The upcoming 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 to replace Avenger 150.
Our homegrown automaker Bajaj Auto Ltd is all set to unveil the latest offerings for 2018. Bajaj Auto skipped the 2016 Auto Expo and plans to repeat the same this year as well. Instead, the company will unveil their latest offerings right before the 2018 Auto Expo and we expect Bajaj to perform the same this year. Moving away from the scooter models Bajaj was famous for, the company has rather invested well into developing bikes in various forms. Bajaj is all set to release the latest products in-line for launch this month itself. One of the main launches would be the upcoming 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 replacing the 150 altogether.
Bajaj aims at targeting the latest product by Suzuki i.e. the Intruder 150 with their refreshed model lineup of the Avenger series. The upcoming Avenger 180 will borrow its engine from the Pulsar 180 albeit a different state of tune. Reports claimed that the company plans on introducing the Avenger 400 but its rather sticking to updating the Avenger 150 and 220. Bajaj aims at ruling the segment by introducing more powerful engines and feature loaded bikes at a competitive price. Read along to find more.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 Launch Price
Bajaj aims at launching their latest offerings right before the 2018 Auto Expo either in January end or early February. The Bajaj Avenger 150 retails for INR 80,000 and the upcoming Avenger 180 will likely feature a price bump of around INR 5,000 making the final price around INR 85,000. With this price tag, the Bajaj Avenger 180 will be INR 13,000 cheaper than the Suzuki Intruder 150 that retails for INR 98,340.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 – Design
While Bajaj is upgrading the engine on the Avenger 150 to 180, the company will also issue a couple of visual updates. Expect more chrome to be added to the cruiser while new decals and graphics replace the current ones. The new Avenger 180 will sport a new instrument cluster and updated electronics on board. The handlebar is set to be replaced by a high-set unit featuring new design elements. The fuel tank is supposed to be updated along with the exhaust. The seats will be redesigned as well and will feature better cushioning. Exactly like the current range, the updated models will be available in two trims – Street and Cruise. The Cruise model will feature an all-black treatment with the engine, exhaust and the alloys being blacked out.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 – Dimensions
The upcoming Bajaj Avenger 180 features similar dimensions to that of the 220 as the two share an identical platform. The length, width and height of the upcoming Bajaj Avenger 180 are 2,177mm, 806mm and 1,143mm. The wheelbase of the Avenger 180 stretches to 1,490mm making enough space for the rider and the pillion for a comfortable ride.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 Specifications
The 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 replaces the current Avenger 150 and as evident by its name, it will lose the 150cc engine in favour of the 180cc. In the current guise, the Avenger 150 carries a 150cc engine making 14.3 bhp of power and 12.5 Nm of torque. The upcoming Bajaj Avenger 180 will borrow thew 178.2 cc engine from the Pulsar 180 churning out 17bhp of power and 14Nm of torque. The engine will come mated to a five-speed gearbox powering the rear wheel through a chain-type final drive. The bump in power should individually be adequate enough to persuade buyers into buying the latest Avenger.
The upcoming 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 will feature telescopic suspension with anti-friction bush at front and twin-shock absorber at the rear. The braking system features a 240mm disc brake at the front while a 130mm drum brake does its duty at the rear. Single channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) will be available as an option upon launch.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 Mileage
The new Bajaj Avenger 180 will feature the same carbureter unit from the Pulsar 180 and is expected to deliver an average fuel economy of 40kpl to 50kpl.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 Features
Stay tuned for more info on the 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 and upcoming Bajaj bikes in India.