It is very comfortable on hills but you need to keep the speed low in the turnings. Works well in the offroads but for if you talk about extreme off roads then I will suggest any proper offroading bike. But the comfort os also important in high terrain which is 100% available in this bike.
Yes, you can drive avenger on hilly roads. It gives excellent handling and ride quality. Smooth uphill climbing is possible, if your cluctch plate is in good condition. While on downhill the speed gets high due to torque and pickup power of avenger, you should reduce it by proper braking.
Yes you can. Its best in class and performance just follow the speed limts and gear changing for up and down shifts as per instruction manual upto 2000 kms and then in same proportion for 3000 kms. This engine sets itself slowly but once done it give awesome performance. I have Cruise 220 and drive daily 75 kms for office on highway. Mileage 45 kmpl. Maintenance only INR 1,300/- (includes oil change but exculdes any damage rep[air cost) for every 5,000 kms. I have also driven this bike for long rides at a constant speed of 80 km/hr for 2 to 3 hrs and total 7 hrs (including short tea brakes). Don't think of racing this bike at 120 km/hr and driving in city/market for shopping etc. its not meant for that. Just try to get the consistent performance from it. I bought it in mid July and now its 5,000 kms already only 1st service so far.
Excellent bike--I have driven it for more than 70000KM in past 5yrs with one stretch of more than 1100KM in one day. Easy to maintain with the only caution that every 1800KM it needs an engine oil change & front wheel is slightly risky when at a speed of 120KM.hr which it touches very easily. Mileage is approx 32-35KM / Litre in city limit and the best part is comfort in biking long distance without a backache. I dont find an alternate in this segment as even Intruder of Suzuki is just 150cc and priced similar to what Bajaj Avenger is.
The bike is really good and very comfortable. I used it for 1 year and 3 months. However the deeper insight is as below and hope that serves your query- 1. There is no space for keeping even a pin or a needle in the bike. 2. It is great for the long run but in the city by the time you accelerate the brakes are ready to be pushed. 3. Due to the long & low body, the cutting is little longer and is troublesome in the areas like Chandni Chowk (Rush areas). 4. The bike does shake or shows signs of tiredness after 60-70 speed.
The bike is awesome. Comfort level is better. Oil cooled engine didnt let the engine to heat. The maintenance cost is high after every 2500 km. Average is upto 40kmpl depends upon your riding skill. Chain set need to change after every 15000 to 20000km. Overall riding experience is good
Avenger Cruise 220 is a cruiser bike so no alloy wheels in it but the other version i.e. street 220 has alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. Both variants have front disc brakes only. If you are willing to buy one then hold for 3 to 4 months as new bikes with dual disc brakes and dual channel abs will be launched soon.
If you're looking out for the 220cc engine, then its up to you w.r.t the looks. If you're more of that street rider, then look for the Street. Its got the handle bars designed for the streets. Cruise is got more of that highway riding posture. Its more comfortable on the highways and if you're from a place where you got good roads, less traffic, then go for the Avenger Cruise 220.
The Bajaj Avenger Street 220 is a more-urban focused version of the Cruise 220. So, based on your preference and riding style, you can choose either one as they are the same underneath. Yes, the Street 220 doesn’t come with a backrest for the pillion. If that is a point of concern, the Cruise 220 is the way to go. Otherwise, the Street 220 offers fantastic value for money. The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is amongst the most popular cruisers on sale in India, offering fantastic value for money proposition. The Pulsar 220-sourced engine delivers a fine balance between power and frugality with a lot more oomph than the previous generation model. It is also the most affordable of all cruisers mentioned above.
Both cruise 220 and street are having same heart ,that is 220cc engine but 220 cruise is looking more classic with its lots of chrome inserts and additionally a wind shield but you should wait till 2019 for new govt. Norms for ABS mandatory for theses bike because I am riding 220 cruise and I am little disappointed with its braking . So as per me u should wait till 2019 for ABS version of avenger range.
Street anyday. If you are a rider who loves to zip through traffic, the street is the best choice anyday. Many people have debated that the bike is too long to cut through traffic easily. I say that's b******t since I've zipped through traffic million times better than KTM rc. Don't fall for negative reviews about this bike. You have to use it to know it.
Well,the avenger churns out 19.5 hp so does the REthunerbird, but the RE has more torque than avenger. average of avenger is 40 and thunderbird below 30. braking of new RE is dual disc while in avenger the back is drum,so RE has an advantage there. the RE has a lot of vibrations and the avenger has negligible, price difference is about 60,000 between the two, and bajaj servicing is very cheap and the spare parts are also very cheap, so the BAJAJ AVENGER is a much more practical in my opinion,,. by the way i have ridden both these bikes a lot, and avenger best in terms of handling too.
If u r into riding long distance then the tb 350 but it has no abs on the other hand avenger has got abs single channel both the bikes got same power but tb350 has tubetire,350x has tubeless and avenger tube tire.If your budget is somewhat near 2L then should wait for the tb350 abs or should go for classic signals 350 or 500 abs.TB 350 is a nise looking bulky bike as i own one, but on hard braking the tire gets locked, what i would suggest wait a little more for tb to get abs.
Avenger cruiser is good for shorter height person other side Thunderbird 350 is right for the person who has height 5 feet and above. Also thunder bird is more powerful than avenger and comfortable too.So don't be confused between these two bikes both has the difference like heaven and earth has. And also technically on higher altitude you will need powerful engine ex. for ladakh ride , hilly road and also Thunderbird is very good on off -road also .
It purely depends on what you need. For an exhilarating cross-country ride, Thunderbird 350 is anyday ahead of Avenger Cruise 220 because of its size, weight, height and energy. For a comfortable city ride or a leisurely hill ride up, Avenger is better because of its long wheelbase and rider posture.
Anti-lock Braking System aka ABS - In normal disc brakes, when used wheels get locked if brakes are applied at full and bikes skid. ABS is a is a safety anti-skid braking system which uses wheel speed sensors to identify if one or more wheels are trying to lock up during braking. If a wheel tries to lock up, a series of hydraulic valves limit or reduce the braking on that wheel. This prevents skidding and allows you to maintain handle control. When only front wheel has ABS its called Single channel ABS when both wheels have ABS its called Dual Channel ABS. It will be mandatory for 2 wheelers supplied from April 2019 to have Dual Channel ABS.
Hell yeah! I just completed my 3000 km journey to Ladakh and back, and boy, the bike was almost perfect (as opposed to a few minor issues). Now by mountain trips, do you mean a weekend ride to your nearby mountain range or to the highest motorable road in the world at 18380 ft? If you said either to the former or the latter, then the bike performs great in any terrain - be it straights, off-road or ghats. The only issue I faced with on the Ladakh ride is the drop in power (the engine couldn't get the oxygen it required for optimum combustion since the air is thin up there, hence I could only manage 60kmph in the toughest terrain). In the luggage department, you could install side boxes (The studds cruiser one is the best) or tie a backpack with a bunjee cord to the back pillion rest (available only in the cruise 220), which makes for a great makeshift support. Cheers!
In terms of bike cruiser means comfort and comfort riding is not possible in mountains , And its a long bike not long ill say very long in term of is seat , tyre's distance etc. i too own a avenger 200 cruise and ill personally suggest it is not a mountain bike , mountain bikes need sharp edges , in term of riding knees should be in contact of tank a bend is must for perfect cutting , overalll a better posture of riding gives you that , nodoubt avenger is a comfortable bike for long drives, but not a mountain bike . i will personally suggest you pulsar 200ns or apache in same price ratio that is quite better option. That was my opinion rest you can think better after having ride yourslef.. happy biking
Yeah well Bajaj did change the handlebars on the BSIV Avenger. They put the long cruise ones on the Cruise and the sporty clip-on types on the Street. I have the BSIII version, wherein I got the sporty handles on a cruise bike. Since you're not about manoeuvring around traffic, I would suggest the Cruise since the tall handlebars make cruising more relaxing, plus you get the advantage of a wind shield and a pillion backrest. Also keep an eye out for the Benelli Motobi 200 Evo and the TVS Zeppelin.
Although I haven't measured using a scale, I would say the brakes on the Cruise 220 are pretty solid. The stopping distance is highly dependant on your riding experience and if you use engine braking. For obvious reasons, the braking distance would be less if you apply both the brakes, but in case of hard braking, the rear does tend to lock and skid. I've had quote a few instances in my 35000 kms of riding this baby, but I could manage to stabilize it. A 100-0 stop roughly takes about 6-8 seconds.
I am already an owner of a Avenger 220 cruise for 5 years. Now I want to replace it with a more powerful one. I have heard from different YT channels that Avenger 400 is on the pipeline. I am exhausted of hearing this but could not trace out its reality. If that is not that, I have to move to Royal Enfield. But I really love Avenger because it suits my height and is working flawlessly for the past 5 years. Would the company assures of this model or I go to RE instead?
Mine model was second generation 220 cc dtsi model,which is more heavy than todays model,then Bajaj gave exide freedom 9ah battery,battery is good but only self is disadvantage if you not ride your bike frequently,self was also problemetic when you off the fuel in winter,in summer no problem.but now may be new bikes are improved.
No problem at all (Its been 9 years that I own a Avenger 220. Current one is my 3rd battery). I never faced any sort of problem ever. Make sure you replace the original one with right specification of battery and ask your service engineer to check battery health every time you go for a service.
Can vouch for Avenger but not for Hornet as I have not driven that bike. Currently using Avenger for a daily commute of 50 km. The ride is very comfortable. Have driven it for a short trip to pawane lake from thane and the ride quality was just awesome.You will surely get comfort with Avenger.
You can. Calculate the total amount with the interest rate is around 9%. Go for 30%of down payment and short term of 24/36 months as you may not feel the pinch of interest amount. Rather follow the old formula. Save money monthly for couple of years and then purchase the latest vehicle. EMI burden can be reduced to12or18 months.
If you are planning to buy a new bike on finance, then generally, 10 to 30 per cent down-payment is required on the on-road price of the bike. However, exact confirmation regarding EMI, down payment, interest, loan period and its procedure will be discussed by the bank only, as it depends upon individual eligibility.
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Could have given better digital console (eg: Gixxer) KTM digital console is top notch.Handle can be improved a bit ( both in cruise and street) a single variant was enough but they differentiated because of which street and cruise came into picture .... before it was good only 1 variant ...peace of mind in terms of getting everything bike has to offer ....now for city street and highway cruise ...we Indian love everything under 1 umbrella ...the separation is bit annoying
Build quality is average. I have faced so many issues within the 1st year of purchase. 80% of the issues were rectified once I found them after the servicing of the bike. I"ve felt that i made a wrong decision on purchasing this bike. Overall quality is not as good as the recent Pulsars or the Dominar. I love the styling of this bike as its a head turner in Black with the wind shield that gives a big bike feel.
I have been riding this bike for more than 8 months and I am very much satisfied by it's comfortable sitting position during long ride. Normally I ride on the hills the power seems to fine even while riding on off roads uphill and downhill but as the bike is long the distance between the tires are more as compared many other bikes which makes the bike skit slightly but in control.Over all I liked it.
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