Style & Design: The all black theme of the new Avenger Street was almost predictable as Bajaj is been following the same genre for quite a long time on their other models. It was also likely because the older Avenger had everything including the styling of a true cruiser, and an all matte black theme would anyway going to suite the overall persona of the bike. The new Avenger Street has received very stylish multi spoke alloy wheels (12-spoke at the front wheel and 9-spoke at the rear wheel). The entire telescopic fork of the bike comes in black, even the shock up rods now been covered with rubber boots/bellows. The tyre profile is kept same 90/90- 17 and 130/90- 15 and the bike comes with MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres.
There is short handlebar featured on the Avenger Street for the ease of riding in the city traffic condition, the black color treatment is also given to the handlebar and perhaps it is one of the only things that justify the “Street” tag of the Avenger.
Instrument Console & Brakes: The single pod instrument console comes also in black but this time there is combination of both analog and digital. There is orange backlit small digital meter comes with trip meter, there is absolutely no doubt about the quality used at the electronic front of the new Avenger Street. The stylish cruiser comes equipped with 260mm front disc brakes made by “Bybre” and the stopping duty is been given to the rear 130mm drum brakes (no option given for the rear disc brakes whatsoever).
Engine & Transmission: The new Avenger Street 220 is equipped with the same 220cc oil-cooled Dtsi engine that is been doing duty on the previous Avenger and the Pulsar 220F for long. On the style front the oil cooler is now covered with black cover which gels with the entire black colored engine. The tested mill is capable to produce 19 Ps of Power at 8400 rpm and 17.5 Nm of Torque at 7000 rpm. The Dtsi twin spark engine is mated to the 5-speed transmission gear and there is no provision of kick start and the engine comes to life only through electric starter. The one of the major changes brought in the Avenger is the exhaust, now there is stubby exhaust featured in the bike, which produces throatier sound than before. In the Avenger Street series the exhaust is also featured in black color with bizarre but practical looking additional foot board/ peg .
Other Features: There are other features also on the new Avenger Street which make the bike stand out of the crowd, new “Avenger” logo is used on the fuel tank and the handlebar mounting. There is new grab rail mounted on the newly designed rear bracket. There won’t be any backrest provision on the Street and the grab rail also comes in black.
Soon we will bring the First Ride Review of the Avenger Street 220 and let you know how the bike fares against the punch line used by the company “Feel Like God”.
Photographs: Prajakta Panse
By: Farhan Kashif