Bajaj Auto recently launched the new 2018 Avenger 220 Cruise/Street and Avenger 150 Street in India. We had previously reported that the Indian motorcycle maker would also introduce the Avenger 180 in the country. Now, BikeWale reports that the Bajaj Avenger 180 will be launched in the country in the coming weeks.
The report also states that the new Bajaj Avenger 180 will be priced at Rs 83,987 ex-showroom (Bangalore). Bajaj will introduce the new Avenger 180 in the Street variant, and it will not get the cruise treatment as its 220cc sibling. The upcoming Bajaj Avenger 180 will borrow the design cues from the already launched Avenger 150, which has received significant updates in its 2018 avatar.
The new Bajaj Avenger 150 Street features a new roadster design headlamp with LED daytime running light and a small cowl above the headlamp. The handlebars are small as compared to the Avenger 220 Cruise, and the motorcycle also gets alloy wheels and new pillion grab rail. But the new Avenger 180 is likely to get new paint scheme to distinguish it from its 150cc counterpart.
Talking about the features, the Bajaj Avenger 180 is expected to retain the same equipment of the Avenger 150 Street. The Avenger 180 Street might be equipped with the same all-new digital instrument cluster, new exhaust muffler and redesigned seat which will help Bajaj to price the Avenger 180 competitively.
Interestingly, the report also states that Bajaj might discontinue the Avenger 150 Street once the new Avenger 180 Street is launched in the country. The new 180cc Avenger is likely to draw power from the existing 180cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 17bhp and 14.22Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The gearing ratios might be tweaked to suit the cruiser motorcycle.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Bajaj Avenger 180 Street
Bajaj Auto is planning to step-up the game in the cruiser segment with the introduction of the Avenger 180. Being an entry-level cruiser, the Avenger 180 will sport decent power figures which will suit beginner riders. Once launched in India, the Bajaj Avenger 180 will rival the likes of Suzuki Intruder 150 and the newly launched UM Renegade Duty S and the Duty Ace.