Bajaj to replace the Bajaj Avenger 150 with a 180cc variant - Report

02/01/2018 - 15:35 | ,   | Praveen M

Thrustzone reports that Bajaj Auto will be replacing its entry-level cruiser, the Bajaj Avenger 150 with the Avenger 180 in February.

Bajaj Avenger Street 150 Cosmic Red front three quarters
The Avenger 150 is the most affordable cruiser in the 150cc segment.

As per the website’s sources, the new bike will get a host of features to make the bike more competitive in the market. The 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 will reportedly come with a 180 cc single cylinder mill with air and oil cooling. As per the website, the output figures are likely to be around 15- 16 bhp of power, and 14-15 Nm of torque. Sources state that the bike may come with a single-channel ABS at least as an option.

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The current generation Bajaj Avenger 150 employs a 150cc DTS-I engine. It puts out 14.54 PS at 9,000 rpm, and 12.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine mates with a 5-speed transmission. Cycle parts include telescopic front fork and twin rear shock absorbers. For anchorage, the bike employs 240 mm front disc, and a 130 mm rear drum.

Bajaj Avenger Street 150 Cosmic Red side profile
The motorcycle tips the scales at 148 kg, kerb.

It was reported in December that the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 220 will be updated with new features, including a single-channel ABS. The current generation Avenger 150 costs INR 81,549, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Suzuki Intruder 150 is its only competitor in the 150cc cruiser segment. Expect more details about the upcoming bike in the weeks ahead.

[Source: Thrustzone]

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