2016 Bajaj Avenger Street and Cruise models – Spied

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No sign of the NS’s 200 cc engine on the Avenger yet.

The 2016 Bajaj Avenger has been spotted again apparently at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant. Two of the three expected variants, the fully black ‘Street’ model and the chrome treated classic version named ‘Cruise’, have been snapped up-close, revealing finer details.

Bajaj Avenger 220 Street spied
The 2016 Bajaj Avenger will be offered in 220 Street and 220 Cruise specifications.

The new spyshots of the upcoming Avengers reveal one of their most important parameters, the powertrain. Earlier, it was believed that the Harley-inspired alloy wheeled version will be powered by the Pulsar AS 200’s engine, and the traditional looking spoke wheeled model will continue to be propelled by the 220 cc engine which debuted on the Pulsar 220.

Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise spied
Both the variants are powered by the same 220 cc engine that is doing duty on the current Avenger and the Pulsar 220.

It is clear now that both the versions feature the same old 220 cc single-cylinder air-cooled DTS-i engine with an oil-cooler, that currently produces 19.03 PS at 8,400 rpm and 17.5 Nm at 7,000 rpm, teamed up with a 5-speed gearbox.

Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise seat spied
It is unclear if the 2016 Avenger will have a different engine tune.

Hence, Bajaj Auto has named them Avenger 220 Street and Avenger 220 Cruise. The former is given the embellishments and equipment suitable for a street bike and the latter is loaded with looks and features that’s essential for a mile muncher.

2016 Bajaj Avenger – Spyshot Gallery

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