Bajaj Auto has initiated the second round of price increase for its two-wheelers. The first was in mid-May. It now looks like the Pune-based manufacturer’s products will be costlier. The Bajaj Avenger 160 Street price in India has increased. It now costs Rs 95,891, ex-showroom Delhi. This price is Rs 1,000 more than what it was a few days ago. While there is no explanation as to why exactly the price has been hiked, we fathom that the rising input costs due to COVID-19 could be the one plausible one. The cost hike isn’t too much though and Avenger Street remains the most affordable cruiser one can buy in the country today. Co-incidentally, its arch-rival, the Suzuki Intruder also got a price hike. The price of the Suzuki Intruder is Rs 1.22 lakh and has only an all-digital instrument cluster and LED headlights to boot over the Avenger.
There are no changes in the feature list. The Bajaj Avenger 160 Street boasts a 2-valve, single-cylinder engine that makes 15hp power and 13.7Nm of peak torque. The gearbox is a 5-speed unit. The suspension comprises of telescopic front forks while the rear unit is made of 5-step twin shock absorbers. A 280mm front disc brake is available while the rear gets a 130mm drum. As is the case with most Bajaj bikes, even this one gets only single-channel ABS.
The colour options available with the Street 160 are Spicy Red and Ebony Black. The good bit is that all Avenger range of motorcycles always came with a pillion backrest thereby enhancing the comfort factor. Even power-wise the Avenger is as powerful as the newly launched Hero Xtreme 160R. It is worth mentioning that the Hero product is priced a couple of thousands higher as well.
Are you buying a motorcycle during the lockdown? If yes, will you consider the Bajaj Avenger 160 Street with its increased price?
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