2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 to substitute Avenger 150
Bajaj aims to offer more value to its clients beside the Suzuki Intruder 150 and hence is likely to discontinue the Avenger 150 and bring in the bigger Avenger 180. The new Avenger may be launched at a lower price than the Suzuki intruder 150 to give it a competitive edge. The present Bajaj Avenger 150 is priced by the company at Rs.80, 435 but the new Avenger 180 is likely to be priced around Rs.5000 more than the present variant. When compared to the 150, the Avenger 180 will offer more capacity, performance and features. This will make the Avenger 180, a strategically better rival to the Intruder 150 while also asking a price similar to that of the Suzuki’s.
The cruiser bike will get a BS4 compliant 180cc 2-valve single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine which Bajaj has been manufacturing for the last 17 years. The powertrain is likely to output 15-16 HP of power and 14-15 Nm of torque. Single-channel ABS could be offered as optional as of now. Prices for the Avenger 180 are likely to stretch by approximately Rs.5000/- over the Avenger 150 which currently retails at Rs.81, 459/- (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Alongside the Avenger 180, the Avenger 220 is also likely to be updated. The Avenger gets only cosmetic changes and no mechanical changes. The Suzuki Intruder is currently available only in a single variant which is priced at Rs.98, 340/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). This variant comes with a single-channel ABS as standard. The Bajaj Avenger 220 is already offered by the company in Street and Cruise variants. Avenger 180 might be launched in only the street variant. While at present there are not many details available for Avenger 180, rumours suggest that it may get the single channel ABS.
2018 Avenger 180
– Bajaj likely to replace the Avenger 150 with Avenger 180
– By doing so, the automaker intends to offer more value to its customers
– Avenger 180 will draw power from a BS4 compliant 180cc motor