A little bit greater than every week in the past we instructed you that Bajaj has readied a replacement for the Avenger 180, and it’s called the Avenger 160 ABS. Now, now we have found that the ex-showroom worth shall be Rs 81,036 (Pune) and that the bike is anticipated to reach at Bajaj dealerships in a matter of every week to 10 day’s time.
In keeping with the costs given to us by seller sources, Bajaj will worth the upcoming Avenger 160 ABS at simply Rs 81,036 (ex-showroom Pune). If this determine is to be believed, it will make the Avenger 160 ABS round Rs 7,000 cheaper than the Avenger 180 which by no means supplied the protection function. The entry-level cruiser can also be anticipated to hit Bajaj showrooms within the first week of Could 2019.
However extra aggressive pricing is not all of the Avenger 160 has in its bag, and the bike can also be anticipated to have the next torque determine. It is because it makes use of the 160.3cc motor from the NS160, which produces 15.5hp at eight,500rpm and 14.6Nm of torque at 6,500rpm on the NS. Compared, the Avenger 180 made 15.5hp at eight,500rpm and 13.7Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Nonetheless, that is assuming Bajaj do not considerably retune the engine to be used within the new Avenger mannequin.
The whole lot else, nonetheless, is anticipated to stay the identical. To maintain it going because the most-affordable Avenger variant, it’s going to proceed lacking out on the digital instrument cluster seen on the Avenger 220s, and use an analogue gauge as a substitute. Just like the 180, the 160 will use a telescopic fork and twin rear shock absorbers.
As we revealed earlier, one of many causes the Indian model has chosen to go this route is as a result of the 180 and 220 sat too shut to one another within the firm’s line-up. The debut of the Avenger 160 will now enable Bajaj to considerably differentiate between the 2 fashions. One other profit, we consider, is that it’ll garner extra consideration because it might be perceived as extra fuel-efficient than the Avenger 180. Whether or not that seems to be the case will solely be revealed after it’s been examined.
If launched at such a aggressive price ticket, the Bajaj Avenger 160 ABS will undercut it is solely rival the Suzuki Intruder (begins at Rs 1.03 lakh) by an excellent greater margin than earlier than. This additionally signifies that the Avenger 160 ABS will uphold the Avenger 180’s title of being essentially the most reasonably priced cruiser-styled motorbike within the nation.