The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 has been launched at ₹ 83,475 (ex-showroom). India’s best selling cruiser motorcycle, the Bajaj Avenger has been getting a few upgrades lately, after being dormant for many years. Earlier, the introduction of the Street and Cruise variants added some zest to the brand. The year 2018 also saw new upgrades in the Avenger Street and Cruise 220. Now Bajaj has launched the Avenger Street in a 180cc Avatar. The 180 replaces the 150 and hence the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 is the new kid on the block. We take a first look at this motorcycle and tell you what all it comes with. We shall also do a detailed review of it later, once the company conducts an official ride for this bike.
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Price
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, Maharashtra)|
|Bajaj Avenger Street 180||₹ 83,475|
The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 is priced at ₹ 83,475 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The bike has already started selling in a few cities and will be shortly available pan India.
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Colours
The Avenger Street 180 comes in two colour options:
- Ebony Black
- Spicy Red
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Features
The Street 180 does not get a digital pod, but the same analogue one continues here. The only additions are
- New Headlamp with LED DRL
- Headlamp Vizor
- New Taillamp
- Grab handle with soft grip
- Tubeless Tyres
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Design
In terms of design not much has changed here. The Bajaj Avenger Street 180 has the same design as the 150. However, there are some upgrades that it gets. A new roadster headlamp now is seen here. This is the same headlamp offered on the Street 220. it is an oblong shaped one and also has an LED daytime running light embedded within it, at the bottom. Bajaj is now offering DRLs in all its new bikes, which is a very good thing and we appreciate that. Somehow, I feel LED DRLs are better than AHO (Auto Headlamp On). There is less stress on the battery as well.
The headlamp has a small black tinted vizor on top. This enhances the look of the motorcycle. and makes it look premium. The instrument pod is retained from the 150. Now we were expecting the digital pod from the 220 to make it here, howvwer, thats not the case. To keep costs low, this has been kept the same, it seems. The tank also has the same console as the Street150. This bike gets a glossy black paint finish as opposed to the matte black in the Street 220. Also the body graphics are silver in colour, instead of red.
The seat gets a new textured cover. The cushion is thick and comfortable to sit on. There is a new grab rail at the rear, same as the Street 220. This bike also gets a new taillamp and this is also from the Street 220. This is not an LED lamp, but has a conventional bulb. So, the Avenger still retains its looks, which is not overdone and still looks like a proper cruiser. The new elements add some flair to it.
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Specifications
|Bajaj Avenger Street 180|
The Avenger Street 180 gets a new 180cc engine. This engine belts our about 15.3bhp of power and about 13.7 Nm of torque. The engine fires up instantly on depressing the start button. It feels smooth and refined. Not as much as the 150, but it is still quite good.
The exhaust note also is decently deep. What strikes you instantly is that this motor feels more torquey than the 150. It pulls away cleanly from standstill and is quick to cross 60km/h. There is a good amount of torque available at the low-end. By increasing performance, Bajaj has played on cleverly to tackle the Suzuki Intruder. Those looking for better performance, will surely appreciate the Bajaj Avenger Street 180, over the Intruder.
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Ride and Handling
Not much has changed in this department. We rode the bike just for a short duration. A detailed ride review will come up shortly. However, there wasn’t much difference in the way the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 handles. We always like the way the Avenger Street rides. It is very convenient in the city. Also, maneuvering it in traffic feels good and confidence inspiring.
What we still miss is the availability of a rear disc brake, which would make a world of difference to its braking ability. The front disc brake is good though, but a rear one would add to the stopping power. There is no ABS available on this bike as well. The suspension feels a bit stiff, but not one to disturb the ride. It is quite pliant and the rear does not bottom out, when riding pillion on bad roads.
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 Mileage
A mileage run is yet to be performed on this bike. We expect it to return around 40 km/l, on an average run. A good overall performance is what the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 offers.
Bajaj Avenger Street 180 – Should you buy it?
The cruiser motorcycle scene is evolving more in the Indian market now. The introduction of the Avenger Street 180 by Bajaj is an indicator of the fact that it wants to appeal to buyers looking for more performance at an affordable price. At INR 83,500 (ex-showroom), it undercuts the Suzuki Intruder by around INR 17,000, which is quite substantial. Yes, the Bajaj Avenger Street 180 does not get features, such as ABS and rear disc brakes, but it makes up for it in performance. And and this price, it retains its ‘value for money’ tag. So if you prefer a cruiser with performance over features and comfort and are also price conscious, the Avenger Street 180 is the right choice for you.