ReviewStreet.in Team: Bikes in India is considered to be a very lucrative segment by many global as well as Indian brands. However, this segment is absolutely one such example of high competition and consumer empowerment as well. Indian brands such as Bajaj has been considered as the leader of it’s own segment and has transformed it’s image from a conventional two-wheeler manufacturer to a new age brand for cool bikers. We will explain and highlight the Bajaj success story later, but now we will bring your attention towards an upcoming bikers’ attraction from Bajaj.
Bajaj Avenger 180 Facelift
The new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 facelift that is set to enter into Indian roads at around INR 83,400 (ex-showroom Mumbai). The facelifted Avenger 180 has been priced INR 10,000 less than the Avenger 220 variant. The customers who want to purchase the refreshed Avenger get options of two body colours i.e. black and red. Once you place the order with the dealership, the delivery will take place in 8-10 days itself.
Now, this model is supposedly expected to attract a majority of young riders who are using 150 CC engine bikes and are exploring a price sensitivce upgrade.
The target segment for such bikes will be young students, young professionals and related profile individuals.
Engine of New Avenger 180
The new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 has the same engine which was used in Pulsar 180. The 178.6cc air cooled, single cylinder engine is good for 17 bhp and 14.2 Nm of peak torque. We expect Bajaj to alter the engine tune a little to work in conjunction of the cruiser style motorcycle. The engine will transfer its power via a model specific tuned five-speed gearbox.
The new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 features a flat handlebar that sits higher than the outgoing bike. The upcoming refreshed cruiser will sport black alloy wheels, a compact body coloured headlamp cowl, matte black exhaust with aluminium heat shield and the seat gets added padding for comfortable long-distance cruising. The Avenger 180 misses out on the digital tachometer that was otherwise spotted on the 220. Other than that, the two siblings are hard to fall apart as they match almost all of the styling cues.