Reports have emerged that Bajaj Auto are working on a 160cc version of their popular Avenger series. It is said that the 160cc motorcycle will replace the Avenger 180 from the Bajaj stable. Launch is expected to take place in April this-year.
The Avenger 160 will come powered by a 160.3cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine sourced from the Pulsar NS160. This 4-valve engine can deliver 15.5 BHP of power and 14.6 Nm of torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
This will be a BS-VI compliant motor, which will benefit the company in more ways than one. The 180cc engine seen on the Avenger 180 has not been upgraded keeping the upcoming emission norms in mind. Bajaj will thus depend on the 160cc engine from the Pulsar NS160, which underwent an update in late 2018.
It was said that the Avenger 180 was also in line for an upgrade not long ago. Well, with the Avenger 160 being a new model Bajaj will have to place the system of ABS in it. The upcoming Avenger 160, according to reports, will be coming as a Street model.
Features include alloy wheels, a fly-screen on the top and a distinctive ‘Street Control’ handlebar. When launched, the Avenger 160 will take on its arch-rival, the Suzuki Intruder 150 in the affordable cruiser segment. Prices are expected to be below the Rs. 1 lakh bracket, given Bajaj’s knowledge in the affordable pricing point.
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