IAB reader spots 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 Street at a dealership
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
IAB reader Ajay Ketkar has spotted the Bajaj Avenger 180 Street at a dealership in Maharashtra. The Bajaj Avenger 180 Street reportedly costs INR 83,987, ex-showroom, Bengaluru. It will go head-to-head with the Suzuki Intruder 150 in the budget cruiser market.
The cruiser at the dealership sports a red pain job with graphics on the fuel tank and side panels. The design of the graphics is akin to the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street. The exhaust design is also similar to the 220 cc Street variant. The bike continues with the same analogue speedometer with a digital inset like the 150 cc version. The sculpted single piece seat and the forward foot controls result in a laidback riding position.
The powerplant looks similar to the one found in the Bajaj Pulsar 180. However, it gets a black treatment, and the engine head has a grey finish. In the Pulsar, the 178.6 cc engine with 5-speed transmission punches out 17.02 PS at 8,500 rpm and 14.22 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Expect the Avenger's heart to have a cruiser-friendly state of tune. A carburettor handles the fuel supply.
The cruiser employs telescopic front fork with gaiters, and twin rear shock absorbers. The front wheel comes with a disc brake whereas the rear gets a drum unit. The exhaust design is identical to the 2018 Avenger 220 Street. Expect the launch to happen in the weeks ahead.