16th Apr 2019 1:28 pm
The Avenger will borrow the powertrain from the Pulsar NS160; will sit alongside the Avenger 220.
Bajaj has readied a alternative for the Avenger 180, and it’s referred to as the Avenger 160 ABS. Because the title suggests, the entry degree cruiser might be powered by the 160.3cc motor from the NS160 as an alternative of a 180cc motor. The upcoming bike may even come geared up with single-channel ABS.
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 enable Bajaj to considerably differentiate between the 2 fashions. One other profit is that it’ll garner extra consideration because it may very well be perceived as a extra fuel-efficient model of the Avenger 180. Whether or not that’s true or not will solely be revealed after it’s been examined.
Curiously, the upcoming Avenger 160 bike – and the Avenger 180 it replaces – received’t be that far off relating to efficiency figures. Whereas we don’t have the ability figures for the Avenger 160, we will count on to it to be similar to those the NS160 produces. For reference, the NS160 makes 15.5hp and 14.6Nm of torque. As compared, the Avenger 180 made 15.5hp and 13.7Nm of torque. As you’ll be able to see, the smaller motor produces the identical horsepower and a bit of extra torque, however the way it’s tuned to be used within the Avenger stays to be seen.
All the things else, nevertheless, is anticipated to stay the identical. To maintain it going because the most-affordable Avenger variant, it should probably miss out on the digital instrument cluster seen on the Avenger 220s, and use an analogue gauge as an alternative. Just like the 180, the 160 will use a telescopic fork and twin rear shock absorbers.
Coming to the pricing, we count on it to sit down barely above the Bajaj Avenger 180 that’s listed at Rs 88,00zero. It is because the ABS gear introduced in a hike of round Rs 7,00zero to the Avenger 220 fashions, and we will count on an analogous hike right here. That stated, we’re positive that the upcoming Bajaj Avenger 160 ABS will uphold the Avenger 180’s title of being probably the most reasonably priced cruiser-styled bike within the nation.
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