Bajaj Auto, the Pune-based homegrown motorcycle manufacturer, plans to launch a handful of new motorcycles by 2019. One of these upcoming motorcycles is a more powerful version of the Avenger motorcycle. Speculations are rife that Bajaj plans to launch 2018 Bajaj Avenger 400, a powerful version of the current cruiser.
Bajaj Avenger is one of the highest selling cruiser bikes in India. Altogether, Bajaj and their bikes are performing quite well in the market. Lately, there are various speculations about Avenger getting a more powerful sibling, a 400CC engine variant. Actually, this doesn’t really come across as a surprise. If you see, the company already sells the Dominar 400, which gets the 373cc engine from the KTM 390 Duke, There are good chances that the new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 will launch by December 2018. Prices are likely to start around Rs 1.4 lakh mark. Avenger retains some old-school looks and might continue with that in the Avenger 400. It will come with the current basic features and might get an added ABS.
The upcoming new Bajaj Avenger 400 will help Bajaj Auto Ltd gain a stronger foothold in the above-300cc segment of the Indian motorcycle market. Currently, the Avenger range comprises of three motorcycles- Street 150, Street 220 and Cruise 220. So far, the company has managed to sell as many as 55,021 units of the latest avatar of its cruiser in the first six months of the current financial year. A more powerful variant, with much healthier specifications, will not only help the motorcycle achieve higher sales but will also help the company enhance its brand image.
It is being said that Bajaj Auto Ltd plans to achieve a 20 percent year-on-year growth in the H2 of current financial year. Thanks to the introduction of BS-IV emissions and demonetization, the company hasn’t been able to achieve a significant growth this year. Even the launch of new products like the NS160, CT100 ES, Platina ES and 2017 Platina Comfortec couldn’t help the company grow exponentially. However, the upcoming range of new motorcycles, which includes the Avenger 400, should help the company achieve greater heights.
The launch of the new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 will be followed by a new motorcycle in the V range. The upcoming Bajaj V model will become the most affordable motorcycle in the V family. There are good chances that this motorcycle, which will launch as the Bajaj V10, will find itself slotted between the CT100 and the V12.
Also Read: Bajaj Dominar 200 Launch in Offing?
2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Launch Date
|Launch Date||December 2018|
A recent report from Autocar Professional states that the upcoming Avenger model will launch in December 2018. So far, the company hasn’t been too vocal about the launch date of the most powerful version of its cruiser motorcycle. However, we will update you with concrete information on the launch date as soon as there is an official announcement regarding the same.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Price
|Minimum||Rs 1.4 Lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.6 Lakh|
The Pune-based motorcycle company has always made it a point to price its models really very competitively. We saw the Dominar 400 going on sale at an almost astonishingly low price of around Rs 1.34 lakh. Now, it seems like its the Avenger’s turn to surprise everyone. We are expecting the new model Avenger to go on sale in Rs 1.4 – 1.6 lakh price bracket.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Specifications
|Engine||373.2 cc, single-cylinder|
|Maximum Power||34 PS (Expected)|
|Maximum Torque||36 NM (Expected)|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears||6|
The upcoming 2018 Avenger 400 will share its engine with the Dominar 400. However, we do expect the company to re-tune the engine to suit the cruiser-bike characteristics of the Avenger. For the Dominar, this KTM-sourced 373.3cc single-cylinder engine outputs a maximum power of 35 PS along with a peak torque of 35 Nm. The upcoming new Avenger model, in all likelihood, will offer marginally lesser power but slightly higher torque. For the Avenger 400, this engine is likely to output 34 PS and 36 Nm. The motor will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The motorcycle will get wider tyres, conventional long-travel telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. ABS might be offered as an optional extra.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Mileage
The Bajaj Avenger 400 is likely to offer a fuel mileage of up to 28 KMPL on the highway. In the city-riding conditions, the average mileage could drop to as low as 24 KMPL.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Features
- Analogue Speedometer
- Side-stand Indicator
- Maintenance Free Battery
- Engine Kill Switch
- Trip Meter
- Fuel Gauge
- Pillion Backrest
- Electric Start
- Windscreen (optional)
- Pass Beam
2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Looks
The upcoming motorcycle is likely to be based on the Cruise trim of the motorcycle. That said, it will likely look a lot more premium than the 220cc version. We are impressed with the design of the Dominar 400, which looks like a watered-down version of the Ducati Diavel. Bajaj might come up with something equally attractive and neo-modern with the Avenger 400. One thing that is for sure is that the motorcycle will have a cruiser body type. We might even see bits like a round headlamp with LED fixtures, which will give the motorcycle a neo-retro look.
2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 – Technical Details
- Displacement – 373.3cc
- Expected Maximum Power – 34 PS
- Expected Peak Torque – 36 Nm
- No. of Gears – 6
- Clutch – Wet, Multi-plate
- Front – Brake Disc
- Rear – Brake Disc
- Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
- Rear Suspension – Twin Shock Absorbers
WHEELS & TYRES
- Front Wheel – 17-inch
- Rear Wheel – 15-inch
- Wheel Type – Alloy
Battery Type – Maintenance Free
What are your expectations from the Bajaj Avenger 373cc model? Do you think it will help the company make a name for itself in the premium bike segment? Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for latest news updated on the launch date and price of the upcoming new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Price, Launch Date, Mileage, Specifications, Features.
Source- Autocar Professional
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