Bajaj dealerships across India have begun taking bookings for the Bajaj Avenger 180 Street. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 83,400 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) which makes it around Rs 10,000 cheaper than the Avenger 220. The bike is available in two colours – red and black – and will be delivered in 8-10 days after the buyer makes the payment.
Being the more affordable version of the 220 Street, the 180 misses out on the digital instrument cluster. Other than this, the 180 looks nearly identical to the 220 Street. The 180 sticks to the blacked-out theme and features alloy wheels, a smaller cowl that sits neatly atop its new headlight, a matte-black exhaust with an aluminium-finish heat shield and tip, as well as a new grab rail. It also features the revised seat from the 220, aimed at improving long-distance riding comfort.
Mechanically, we expect the Avenger 180 to use the 178.6cc, air-cooled engine from the Pulsar 180. This motor makes 17hp and 14.2Nm of torque in the Pulsar and is paired to a five-speed gearbox. The Avenger, however, will have likely have different gearing in order to suit its cruising characteristics. Like the 220, the 180 is equipped with a front-disc brake but misses out on ABS.
The Bajaj Avenger 180 impressively undercuts the 150cc Suzuki Intruder by around Rs 15,000.
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