Bajaj introduced the Avenger 180 cruiser bike more than 10 years ago in the country, and it was the first of such a kind by an Indian manufacturer. The Kawasaki Bajaj Eliminator was there too, but it wasn’t exactly affordable. Bajaj later came up with the Avenger 180 taking inspiration from the Eliminator. The 180 was later replaced by an updated 200cc version in 2007. These engines were used from the Pulsar motorcycles, but were slightly tweaked. Bajaj have now replaced the 180 by a smaller capacity 160cc version.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 160cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 14.6bhp and 13.7Nm of torque.The Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is BSVI-compliant.
The Street 160 looks exactly like the 180, but the details are still attractive, particularly with that oval-shaped headlamp with LED DRLs and a blacked-out visor above it. The saddle gets a carbon-fibre like texture and the shapely fuel tank gets a bigger Avenger insignia and the side panels sport Street 160 stickers. Chrome is absent; instead it gets blacked-out bits. It gets a capsule-shaped tail light at the rear along with clear-lens indicators. The instrument console is a large analogue pod with a digital display in it that shows the trip meter and odometer, while the analogue meter features a speedometer. The fuel gauge and tell-tale lights are positioned on the fuel tank. The Street 160 delivers similar performance to the Street 180. The engine isn’t particularly refined, but there’s a slight rumble that sounds nice. The bike is comfortable cruising at 80kph. If you stress the motor any further, you’ll start to feel the vibrations. The bike struggles to cross 100kph. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 169mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1490mm and a seat height of 737mm.
The Bajaj Avenger Street 160 has a fuel tank capacity of 13 litres.
You sit feeling very relaxed on the Street 160. Its low-slung seat is perfect for riders of all heights. The seat is well cushioned, making it comfy. You arms and limbs are stretched out and the grab-handle at the back feels good to hold. The ride quality is quite plush as it absorbs bumps very easily. The bike stays planted in a straight line and around corners too. The bike manoeuvres with confidence and is composed around corners as well. It’s very easy to ride in city conditions. The brake at the rear offers good bite. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets twin shock-absorbers. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a tubular double cradle type frame. The Avenger Street 160 runs on 90/90-17 tyres at the front and 130/90-15 tyres at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like electric start, engine kill switch, black alloy wheels, pass light switch, visor, digital trip meter, analogue-cum-digital instrument cluster and grab-handle.
The Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is available in two shades like Black and Red..
Prices and Variants
The Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is available in one variant: Avenger Street 160 BS VI for ₹ 94,893 (ex-showroom, Delhi). In order to know more details and the on-road price listing of the bike, you can head to autox.
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