We have already reported about Bajaj Auto launching the new Avenger 180 in India in the coming months. Now, Autocar India has spotted the new 180cc Avenger Street ahead of its launch in the country. The Bajaj Avenger 180 Street looks identical to the Avenger 220 Street but sports subtle changes to the paint scheme and body graphics.
The report states that the new Bajaj Avenger 180 Street will be priced at Rs 83,400 ex-showroom (Mumbai). The Avenger 180 is cheaper by Rs 10,000 as opposed to the Avenger 220 Street. Bajaj is expected to launch the new Avenger 180 in India in the coming weeks. The Street variant of the 180cc Avenger will be offered in two colour options: Red and Black.
The spy images of the Avenger 180 reveals that the design remains the same as the Avenger 220 Street. The only prominent changes are the new paint scheme and body graphics similar to the Bajaj V series. Another minor change is the transparent front cowl above the new roadster-style headlamp.
The new Bajaj Avenger 180 gets blacked out alloy wheels, suspension, side panels, engine and exhaust. Apart from that the rest of the design elements remain identical to its elder sibling, the Avenger 220 Street. The matte black exhaust and the redesigned seat is also carried over from the bigger Avenger.
On the mechanical front, the new Avenger 180 is expected to draw power from existing 178.6cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 17bhp and 14.2Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The same engine is also deployed on the Pulsar 180. But Bajaj is likely to tweak the gearing ratios to suit the cruising characteristics.
Similar to the Bajaj Avenger 150 and 220, the Avenger 180 too come equipped with front disc brake and rear drum brake but misses out on ABS. Bajaj has done a lot of cost cutting on the Avenger 180, and it also misses out on the new digital instrument cluster.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Bajaj Avenger 180
Bajaj Auto is all set to launch the new Avenger 180 in India with a competitive price tag. The Avenger 180 does not get all the features of 220 Street and will be cheaper than the Suzuki Intruder. With the same design and features, the Avenger 180 slots above the 150 and will be a fierce rival to the likes of the Suzuki Intruder.