Ever since it came into existence, the Bajaj Avenger series has taken the Indian two-wheeler market by storm with its affordable pricing and cruiser stance. There were, after all, only expensive cruisers back then. Soon enough, it became an instant hit in the Indian market. After numerous updates and name changes, Bajaj opened up the Avenger line-up to a number of changes.
And here the Street 220 (along with Cruise 220) came into the picture. While the mechanical differences are close to none, Street 220 gets some aesthetic modifications to differentiate it from the Cruise. Meanwhile, the latter – as the name suggests – is the one for the tourers.
Even if the design has been a bit long in the tooth, there are some elements that really work well with the overall stance. First, of course, is the round headlamp surrounded by silver garnish and the single-pod instrument cluster. And since it is meant for the streets, Street 220 gets a matte black finish with minimal chrome, alloy wheels, but it misses out on a backrest or windshield.
Powering the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 is a 220cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The engine is capable of churning out 19bhp and 17.50Nm of torque. For the most part, the engine is punchy and the power delivery is quite linear. Push it harder, and the engine refrains to build up the pace in an enthusiastic manner. There are some vibrations at higher rpm that can be felt on the footpegs, but the bike remains quite relaxed and refined overall.
And neither the Street 220 is shy of showing off its specifications. Since the bike sports this long stance, it has a length of 2,177mm, a width of 801mm, and height of 1,070mm. Moreover, it has a kerb weight of 150kg, 169mm of ground clearance, 1,490mm of the wheelbase, and 725mm of seat height.
Fuel Tank Capacity
As per ARAI, the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 has a claimed mileage of 53km/l. Moreover, it uses a carburettor system for fuel delivery.
Shod with 17 inches wheels, the front tyre is 90/90 – 17 49P in size and the rear tyre is 130/90 – 15 66P in size. The bike sits on a tubular double cradle type frame chassis. As for the suspension, at the front are telescopic forks, while the rear makes do with a twin shock absorber. Since it is a cruiser, the softly sprung suspension translates into nice and pliant ride quality. The seating position is also upright, thanks to the tall handlebar and forward-set footpegs.
For the safety net, the bike comes with single-channel ABS as standard. As for the features, the Avenger is basically a bare-bones motorcycle. The instrument cluster is a single-pod analogue unit with a small embedded display for basic information. Even the electricals are old-school, with a halogen bulb both at the front and rear.
You can grab the Avenger Street 220 in two different colours: Matte Black and Matte Wild Green. Personally, we’d recommend the Matte Black for its stealthy looks.
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As of late-2019, the Avenger Street 220 is available in a single variant. The price for the sole ABS variant is Rs. 1.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the on-road price, head over to autoX.
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