Bajaj Likely to Launch Avenger 400 by December 2018?

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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 it getting a 400cc engine variant. There are good chances that the new 2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 will launch by December 2018. 

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. 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.  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.

2018 bajaj avenger 400 images
Image of Modified Bajaj Avenger 220 from Prodigy Customs used for Representative Purposes Only

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

City 24 KMPL
Highway 28 KMPL

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.

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2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 Features

  • ABS
  • Analogue Speedometer
  • Clock
  • Side-stand Indicator
  • Maintenance Free Battery
  • Engine Kill Switch
  • Tachometer
  • Odometer
  • Trip Meter
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Pillion Backrest
  • Electric Start
  • Windscreen (optional)
  • Pass Beam

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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.

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2018 Bajaj Avenger 400 – Technical Details

ENGINE

  • Displacement – 373.3cc
  • Expected Maximum Power – 34 PS
  • Expected Peak Torque – 36 Nm

TRANSMISSION

  • No. of Gears – 6
  • Clutch – Wet, Multi-plate

BRAKES

  • Front – Brake Disc
  • Rear – Brake Disc

SUSPENSION

  • Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension – Twin Shock Absorbers

WHEELS & TYRES

  • Front Wheel – 17-inch
  • Rear Wheel – 15-inch
  • Wheel Type – Alloy

BATTERY

Battery Type – Maintenance Free

What are your expectations for 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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  1. Is bajaj going to put disk brake and ABS in d 15″ rear wheel of avenger 400? If this much needed change really happens it will definitely challenge RE Thunderbirds and the likes, and every proud owner of avenger will surely ‘feel like god’…
    wake up bajaj…do it…for god’s sake…

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