Bajaj’s entry-level cruiser motorcycle will rival the Suzuki Intruder 150 when launched.
Bajaj is all set to introduce the Avenger 160 in the Indian market. The entry-level motorcycle replaces the Avenger Street 180. The Bajaj Avenger 160 ABS will be priced at Rs. 81,036/- (ex-showroom, Pune). The Avenger 160 ABS is about Rs. 7000/- cheaper than the Avenger 180 which was also devoid of ABS and has been discontinued.
Bajaj has powered the Avenger 160 with the engine which has been doing its duty aboard the Pulsar NS 160. It is a 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine which offers 15.5 PS of power at 8500 RPM and 14.6 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The engine offers more torque when compared to the Avenger 180. However, it is to be seen if Bajaj retunes the engine to suit the needs on the Avenger 160.
The Bajaj Avenger 160 is also expected to offer better fuel efficiency than Avenger 180. It is expected to get a 13-litre tank and the addition of single-channel ABS. The overall motorcycle would remain similar to the now discontinued Avenger 180. A rounded headlamp design, alloy wheels and an analogue instrument cluster along with some refreshed graphics. Not only this, but the Avenger 160 will undercut the Suzuki Intruder by a major difference in price which will also make the Avenger 160 the cheapest cruiser motorcycle from Bajaj.
Bajaj Avenger 160 ABS
– The Bajaj Avenger 160 ABS will be priced at Rs. 81,036/-
– It will share its engine with the NS 160 which makes 15.5 PS and 14.5 Nm
– It replaces the now discontinued Avenger 180
Source – AutocarIndia.com