Avenger 400 launch not so soon but a new version under works. New ‘V’ also in pipeline…
The refreshed Avengers are doing fantastically well for Bajaj. It must be recalled that from a single ‘Avenger’ model, Bajaj branched out two different variants (Cruise and Street) along with introducing the cruiser with the smaller 150 cc engine. This has resulted in a major spike in sales. Just to give you a reference, Bajaj sold over 55,000 units of the brand in the first half of this year which is an average of over 9000 units per month.
To further catapult sales, according to a report at Autocar Professional, Bajaj is preparing a new variant of Avenger which is expected to be added to the lineup (and not replace any of the existing version). According to a new report at Money Control, a senior Bajaj official (not named) also reiterated that they are working on an updated Avenger but they haven’t still decided anything concrete on this.
No Avenger 400
Before you start imagining, let us reveal that there is no Avenger 400 for now! According to our sources, Bajaj is NOT preparing a 400 cc version of Avenger (sharing Dominar’s 373 cc motor) at the moment and once and if they do, it will at least take one to two years before it hits your nearest showrooms. Moreover, it will require comprehensive changes to the current chassis of the cruiser (or an all new frame).
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So, we expect it to be a variant of either the Avenger 220 or the Avenger 150 or probably something similar and it will be launched within this financial year ie by or before March 2018.
New Bajaj V
Apart from this, the report also goes onto say that in the commuter segment, Bajaj will add a new variant to its ‘V’ brand more details of which are not known at this moment, But dont expect anything radically different and it will be on the similar lines of the recently introduced Platina with LED DRLs.