Bajaj Auto is on a spree of updating the engines of their motorcycles to BS-IV. In spite of the fact that Bajaj had before affirmed that the organization is preparing for the launch of the new Pulsar range, the Avenger upgrade comes as a surprise to many. Also, the intriguing news is that Bajaj states that the Avenger is the first bike to move up to BS-IV emission standards, abandoning us to ponder about the new Pulsar range, which has been spotted on many events with the upgraded BS-IV motor.
However, one can not see the upgrade in the Bajaj website and the company has also not revealed which model from the Avenger series will get the updated engine. The range includes three popular models -- Avenger Street 150, Avenger Street 220 and Avenger Cruise 220. The Street 220 and the Cruise 220 gets a single cylinder, 220cc four-stroke air-cooled engine that can churn out 19 bhp of maximum power at 8,400rpm and 17.5 Nm of maximum torque at 7,000rpm. While the least powerful Avenger Street 150 comes with 150 cc DTS-i air-cooled engine that can churn out maximum power of 13 bhp and a peak torque of 12.5 Nm.
The more powerful twins from the Avenger series comes with the price tag of Rs. 87,331 (ex-showroom- Delhi), whereas the Street 150 is priced significantly lower at Rs. 76,989 (ex-showroom- Delhi).
Additionally the company is all set to launch its refreshed Pulsar range shortly and it will launch its all new Dominar bike by mid December, so Bajaj is all geared up to tackle the competition thrown at him from its rivals.