Bajaj Auto will replace the Avenger 180 with a new Avenger 160 soon.
The existing Bajaj Avenger Street 180 will be phased out of the Indian market as Bajaj wants to equip the Avenger series motorcycles with BS6 compliant engines. This move will have Bajaj using the engine from the Pulsar NS 160 on various other platforms out of which, it’ll find it’s application on the Avenger.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160’s 160.3cc, single-cylinder engine makes 15.5 PS at 8500 RPM and 14.6 Nm at 6500 RPM. For a fact, the power figure from this four valve power plant is similar to that of existing Avenger Street 180. Also, the 160.3cc mill produces 1 Nm more than that of Avenger Street 180.
But, we could expect Bajaj to run a slightly different state of tune for the Avenger. Further, the bike will carry a 5-speed transmission. Obeying to the government norms, Bajaj will also have to equip the motorcycle with ABS. A single-channel unit could be employed as is the case with the Avenger 220. We feel the pricing of the Avenger 160 would be more or less similar to that of the Avenger Street 180 which currently retails at Rs. 86,611/- (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Although the motor employed this time around is smaller in displacement, the bike generates similar performance figures. The advantage of a four valve head over two will also help Bajaj to achieve the stringent emission norms. This in turn sees the manufacturer being ready to future-proof their lineup.
Bajaj Avenger 160 Launch
– The Avenger 160 will borrow its engine from the Pulsar NS 160
– This motorcycle will replace the Avenger Street 180
– It will get single-channel ABS
Source – Zigwheels.com