Definitely I can say like its a baby Harley for the Indian market. When Bajaj released Avenger model in 2005, the competitor was Yamaha Enticer. Enticer market went down when Avenger become the Indian cruiser.
Today lets see the new launched Bajaj Avenger 150 Street, 220 Street, Avenger Cruise 220. While the Street 220 and Cruiser 220 are being offered at Rs. 84,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the entry-level Avenger Street 150 is priced at Rs. 75,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). All three models come as replacement of the old Avenger.
As they named Street, the bike is a real street performer. New Avenger is covered with Midnight Black with 12 spoke mat black allow. The thing is I can't even compare it with Harley Davidson, still as in Indian market it seems to be a Harley in all Indian hearts. The Vinyls plus the Fuel console within the fuel tank makes Avenger looks hot in market.
Dimensions and Weight
The Bajaj Avenger 150 Street measures 2177 mm in length, 801 mm in width and 1070 mm in height. It comes with a wheelbase of 1480 mm and gets a nice 169 mm of ground clearance. The bike weighs 148 kg.
The same instrument console as the old Avenger 220 has been used on the Street 150 but with a small digital display for the odometer and the trip-meter. The chrome parts stay black whereas the upper ring of the single handlebar mounted pod has been kept chrome. The fuel gauge and other indicators have been placed on the fuel tank.
Engine and Gearbox
The most noticeable change on the young Avenger is its engine capacity. It gets a 149cc engine producing 14.3 BHP @ 9,000 rpm and 12.5 NM @ 6,500 rpm. The gearbox on the same is a 5-speed unit. The DTS-i motor has been used in a lower state of tune whereas the new generation of 150 cc engine produces 16.8 BHP from the same displacement.
TEST RIDE REVIEWS
1. Smooth riding comfort.
2. Smooth handling
3. Better cushions
4. performance depends on the engine capacity. (150, 220)
5. Digital, Analog console.
to get more about the new Indian street Cruise.
Thanks to Zigwheels.