IAB’s interaction with a Bajaj dealership in Mumbai has revealed that the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise and 220 Street cost INR 1,25,777 (OTR Mumbai).
The Bajaj Avenger 220 ABS has started reaching dealerships across India. It features a single-channel ABS for competitive pricing. The similar strategy is adopted for the rest of Bajaj’s portfolio except the flagship motorcycle - the Dominar 400. The Avenger 220 ABS benefits from rear-wheel lift protection (RLP) sensor that avoids accidental stoppie as well. The styling and mechanical specifications are the same as those of the non-ABS Avenger 220.
The Avenger 220 duo is propelled by a 220 cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that develops a maximum power output of 19.03 PS at 8,400 rpm and a peak torque of 17.5 Nm at 7,000 rpm. A five-speed gearbox works in sync with the motor. Stopping power comes from a 260 mm single disc brake at the front and a 130 mm drum brake at the rear. Shock absorption tasks are performed by telescopic forks at the front and a rear mono-shock at the rear.
The next-gen Bajaj Avenger will hit the domestic market in 2020, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, revealed in an interview last year. Bajaj said:
I think in 2020, when new emission (BS-VI) norms come, that would be a great opportunity to go to market with a product that is not only much greener but also in a new avatar. In 2020, we should have an all-new range of Pulsars and Avengers.
The next-generation Bajaj Avenger range will most definitely come with the fuel-injection system to comply with the BS-VI emission norms. The next generation models, in addition to a new design, should feature a full-LED headlight and a fully digital instrument cluster.