Earlier today, we reported that the Bajaj Avenger 160 Street ABS has started reaching dealerships and that it has been priced at INR 81,037 (ex-showroom Nagpur). Despite the safety net of single-channel ABS being available as standard, the bike is INR 7,040 cheaper than the non-ABS Avenger 180 Street.
Now, we have stumbled upon a walkaround video that shows the Bajaj Avenger 160 Street ABS in detail. The video begins with the exhaust note of the Avenger 160 Street ABS, followed by a detailed look at it. The Avenger 160 Street ABS, as seen in the walkaround video, looks identical to the model it replaces - the Avenger 180 Street. In fact, even the graphics have been carried forward from the 180 cc Avenger, and the only visual factor that distinguishes the two models is the branding on the side panel.
The front fascia of the Avenger 160 Street ABS features a halogen headlight with LED DRLs and a smoked fly-screen. Its ergonomics, too, are the same (as that of the Avenger 180 Street). Like the model it replaces, it delivers a slightly sportier riding stance than the Avenger 220 Cruise. Even the instrument console has been carried forward from the old model, but it has seen the addition of amber light for ABS notification.
The Avenger 160 Street ABS features an ABS sensor on the front disc and a speed sensor at the back. The sensor at the rear is responsible for handling the Rear Lift-off Protection (RLP) tech. A similar sensor was seen in the walkaround video of the Pulsar 150 Classic ABS as well.
Mechanical specifications include a Pulsar NS160-derived 160.3 cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled motor with a carburettor. The engine delivers 15.5 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 14.6 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. Compared to the engine of the Avenger 180 Sreet, the maximum power is the same, while the peak torque has gone up by 0.9 Nm.
The upgrade to BS-VI emission norms will bring the next-gen Pulsar and Avenger motorcycles to the Indian market. The new models are expected to pack full-LED headlight and a digital display that may offer Bluetooth connectivity. Hero MotoCorp has started to offer these features in its new products like the XPulse 200, XPulse 200T and the Xtreme 200S.
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