- Deliveries for the Bajaj Avenger Street 160 have reportedly started.
- The Avenger 160 is Rs 7,000 cheaper than the model it replaces.
- It is priced at Rs 81,036 (ex-showroom, Pune).
- Visually, it looks identical to the Avenger 180.
- Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is said to be the most affordable cruiser-styled bike in the country.
Bajaj Avenger Street 160 ABS has started reaching dealerships. Deliveries of the new entry-level cruiser-styled bike from Bajaj have reportedly started. Touted as a replacement for the Avenger 180, the Bajaj Avenger 160 ABS is Rs 7,000 cheaper than the outgoing model and is priced at Rs 81,036 (ex-showroom, Pune). At this pricing, the entry-level cruiser will get a cusp over its rivals in the segment and could be tagged as the most affordable cruiser-styled bike in India.
In terms of styling, the entry-level cruiser seems to be heavily inspired by the Avenger 180 as it gets the same blacked-out-theme with mechanical components such as engine and wheels, etc. finished in black. To cut down on pricing it misses out on the digital instrument cluster seen in Avenger 220 and gets an analogue unit.
The engine powering Avenger 160 is based on the same unit which is used in Pulsar NS160. The 160.3 cc engine makes a maximum power of 15.5hp against 14.6Nm toque on the NS. However, Avenger 160 gets the slightly smaller engine as compared to the model it replaces, it is likely to produce the same power as Avenger 180. Torque figures could vary a tad, with the Avenger 160 belting out slightly higher torque as compared to the 13.7Nm offered by Avenger 180.
With the new Avenger Street 160 in Bajaj’s portfolio, it will have an entry-level motorcycle as 180 and 220 models were positioned too close to each other in the line-up. This would allow Bajaj to differentiate between both the motorcycles. As for competition, the Bajaj Avenger Street 160 ABS will go against Suzuki Intruder which is around Rs 22,000 pricier than the entry-level cruiser.