj informs that they have performed certain tweaks to improve rideability. There is a new improved CDI for quicker input to throttle.
- Handle bar: The Street version comes with a lower and flatter handlebar whereas the Cruise gets relatively high-set grips for comfortable highway cruising.
- Digital Console: The instrument console is now analog-digital combo. Speed is displayed with the needle whereas the LCD digital meter shows readings for odometer and tripmeter.
- Grab Rail: The Cruise 220 continues with the padded pillion back rest whereas the Street 220 gets a non-padded grab rail.
- Alloy Wheels: For the first time, Bajaj has offered alloy wheels for the Avenger. While the Cruise continues with spoke-wheels, the Street version comes with 12 spoke blackened alloy wheels at the front and 9 spoke at the rear.
- Headlamp: Both the versions now come with white hue headlamps.
Cruise 220 gets new foot peg design, additional chrome – truckloads of it, new logos, chrome cover for oil cooler, clear-lens indicators, new mirror handle design etc. Street 220 comes with all-black matte styling, rubber bellows as fork covers and new black exhaust with silver tip etc…
Bajaj has priced both the Avenger 220 Cruise and Street at
Rs 84,000 ex-showroom in Delhi. So, which one it is..?
Update 3 Oct 2016:
- Bajaj has increased the prices of both these models by Rs 3331. New ex-showroom Delhi prices are Rs 87,331 for both the variants.
- They have also introduced a new Desert Gold edition of the 220 Cruise which makes it look like the Yamaha Enticer of yesteryears. And there is a new Matte Wild Green colour for the Street 220 range.