Bajaj Auto has launched the new Avenger Street 180 cruiser in India. The motorcycle has been launched at a price of Rs 83,475 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The new Bajaj Avenger Street 180 has replaced its younger sibling Avenger Street 150. The motorcycle has been launched in two colours that go by the names Ebony Black and Spicy Red. The new Avenger 180 gets LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) up front. Furthermore, the bike receives new graphics that make it look better than the retired Avenger Street 150. The new Avenger also gets black alloy wheels that look sporty. The 2018 Bajaj Avenger Street 180 gets its power from a 180cc, air-cooled engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The motor is good for churning out respective power and torque outputs of 15 hp and 13.7 Nm. The motorcycle has been assisted with a 260mm disc brake up front along with a 130mm drum brake at the rear.
The new Bajaj Avenger Street 180 has been fitted with a 13-litre fuel tank. Bajaj claims that the rear suspension of the motorcycle gets 12% more travel that should offer more comfort. The kerb weight of the new Bajaj Avenger Street 180 stands at 150 kg. The motorcycle has overall body dimensions of 2210mm x 806mm x 1070mm (LxWxH) and has respective wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1480mm and 169mm.
Commenting on the launch of Bajaj Avenger Street 180, Eric Vas, President, Motorcycles Business, Bajaj Auto Ltd, said, “As the segment leader, Bajaj Auto believes in evolving and pushing the envelope. Avenger Street 180 provides contemporary styling with enhanced power whilst retaining its classical roadster design. The discerning customer gets a definite step-up into the world of classic biking.”
The new Bajaj Avenger Street 180 directly challenges the likes of Suzuki Intruder 150 in the entry-level cruiser bike territory. The latter is priced at Rs 98,340 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and hence, it is around Rs 15,000 expensive than the Avenger Street 180. Having said that, the new Bajaj Avenger Street 180 can make for a better alternative than the Suzuki Intruder 150 if you consider some specific parameters. Now, only time will tell if the move by Bajaj actually makes the Suzuki Intruder 150 worried or not!