Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

When it comes to naming a top and affordable Indian cruiser there is only one name that comes to our mind and that is Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i. This beauty from the stable of Bajaj is an affordable alternative for those who are fond of cruiser motorcycles. I will not say that it can compete with the international brands but it is for sure an affordable cruiser that is fuel efficient, cost less and is easy on pocket when it comes to maintenance cost as compared to the imported motorcycles.

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i houses a powerful 4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i, air cooled with oil-cooler power plant. This mill churns out a 19.03 Ps of power at 8400 rpm and a good torque of 17.5 Nm at 7000 rpm. This allows it enough power to take you through anything. The refined DTS-i motor is smooth and fuel efficient and can cruise above the speed of 100kmph but the engine does feel a little the stressed above 100 kmph and you can feel some vibration coming your way. To have the best result I will advice to ride it between 70-90 kmph as this is what I felt while testing it. It is equipped with 5 speed gear box which I found creamy smooth and you can navigate to any gear without any problems.

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

The styling and design is taken from its predecessor the Kawasaki Eliminator which was a brilliant machine as I owned this one and was a delight to right, especially its ignition was a class apart and it needed a feather touch to the ignition switch to fire the 175cc mill. Eliminator was in the league of its own and I still rate it as one of the best entry level cruiser ever graced Indian roads. Coming back to our homebred Avenger… the styling is almost perfect. It has that true cool yet aggressive stance of a typical cruiser. It got perfect forward foot riding posture for complete comfort while riding on long drives. The low saddle height, pillion backrest with Bajaj Avenger logo, broad seating wide tires and a large fuel tank with fuel gauge give it looks of a world class cruiser.
The speedometer comes with an odometer and trip meter. It would have been better had the odometer and trip meter display been digital. It would have given it a premium look.

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i speedometer

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i speedometer

The bike performs great on smooth roads but when on bumpy roads the bike does have some issues but I still say that the suspension is decent enough to make your ride a comfortable one and negotiate the bumps effectively. To give a better control to the rider on its brakes Bajaj has equipped Avenger with 260mm Disc brake at front and 130mm drum brake at rear.

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

I found Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i a good investment for those who want to own an affordable cruiser.
Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i Technical Specifications
Type     4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i, air cooled with oil-cooler
Displacement (cc)     219.89
Max. Power (Ps @ rpm)     19.03 @ 8400
Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm)     17.5 @ 7000
Starting     Electric
Suspension
Front     Telescopic
Rear     Hydraulic Shock Absorber
Brakes
Front     Disc, Dia. 260 mm
Rear     Drum, Dia. 130 mm
Tyre
Front     Tubetype Unidirectional – 90 / 90 x 17″
Rear     Tubetype Unidirectional – 130 / 90 x 15″
Fuel Tank
Total litres(reserve, usable)     14 liter full (3.4 liter reserve)
Electricals
Battery     12V, 9Ah
Head lamp     60 / 55W
Horn     12V, 30W
Dimensions
Wheelbase     1475 mm
Ground Clearance     169 mm
Kerb Weight     154.5 kg

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