Bajaj has revised the prices of pretty much its entire lineup barring the Dominar range. You can check out the revised prices of Bajaj’s Pulsar range of bikes here. Prices for the CT100, CT110, and Platina range are available here. Bajaj Auto has now given Avenger Street 160 a price hike and the cruiser bike now costs ₹95,89, ex-showroom, Delhi. This is the second price hike the cruiser has received ever since the BS6 model’s price was announced in March this year. Since then, the bike has become costlier by ₹5,139, making Avenger Street 160 ₹12,640 expensive than the BS4 model. The increment in prices could also be attributed to increased input cost due to a supply chain disruption caused by coronavirus pandemic.
On a slightly different note, Bajaj recently launched the split seat variant of the Pulsar 125 Neon at Rs 79,091 (ex-showroom Delhi), making it Rs 3,597 more expensive than the disc brake variant of the Pulsar 125 Neon. Bajaj is now gearing up to launch the Platina 100 ES disc brake variant, which has already started reaching dealerships across India.
Propelling this cruiser is a 160 cc air-cooled engine that puts out 15 bhp and 14 Nm of peak torque. This engine makes use of a fuel injection system and is coupled to a five-speed gearbox. And as for other mechanical parts, Bajaj Avenger 160 gets telescopic forks with anti-friction bush and twin shock absorbers while stopping power is provided by 280 mm front disc and 130 mm rear drum brakes with single-channel ABS. The 160.4cc, single-cylinder, the fuel-injected motor produces 14.8bhp and 13.4Nmand comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Quantum of the latest price hike (₹1,000), the sales are not likely to be impacted as Avenger Street 160 is still the cheapest cruiser motorcycle in the country. Launched in April this year, BS6 Avenger 160 looks the same as the BS4 model that was launched last year and replaced Avenger 180. It gets a low-slung stance, round roadster headlamp with DRL, blacked-out engine bay, alloy wheels, and step-up seats. The bike also comes with wide handlebars and slightly forward-set footpegs for comfortable ergonomics.