Bajaj Auto launches Avenger Street 160 ABS priced at Rs 82,253

New Delhi, May 10 (PTI):
Bajaj Auto Friday said it has launched a new version of its Avenger Street 160 model equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS) priced at Rs 82,253 (ex-Showroom Delhi).
The new Avenger Street 160 has a single channel ABS along with a roadster design headlamp with LED DRLs, new graphics with larger insignia, black alloy wheels and rubberised rear grab, Bajaj Auto said in a statement.
Commenting on the launch, Bajaj Auto Vice-President (Marketing) Motorcycles Narayan Sundararaman said, “Avenger Street 160 with ABS provides contemporary styling whilst retaining its classical roadster design.”The discerning customer gets a definite step-up into the world of classic biking. This will open up choices to the entry-level sports customers, he added. The new Avenger Street 160 will bring a sporty cruiser experience to the large set of emerging 150-160cc users, the company said.
The 160 has been made available in two colour schemes – Spicy Red and Ebony Black. Despite the reduction in engine capacity, the 160.4cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor on the Avenger 160 produces numbers that are at par with those of the Avenger 180. This is because it uses an engine similar to the one on the Pulsar NS160, but produces slightly different power figures with 15hp available at 8,500rpm and a maximum torque of 13.5Nm coming in at 7,000rpm. In comparison, the Avenger 180 made an almost identical 15.5hp at 8,500rpm and 13.7Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Bajaj has also mentioned to us that power and torque delivery will feel similar to that on the now defunct Avenger Street 180.
Everything else, however, remains the same. The Street 160 uses the same chassis setup and is identical to the bike it replaces, with the same dimensions. It has the same ground clearance of 177mm, and even weighs the same as the Avenger 180 at 150kg (kerb weight). The bike also misses out on the digital instrument cluster seen on the Avenger 220s, and use an analogue gauge instead, to keep costs low.
One of the reasons the Indian brand has chosen to introduce the Street 160 to replace the 180 is because the 180 and 220 sat too close to each other in the company’s line-up. The debut of the Avenger 160 will now allow Bajaj to substantially differentiate between the two models.

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