Bajaj Auto are readying a newer 220cc version of their affordable cruiser motorcycle, the Avenger. It is scheduled to be launched in January-2019, with bookings already open. Just recently, the new Avenger 220 was clicked at an unknown Bajaj dealership.
It will basically be a newer and better iteration of the 220cc cruiser sold here. Apart from minimal changes, the new Avenger 220 will remain the same. However, one significant change will be the addition of ABS.
It will be available in both disc and drum brake options. The Avenger will continue to be sold in Street and Cruise variants. This means that the Avenger will continue to retain its popular retro styling.
It will soldier on with the 220cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This engine is capable of producing 19.03 bhp of power and 17.5 Nm of torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
When launched, the new Avenger 220 will rival the likes of the Suzuki Intruder, Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the UM twins. At present, the Avenger has a price tag touching the Rs.1 lakh mark. With the new model arriving in January, we can expect the motorcycle to command a slight premium over the existing model.
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