Bajaj Auto has unveiled the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street & the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise variants in the country. Prices for the new Avenger range will be announced in a few days.
The two cruisers get subtle styling updates. The 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise features integrated windshield, and LED DRLs on both sides of the inverted triangular headlamp. The single pod instrument cluster is now all-digital. It has a speedometer, odometer, two trip meters, fuel bars, clock, and service reminder. The display on the tank houses the tell-tale lights. The bike gets 'Highway Comfort' handlebars for laid-back stance. Bajaj has revamped the tail light with the new integrated halo-effect design, and the back-rest is cushioned as well. The exhaust heat shield sports a different design in the 2018 version.
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The 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street comes with roadster design headlamp with LED DRL on the lower portion. There’s a fly-screen on top of the headlamp as well. The bike uses the same digital single pod digital instrument cluster as the Cruise variant, but the bezel sports a brushed metal finish. The bike gets a sporty backrest, unlike the cushioned one in the Cruise. The motorcycle features 'Street Control' handlebars for sporty riding position.
The two motorcycles employ the same 220 cc DTS-I engine with air and oil cooling. It makes 19.03 PS of power at 8,400 rpm, and 17.5 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with a 5-speed gearbox. Cycle parts for the two bikes include telescopic front fork, and twin rear shock absorbers. For anchorage, the motorcycle uses 260 mm front disc and a 130 mm rear drum. ABS is still absent.
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At 159 kg, kerb, the Avenger Cruise is 4kg heavier than the Avenger Street. The Avenger Street variant gets Matte Black and Matte White colour options. The Avenger Cruise comes in Auburn Black and Moon White colours. The only competitor for the Avenger twins in the segment is the Suzuki Intruder 150.