Bajaj has officially launched the Avenger 180 at Rs 83,475 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). We brought you the price and pictures of this motorcycle a week ago and also told you that dealerships had begun taking bookings for this motorcycle. The Avenger Street 180 replaces the Avenger Street 150 and comes equipped with a new headlight (first seen 2018 Avenger Street 220), visor and graphics. This competitive pricing makes it only Rs 3,000 more than the outgoing Avenger 150.
The 180 misses out on the digital instrument cluster seen on the updated Avenger 220s and gets an analogue unit instead. Other than this, the 180 looks nearly identical to the Street 220. 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.
The Avenger 180 uses an 180cc motor that makes 15.5hp at 8,500rpm and 13.7Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Like the 220, this bike uses a five-speed gearbox. For now, Bajaj has refused to divulge details on the origins of this motor (i.e if it's the same as on the Pulsar 180 with a detune or a new generation of engines) - we should find out at the time of our first ride experience. The Avenger 180 also gets the same 260mm front disc and 130mm rear drum brake and like the 220 it also misses out on ABS. The bike also uses the same telescopic fork and twin rear shock absorbers as well. The Avenger 180 has a wheelbase of 1480mm, a 13-litre fuel tank and a kerb weight of 150kg. It is available in two colours - Ebony Black and Spicy Red.
In terms of competition, the Bajaj Avenger 180 impressively undercuts the 150cc Suzuki Intruder by around Rs 15,000. The Intruder makes 14.8hp and 14Nm of torque while also being paired to a five-speed gearbox. At 1405mm, the Intruder also has a shorter wheelbase and a smaller 11-litre fuel tank. However, the Intruder does get ABS as standard and a front and rear disc brake.