Bajaj Auto quickly caught up with the cruiser market because it launched the Avenger route in 2005. After 10 years, the company has given a new lease of its sole cruiser brand life. The update has been waiting for a long time and in the meantime, the firm’s focus was fully discover and on the bridge that Avenger was completely ignored and forgot a lot. Now with the 2015 update, there is not only one Avenger, but three of them are two in 220 cc engines. An economical cruiser is known for being a motorcycle, Bajaj Avenger now gets two versions – Cruise and Street, but is there enough change to say that Avenger has improved considerably?
Bajaj Avenger Street 220, Cruise 220 Styling
Upon starting Avenger Cruise 220, the changes are not what anyone would expect. New ‘Divine Black’ color schemes, fresher graphics and certainly the new Avenger 3D logo are chrome more than ever before, at many places including tanks, handlers and the pillion seat. Cruise also has a Chrome cover for the oil cooler while the headlamp has white color. The chrome headlight on the street can be seen in the ring around the device cluster and side stand. There are also clear lens indicators on the proposal which are flexible and less prone to break. The cruise model continues with classy speech wheels.
Avenger Street 220 is quite the opposite and the entire black look goes for stealth, reducing chrome as much as possible. The main difference between the cruise and the street model is chrome and black, the latter engine engine cover and rear suspension have also ended in a black spot for a sporty appearance and come in a cool Matt black shade but by no means front mudguard and rear cowl doesn’t get that treatment. But this is not all; Avenger Street 220 is available to hide the silver-finished telescope suspension, and also got alloy wheels and rubber bells on the front fork. Those connecting a cruiser with chrome will appreciate Avenger Cruise 220 while the young cruiser buyers will definitely attract the street model that looks sportier.
Bajaj Avenger Street 220, Cruise 220 Instrument Cluster and Switchgear
Both bikes share the same device console, so there is a big pod for speedometer, with an LCD unit for odometer and single trip meter. Four show that the tail lights (indicator, high beam, neutral and low battery warning) are on the tank next to the fuel meter, but there is a big difference between the cruise and the street model because the chrome ends up while the latter makes the latter do it with black finishing. The quality of switchgear is good with normal Bajaj placement but Button light switch is slightly unorthodox, while the button is short for our choice. There is a spinning fuel lever and Harley-Davidson needs to learn from this because their bike does not get this simple but important feature. A helmet lock is on the rear side while the hand grips are new.
Bajaj Avenger Street 220, Cruise 220 Ergonomics
There is a big difference between two Avenger 220s. Cruise gets a long crane-neck handlebar, which is called Bajaj’s ‘Highway Comfort’, while Street City does with the city’s lower set bar, which is properly called ‘Street Control’. A bike sits directly on both, but due to the handlebar design the ride situation is slightly different, the pavement is also getting modification. The seat is now 15 mm thick, which has resulted in an increase in the height of the seat and in addition to this, the cruise has become slightly more comfortable with its backstage. There is also a beauty bracket for windshield mount and the wizard is not standard (cost is 2500 /). Neither the mirrors on the bike provide good visibility and they can either be used in vertical or horizontal conditions.
Bajaj Avenger Street 220, Cruise 220 Performance
The same 220cc engine continues on the new Avenger, which also performs duty on Pulsar 220. There is no increase in electricity or torque, which is quite disappointing, although Bajaj Auto claims that there are improvements in motor for better performance and finishing. 19 PS motor has been tuned for good and medium-range performance with 17.5 nm torque. The company has improved the CDI for rapid throttle input, but it is mainly NVH which feels better than earlier because the vibes in the middle class are well contained, although they felt on the peg and the mirrors near the red-line can go. The end-time weight handle helps to reduce the vibration.
However, since the update comes after about 5 years, more power will certainly be helpful in the Avenger 220s. There is still a substantial reduction in city and highway duties and 0-100 km / hr comes within 13 seconds while the bike hits the top speed of 125 km / h. Cruising below tonight is the best because the 2-valve mill feels calm there. The motor does not have a crusher sound because no one would expect and the exhaust note is similar to the Pulsar 220, it is in the neck. The 5-speed gearbox provides smooth variation and the clutch is also lightweight, making it easy for the bike to ride in traffic. The real world efficiency is approximately 40 km / l. The motorcycle gets a new drive series, which claims that there is a life of 15-20%.
Bajaj Avenger Street 220, Cruise 220 Riding Dynamics
Bajaj Auto has made some changes such that for the better ride quality, the second spring rate has been added in the last suspension while the bad roads are also getting reduced. The quality of the ride has already increased; it is slightly on the hard side on the front while the rear is relatively soft. But as expected, Bajaj Avenger 220 does a good job of absorbing the obstacles of our roads and remains stable at high speeds, the cruiser is more, thanks to this 5 kilograms heavier, while the position of the commanding handlebar will feel more confident Does.
Between Street and Cruise, it is the former which feels more comfortable to ride because later high set handbags start putting a little on the shoulder and back. The lower set of Avenger Street 220 has enabled Haldlar to speed it up and thus does not expect much better than the better handler cruiser stand between the two, there is a long wheelbase in this bike. Tires hold good but they are not tubeless, which is a little shocking. Another shocking thing is the lack of a previous disk though the braking performance is good and the usable range of the rear brake liner can also be seen. Work hard on the brake liver and some will skid backwards, some will lose on.
Bajaj Avenger Street 220, Cruise 220 Price
Bajaj Avenger Street 220 is being sold in India at a price tag of Rs. 97371 – 97371 that is an ex-showroom in New Delhi. While Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 has been priced at Rs. 96922 – 96922 (ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Auto spent a lot of time updating Avengers and forgot them completely to focus on a more quantified concentrated model like Discover and Pulsar. Avenger’s update came quietly because it did not have too much color and cry, thus, almost all new launches are a matter of this sort. No bike was seen on the test and this was because the engine has not been replaced in any way which is quite disappointing. But the grace of saving is pricing because Bajaj has kept it very competitive, so that Avenger is making an excellent choice for the cruiser’s wishes on the 220 budget.
- Freshened up styling, the Street 220 looks sporty and young
- Improved NVH with reduced vibrations, the motor is now more refined
- Affordable cruiser which can also perform decently on the highway
- No updates to the power or torque
- No tubeless tyres or rear disc brake